Public Policy

The YWCA Ulster County Public Policy Committee is a standing committee comprised of Board members and members-at-large of the YWCA whose purpose is to establish guidelines for action based on the defined values of the organization and the needs of the population it serves. The committee develops, recommends to the Board and, where appropriate, implements public policy positions and advocacy roles that are congruent with the YWCA’s mission/vision/values.

Our Values

HEALTH & WELLBEING

We value Health and Wellbeing as a balancing and enrichment of one’s body, mind, spirit and community.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE

We value Freedom of Choice as respect for a woman’s right to choose if and/or when to reproduce.

RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY

We value Respect for Diversity as a respect for all people and the characteristics that make one individual different from another.

EQUITY

We value Equity as fair access to those things necessary for health and wellbeing including, but not limited to: housing, health care, education, employment, sustainable wages and income, community resources, and the political process.

COMMUNITY

We value Community as the respect for interdependence between the interests of the individual and the interest of the whole.