YWCA was a force in Austin
Here is an article from a booklet entitled "Progressive Austin." According to the cover, it was "published under the auspices of the Junior Chamber of Commerce" in 1935.
The residence of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Hormel was given to the Young Women’s Christian Association in October 1927, and since that time the spacious dwelling has been used as a combination Y.W.C.A. and Community Center.
From 1906 to 1927 the local Association occupied rooms on Main Street. The motto, 'Uplift and Service to the women and girls of Austin and Community,' has become more truly a reality in this new 'home' for which additional rooms and equipment an expansion of the work is made possible. Here, educational clubs, church societies, civic, philanthropic and charitable organizations all meet and centralize upon their work, which in addition to the Y.W.C.A. activities proper, and its use for the public in general, enables the association in the present quarters to fill a great need in the community.
The Young Women’s Christian Association meets the needs of girls and women of a wide range in age. In caring for the younger girls of Austin, the Y.W.C.A. sponsors the Girl Scouts, who are members of a national organization which is non-sectarian and non-partisan.
Older girls, young married women and those of mature years, also find their place in the Young Women’s Christian Association of Austin, which through the generous gift of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Hormel, the support of the women themselves with their memberships and funds from the public at large, enables the local Association to offer an opportunity for fellowship, for service and for the development of personality which makes the Young Women’s Christian organization in Austin a real force in the community."
This week at the HHH
Tuesday: ASD Advisory Group Meeting, 6 p.m. Any adult interested in Autism Spectrum Disorder is invited to come. The HHH will present information about ASD programming and invite feedback and discussion on the needs of the ASD community in Mower County. For more information, please contact Laura Helle at 433-4243.
Coming Soon at the HHH
March 15: Social Concerns: Acupuncture by Jason Richard of Austin Acupuncture Clinic at 11 a.m. with lunch served at noon. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP to 433-4243 or email@example.com by Friday, March 11 to attend.