Economic Empowerment

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Economic Empowerment

A key component of fulfilling our mission is to address the economic disparities women and minorities face in our community. We positively address the racial wealth gap in Delaware by targeting minority communities with disproportionate homeownership and foreclosure rates and disenfranchised communities with limited access to financial services. We support Delaware women’s economic development needs by providing counseling, education and training in personal finance management, homeownership, work readiness and self-employment. See how our valuable and accessible programs can help you or someone you know!

Services are available in-person, via telephone, or online. Call 302-224-4060, x200 to learn more.

Family Home buyingHOMEOWNERSHIP

YWCA Delaware has helped over 3,000 families experience the economic benefits and many joys of homeownership. Through individual counseling services by committed, certified counselors and ongoing advocacy programs, we are building a better community by creating neighborhood stability; expanding the tax base; stimulating the economy; reducing mortgage defaults; and helping promote the wise use of credit. Join our program today to start on your path to homeownership!

Homeownership Programs: Intro to Homeownership | Homebuyer Education | Online Homebuyer Education | Foreclosure Prevention


When you know how to manage money, you can better mange your life, and plan for the future. Through our Financial Capability program, YWCA is committed to helping individuals and families understand the basics of how to manage, save and invest money. Our goal is to help you build wealth!

Financial Capability Programs: Group Workshops | Coaching for individuals


The WAND Program offers entrepreneur strategies to emerging business owners, who need “hands on” technical support and tools to position their business for success and sustainability.  Our workforce development programs provide 21st Century job search skills to those with barriers to employment, including, individuals seeking to navigate the job market, identify transferable skills and re-brand themselves for new and current employment opportunities.

WAND Programs:  Mind Your Business Series | 21st Century Job Search Boot Camp | DelDOT & YWCA Workforce Training | Business Development & Entrepreneur Workshops

covid-19 pandemic

COVID-19 Financial Information

YWCA Delaware Financial Coaches are compiling financial information to keep you financially sound during the pandemic.

COVID-19 Financial Information Resources