YWCA Madison

Downtown Location

Our downtown location is a 12-story building conveniently located in the heart of Madison on the Capitol Square at 101 East Mifflin Street. It was formerly the historic Belmont Hotel, built in the 1920s. The largest provider of affordable housing to women in Dane County, YWCA is home to more than 450 women, children, and families each year.

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
608.257.1436, option 2
Fax 608.257.1439

Empowerment Center

YWCA’s Empowerment Center, located at 2040 S. Park Street, provides resources to individuals seeking to find, change, or maintain a job and acquire skills to advance in the workplace. Staff and other resources are available to help with resume and cover letter writing, job application completion, and finding new job opportunities.

UPDATE: The YWCA Empowerment Center at 2040 Park Street is closed at this time. Any general calls for Empowerment Center staff can temporarily be directed to 608-205-8267.

Hours of Operation

Open by appointment only. Please call 608.257.1436, option 3 to schedule an appointment.
Fax 608.395.2598


If you need an interpreter, translator, materials in alternate formats or other accommodations to access this service, activity or program, please contact Operation Director, Carly Sobye via email or at 608-257-1436, option 2. Please do so at least four days prior to the appointment.

Information for program participants with disabilities about their rights can be found on the City of Madison Website.

Concealed Carry Policy

Although Wisconsin law permits individuals with a valid permit to carry concealed weapons in public areas and vehicles in Wisconsin, YWCA Madison does not permit firearms or other weapons in any of its buildings. In keeping with this policy, signs posted at all YWCA Madison building and vehicle entrances state: Firearms and weapons are prohibited in this building.

Community Space Usage

YWCA Madison provides meeting space, dependent on room availability, to local organizations that share a mission and vision similar to YWCA. If you are interested in learning more, please contact the Operations Director, Carly Sobye via email at 608.257.1436, option 2.

Frequently Asked Questions About YWCA Madison