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For more than 100 years, the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier has worked towards eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. We are the voice for every woman. The catalyst for change in the lives of those who need it most. Through our services in gender equality, education, crisis services, childcare, and more, the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier creates a strong support team giving women and their families the resources they need to lead the lives they deserve.

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While we are working on our new, updated website, please check below for important links and contact information.

YWCA of the Niagara Frontier/Munk/Human Scholarship

The YWCA of the Niagara Frontier is accepting applications for the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier/Munk/Human scholarship for Niagara and Erie County women returning to secondary education for the fall semester 2019. Deadline for applications April 17, 2019.

2019 Criteria for Scholarship 

YWCA of Niagara Munk Human Scholarship Application

Summer Day Camp 2019

July 1 – August 23, 2019

Camp with a choice! Children are given a variety of activities in which they can participate. Each camper chooses those activities in which they want to participate, and for how long. Programs vary daily.

Lockport Summer Camp Brochure
Niagara Wheatfield Summer Camp Brochure



Universal Pre-K

Registration is Open!

These programs strive to assist children in gaining a positive sense of self while engaging in activities that stimulate natural curiosity.  Classes fill very quickly so register early. For more information on class times , call the John Pound Early Childhood Program Office at (716) 478-4751.

YWCA Playroom Plus

2 year olds

As a first time school experience and with twelve children and three teachers in the classroom, Playroom Plus is able to offer the participants individualized or small group attention. The two year olds are encouraged in the basics of group socialization. They learn to verbalize their needs and listen to others. Sharing, cooperation and independence are all incorporated into classroom activities that promote exploration and discovery. Potty training is not required but is encouraged. Your child must be two years old on or before December 1st of the year your child will attend this program.

Preschool 3’s

3-4 year olds

This program offers a hand’s on approach to learning through real-life experiences. Children investigate various topics while incorporating pre-writing, pre-reading, math and science activities. While expanding their social skills, children learn to negotiate with friends and express themselves verbally. As each child becomes more proficient in accomplishing age-appropriate readiness skills, he/she gains a sense of independence. Your child must be no younger than three years old on or before December 1st of the year your child will attend this program.

Strong Alone. Fearless Together.

Visit or contact the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier at one of our three locations.


32 Cottage Street
Lockport, NY 14094
T: (716) 433-6714
F: (716) 433-1929


49 Tremont Street
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Closed For Renovations Please Call

T: (716) 433-6714

Carolyn’s House

542 6th Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14301
T: (716) 278-9662
F: (716) 278-9663

Crisis Hotline: (716) 433-6716

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