Association FAQs

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Is the YWCA part of the YMCA?

No. YWCA has some similarities to YMCA. Our name is nearly identical and both frequently have sports programs, childcare services, and facility rentals available to the community. Both associations dedicate themselves to the greater good of the community, the education and well-being of all families and children. Beyond those similarities, YWCA has a long history of support for women and immigrant communities.

Do you rent your facility to private parties or community celebrations?

Yes! Here’s a link to our rates, contract forms and open dates. Facilities Rental

Do you have apartments for rent?

No. We do not provide apartments for rent. But we do rent out our facility for different events. Facilities Rental

Do you do racial justice work?

Yes. Click on this link to learn about and join our programs to promote racial justice. Racial Justice

Do you have programs that organize and support women and girls?

Yes. Check out our economic empowerment programs for women and girls. Programs for Women & Girls

Does YWCA Watsonville have a shelter for battered women?

No. We provide victims of abuse with information about local shelters and services. In addition, we support the work of community groups that address this critical community issue. Here are some links to Santa Cruz and Monterey County shelters. Anti-Violence Programs

Does YWCA Watsonville offer any leadership development projects or services?

Yes. To read more about leadership development, please visit our Programs for Women & Girls. Leadership Development

Do you operate any childcare programs?

Yes. Take a look at our preschool (La Escuelita) and our after school programs. Childcare Programs

Do you have a program for teens and youth?

Yes. For 75 years we have offered youth services. Currently, we operate an after school program for 7 weeks each year at the four middle schools. YW-Teens After School Program

Does the YWCA have a swimming pool or fitness center?

No, but make a visit to the YMCA for physical fitness programs for people of all shapes and sizes, ages and income levels. For information call or visit:

Watsonville Family YMCA
27 Sudden St.
Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone: (831)728-9622
Fax: (831)728-3422

Does your building have a ghost?

No. It is very pleasant and cozy, homey and light. No sightings have been reported.