Mission: To create opportunities for women to unite and grow through the establishment of charitable, educational and service programs.

About Us:
The Women’s Christian Association of Philadelphia was founded in 1870 and chartered by the Pennsylvania Legislature in 1871. “Young” was added to our name in 1902 and we have served the women of Philadelphia continuously since our founding.  In 1906 we joined, as a charter member, a national association now known as YWCA USA.
Since 2010 our organization has been independent and while our corporate name remains unchanged, we are now doing business as the Avis Chase Women’s Association of Philadelphia.
This honors the late Avis Chase of Chatham, MA and Philadelphia who was a major benefactor.


Happening Now:

ACWA Annual Business Meeting 
Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Noon via Zoom
Click here for more information.


Join Us to Travel the World – Without Leaving Your Couch

The ACWA is working in conjunction with Girl Travel Tours (GTT) for our members.  Join us for virtual tours with real time guides. Our next tour is  A Musical Tour of Britain on April 13.  Click here for additional details and to register.

Musical Tour of Britian


Save the Date:

Investing Vehicles Explained

Wednesday, April 28 at 3 pm via Zoom
Check back soon for more information.