Women Helping Women: YWCA Metro St. Louis Makes a Difference

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CENTRAL  WEST END (KTVI)-The YWCA is the nation's leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YWCA serves more than 25 million women and girls in 125 countries.

YWCA Metro St. Louis provides transitional housing and individual case management for homeless women, 24/7 in person crisis intervention for victims of sexual assault, individual and group counseling for victims of sexual assault, before- and after-school care, teen leadership programs, Racial Justice programs and Head Start/Early Head Start) Adrian E. Bracy is the organization’s chief executive officer. Bracy previously worked in St. Louis for more than a decade as an executive for the St. Louis Rams.

 Bracy served as chief financial officer for the Arizona Cardinals Football Club from 2007 to 2009.She was previously vice president of finance for the St. Louis Rams football franchise for 12 years, and prior to that, vice president of finance and administration for the Joe Robbie Stadium/Miami Dolphins. She brings more than 20 years of senior financial and administrative management experience along with a long history of serving on a number of non-profit boards, including YWCA Metro St. Louis.

The YWCA has 11 Head Start Centers and 16 child care partner sites along with the St. Louis Regional Sexual Assault Center in Clayton and the headquarters in midtown. 

The YWCA Head Start provides services to more than 2,600 preschool-age children through a network of YWCA Centers, Child Care Partner sites and delegate agency. YWCA Head Start services have been provided since 1991.

For more information please call YWCA Metro St. Louis  (314) 531-1115, Head Start is (314) 427-4940.