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YWCA Tampa Bay has had many success stories in its almost 100 years of service; here are just a few. If you would like to share your success story, please write to us at YWCA Success Stories, 735 Arlington Ave N Suite 115, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 or at  info@ywcaoftampabay.org (put “Success Story” in the subject line).

Quotes from past participants of YWCA Tampa Bay programs

“I’m a 26-year-old single mother. My son is six-years-old. I feel like the YWCA has helped me in so many ways. At the YWCA, I have learned to budget money, become a stronger person, and more independent. The YWCA helped with a roof over my son and I’s head and showers to wash up in. They have helped me see that anything is possible if you put your mind to it. I thank God everyday for this place. They people at the YWCA are all very helpful in a time when you need help. I feel like since I have been here I am growing into being a better person. The YWCA is a very nice place to call home.”

“I’m a 53-year-old grandmother. When I came to the YWCA, I was in crisis. Without the support of this program, I don’t know where I’d be. I feel very empowered as a resident here.”

“The YWCA gave me a safe and comfortable place to go with my children when I had no place to go.”


Family Village and Powell Childcare Development Centers

“I was able to take a job at Morton Plant due to the fact that both my infant and two-year-old were able to be placed in the Powell Center. Without child care in place, I could not have taken a position at the hospital.”

“My daughter started with you all six years ago and went through your program. I was so very pleased with everything she learned. Then when my daughter had started kindergarten, I discovered I was pregnant again. I went on the waiting list and you were able to get an infant spot for my son, full-time. I was so pleased when I discovered all of the same staff were still there. I could not believe it! You all are wonderful, what else can I say?”

“Leaving our daughter with the staff is like leaving her with family and the teachers give us updates even before we ask.”

“This has been the best program my son has had the chance to participate in. I LOVE THE YWCA!! My son is 5 & has made leaps in education because of the staff. Ms. Bev is an amazing teacher and I as well as my son are grateful for her. She makes us feel like family. She really does an above or beyond her duties to keep me updated on my son’s performance and education. The whole staff here is awesome… Mr. Randy, Mr. Matt, Ms. Renata, etc. Always looks clean, organized very cute decorations & my son’s art projects are so cute plus creative. Thank you to all who make this program possible!”

“Our family has had a wonderful experience with the child care our son has received. He has been going to the center since 3 months of age until now in VPK. We have nothing but positive things to say about his experience here and highly recommend it to all parents. All of the staff is what makes it so great, from Vikki to Carrie, Diann, Esther, Tina, Pat, Zoila and everyone else…all of the staff communicates well, keeps us informed, and displays a true caring attitude toward the kids. We are very thankful and blessed to have had all of these wonderful people care for our child.”

"Excellent program and teachers. I am very blessed to have such excellent childcare. I have no worries leaving my child at this facility since her first day!"

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