Address: 318 Fifth Street SE Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401 View Map
Phone: (319) 365-1458

About Us

Changing lives through empowering services and child care

For over 120 years, Waypoint (formerly YWCA) has existed as a vital community resource for individuals in crisis. In the early days, women who migrated to the city for employment turned to Waypoint for support. Over the years, Waypoint's services have evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of area women, children, and families.

Today, Waypoint offers a variety of proactive services and resources for those experiencing homelessness, poverty, or domestic violence. Learn more about what we do.

Changing lives through empowering services and child care

Waypoint provides shelter and support for those in crisis due to homelessness, poverty, or domestic violence. It also provides quality child care to over 500 children daily of all socio-economic levels.


Through proactive resources for those in poverty or facing a housing crisis and empowering services for individuals experiencing domestic violence, Waypoint helps people move forward.

Inspiring hope and progress through its mission and vision

Through all of Waypoint’s services, it endeavors to uphold its mission statement:

“To strengthen and empower individuals who are homeless, living in poverty, or victims of domestic violence; and give children access to gaining the essential skills vital to reaching their full potential through quality child care.”

Serving seven counties throughout Northeastern Iowa

Waypoint’s headquarters is located at 318 5th St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401, and covering a wide span of Northeastern Iowa, its Domestic Violence Victim Services are present in seven counties including Benton, Black Hawk, Buchanan, Delaware, Dubuque, Jones and Linn; however, services are also provided to families and individuals outside of these counties.

Its child care programs serve the Cedar Rapids and College Community School Districts, plus surrounding areas.

Contact us today to find out more about Waypoint's services and child care.

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