YWCA is a global movement.

We found a home here in Wausau in 1920 when a group of women came together to create a space for women to meet, socialize, and get to work.  Since our first meeting, we have been dedicated to improving the lives of women, children, and families in Marathon County. YWCA opened the first child care center in Wausau.  We first housed what is now known as the Women’s Community, and were the first homes of the Boys and Girls Club, League of Women Voters, Childcare Connection, and Big Brothers, Big Sisters.  Our programs were the first to recognize the needs of single parents and welcome immigrants to the Wausau area.

We continue to serve the greater Wausau area by providing programs and services that are driven by our mission to eliminate racism and empower women.  Check out some of our upcoming events on our calendar.




Our Board of Directors:

Ashley Buchacek – President                                            Jess Huggenevik   – Vice President

Amanda Godleske- Secretary                                           Tami McCann- Treasurer

Marty Millerleile – Past President                                       Jonette Arms

Ka Youa Xiong                                                                   Stacey Martin

Sharon Hunter                                                                    Lindsay Schmidt

Nicole Stangl                                                                      Ilizah Zuelsdorff

OUR STAFF: We are pleased to welcome Samantha Wederath to the YWCA Wausau Team. Sam is our new Program Director. She comes to us from the Fox Valley Area, where she worked in non-profit as an Assistant Director of a Boys & Girls Club for 3 years. Sam is a graduate of Concordia University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Theatre Performance. Sam is driven and eager to bring programs and events to YWCA and the Wausau Community.