YWCA of Greater Newburyport


  • Overview of Organization and Services:
    The YWCA Greater Newburyport provides programs for community members inclusive of race, gender, or economic reality. Support is offered to women and their families through programming that addresses their health and wellness, aids in the development of job skills and provides access to affordable housing and childcare programs. Programs include:

    1. Infant to Preschool Children's Center
    The YWCA Children’s Center is located at the YWCA Greater Newburyport’s new Pond Street branch in Newburyport. This new center offers full and part daycare for infants, toddler, and preschoolers and is an exciting addition to our current after school child care programs. For more information call the Center Director at 978-225-6210.

    2. Afterschool Care
    The YWCA offers afterschool care at the Bresnahan School from dismissal until 6 pm Monday through Friday for the full curriculum days of the Newburyport Public Schools. School’s Out students in grades K-5 participate in activities in the cafeteria, gym, and outdoor playground. The program includes time for planned curriculum, homework, physical activities, and entertaining fun. Healthy snacks are provided. Two, three, and five-day options are available. Care is provided on early release days and vacations. Transportation is available from the Upper Elementary School to the Bresnahan School for 4th and 5th-grade students. The YWCA has a summer camp for school-age children based at the Bresnahan School.

    3. Affordable Housing
    Affordable housing is often defined as housing that is, in fact, affordable (i.e. occupant pays less than one-third of their income) for people who live at or below 50 % of the area median income. YWCA is one of the oldest if not the oldest affordable housing programs in the United States. Services include:

    The residences at Salisbury square
    YWCA Market Street apartments
    YWCA Women's Residence
    Roof Over Head

    For applications to each program visit: http://ywcanewburyport.org/affordable-housing/

    4. Scholarships: The scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior who lives or attends school within the YWCA Greater Newburyport's service area, who is a leader and peacemaker among her or his peers; whose actions exemplify tolerance and understanding of differences; and who, by example, empowers other students to respond to acts of intolerance and discrimination.

    For nomination forms visit: http://ywcanewburyport.org/scholarships-and-awards/


  • Demographics Served:
    Adults: 19+, Children: 12 and under, Families, Seniors: 60+, Youth: 13-18
  • City/Towns Served:
    Amesbury, Newbury (incl. Byfield), Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, West Newbury
  • Types of Services Provided:
    Affordable Housing, Child Care, Youth & After-School Programs, Financial Counseling & Financial Literacy, Food Programs


  • Address: 13 Market Street, Newburyport, MA 01950 (Main); 13 1/2 Pond Street Newburyport, MA (Children's Center)
  • Phone: 978-465-9922
  • Email: programs@ywcanewburyport.org
  • Website: http://www.ywcanewburyport.org/
  • Hours of Operation: Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday — 5:30 am to 9:00 pm Saturday — 6 am to 4:00 pm Sunday — 7 am to 3:00 pm