The YWCA is more than just a women's organization focused on health and wellness, explained Anna Marie Barksdale, housing and supportive services director for the Youngstown YWCA at Tuesday's Rotary meeting. 
Barksdale explained that there are a number of areas of focus for the organization. The YWCA, which focuses on empowering women and eliminating racism, has programs for youth development, empowering those in low-income situations and housing with support services, which includes both a transitional home and a scattered site program. 
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