For more information about volunteering, please contact Brooklyn Esposito, Interim Director of Development and Marketing at (518) 274-7100 or by email at development@ywca-gcr.org.


YWCA-GCR's Community Meal is served every Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m.- 7:00pm. YWCA-GCR residents as well as members of the community are welcome to join us each week for a free nutrition cooked meal. Meals are prepared by a variety of volunteers including but not limited to YWCA-GCR staff, residents, community members and students. Residents are encouraged to participate in preparation of the meals and will be assisted by staff in menu planning, shopping and time management. We serve between 75 - 125 people per week. The YWCA-GCR also partners with community organizations to set up booths at weekly Community Meal to advertise, promote, and engage guests in services.

Residents and community members can call the YWCA-GCR at (518) 274-7100 to find out Thursday's menu. For more information on volunteering to cook or serve, please contact Bonnie Benson at (518) 274-7100 or by email bonnieb@ywca-gcr.org.



My Sister's Closet provides free gently worn professional and casual clothing for YWCA-GCR residents and women in the community. Everyone is welcome to visit My Sister's Closet and no referral is needed.  We also provide some infant and children’s clothing. We are currently accepting donations of both business casual and professional clothing for women and children. If possible, but not required: we prefer that professional clothing be on hangers. Click here to read our full donation policies and procedures.

To schedule an appointment, or to make a donation, please contact Jackie Weaver, Housing and Supportive Services Administrator, at (518) 274-7100 or email jackiew@ywca-gcr.org.



The SCRC is open during regular business hours and some evening hours, to our residents as well as members of the community, including men. There are 4 computers that may be utilized for everything from goals orientated to recreational such as job and apartment searching to sending and receiving e-mail, checking Facebook as means of staying in contact with family and friends. There is a lounge area where residents may sit with visitors. There is also a variety of local resources that are displayed on the bulletin board, in our cardholder and in files as well. We strive to be able to provide connection to any resources in the community that a resident or guest would need. Volunteer to "host" the SCRC to assist users with questions, signing in and out and keeping the area clean and quiet. 

For more information, call (518) 274-7100 or email info@ywca-gcr.org.