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Welcome to the Young Ladies Institute Website We welcome all Visitors--Please feel free to browse our website.
If you are a Catholic woman--let us know if you are interested in joining us.....  
  • YLI is an organization of Catholic Women dedicated to the Christian principles of charity and Love.
  • YLI was founded in San Francisco on September 5, 1887, by three young women inspired to help an ill friend.
  • Approximately 8500 women belong in California, Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii.
  • Our history reflects a sisterly care and concern for each other and for those in need.
  • Our purpose is to help others in our organization, our church and our community.
  • We are an organization for all seasons of life. Some joined just out of high school, some were “Social Security age” and many in between; but we know that:
    When there is a need – YLI Sisters will be there.
  • To make new friendships and renew old friendships.
  • To give love and charity to the less fortunate in our community.
  • To promote the moral, mental and social advancement of Catholic women.
  • To enrich your spiritual life by joining other Catholic women in prayer.
  • To enjoy social events with other women and with their families.
  • To help men with their education for the Priesthood.
  • To help women in their goals to further their education.
  • To participate in the Ways & Means to accomplish all these and more.
  • To join YLI and enjoy the Sisterly Love we cherish.

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What We Offer

We offer you friendship, support, leadership training and the opportunity to make a difference to those in need.

Through YLI's participation in charitable projects, you will have the opportunity to promote the work of the Church while working hand in hand with other Catholic Women.

Contact Us

Young Ladies' Grand Institute
One Peter Yorke Way
San Francisco, CA 94109

California, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii. We have over 8000 members.

Phone - 415-346-4367
Fax - 415-346-0988
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