I transitioned into this role almost two years ago—two years in July—July 1st will be two years. I always think it's important to note our mission is to eliminate racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, and freedom. In our 135 year history there had never been a woman of color and now this is a black woman leading so I thought that was important for the community and for the YWCA Central Massachusetts. And so here we are.
Deborah Hall is the Executive Director of the YWCA of Central Massachusetts and the founder of the Worcester Black History Project. She has a passion to keep the mission statement of “eliminating racism and empowering women” alive. Her family origin and personal experiences has led her down a path of advocating for people who cannot advocate for themselves. Debbie focuses on domestic violence and helping people in these situations find safety. She is passionate about spreading awareness and guiding people to independence and security.