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A LETTER TO THE CEO, YWCA EL PASO

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Dear Sylvia: I was deeply moved when I heard your plea for support at NAYE for immigrant women and children. Recognizing that the YWCA historically has supported women and children when they felt most vulnerable, I felt compelled to respond in some way. I appealed to our staff, our friends, and our community for personal… Continue Reading A LETTER TO THE CEO, YWCA EL PASO

MAKING GIFTS COUNT

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Many people make financial gifts to the YWCA each year. And we’re grateful. If you are looking to make a difference and even extend your gift, try pledging a monthly or quarterly contribution to the YWCA. Recurring gifts reduce the burden that a one-time gift may represent. Maybe it’s difficult to give $120 as a… Continue Reading MAKING GIFTS COUNT

DESPITE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, YWCA PROGRAMS DEAL WITH VIOLENCE DURING HOLIDAY SEASON

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Not everyone experiences peace on earth during the holiday season. This past December, the YWCA’s domestic violence shelter housed 28 adults and 25 children fleeing violence at home. In addition, shelter staff fielded 53 crisis calls and had 26 individuals walk in for services. Staff also made nearly 400 referrals and helped survivors develop almost… Continue Reading DESPITE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, YWCA PROGRAMS DEAL WITH VIOLENCE DURING HOLIDAY SEASON

YWCA CHILD CARE PROGRAM RECOGNIZED FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS TRAINING

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The YWCA’s Child Care Resource and Referral department (CCR&R) is one of four such programs across the country that were recognized for having developed and delivered business training programs for operators of day care programs. Most child care operators have training in early childhood education, says Erin Holleran, who coordinates the local CCR&R Business Success … Continue Reading YWCA CHILD CARE PROGRAM RECOGNIZED FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS TRAINING

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Thursday, February 14, 2019

ENCOURAGING DIALOGUE TO CHANGE During February, Black History Month, the YWCA invites local businesses or community organizations to schedule a facilitator-led Dialogue to Change program. Developed by the late Reverend Karen Shepler and the Toledo Community Coalition to address institutional racism, Dialogue to Change invites participants to discuss and examine racism from different points of… Continue Reading BLACK HISTORY MONTH

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! MILESTONES: A TRIBUTE TO WOMEN IS ALMOST HERE

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 27, at the Seagate Center. There’s still time for your business to advertise in the program or for you to purchase tickets for the YWCA’s annual Milestones: A Tribute to Women. The 2019 awardees are, for science, Mary Fedderke, recently retired director of institutional advancement at the Toledo Zoo, and,… Continue Reading MARK YOUR CALENDARS! MILESTONES: A TRIBUTE TO WOMEN IS ALMOST HERE

POLLYBALL TOURNAMENT RAISES $76,000 TO SUPPORT BREAST CANCER SERVICES

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

POLLYBALL TOURNAMENT RAISES $76,000 TO SUPPORT BEAST CANCER SERVICES Thanks to the Hylant family and to support from the Promedica health care organization, as well as dozens of corporate and business sponsors, the YWCA’s Healthy Connections program has received more than $76,000 to support its comprehensive education and breast cancer resource center. The check was… Continue Reading POLLYBALL TOURNAMENT RAISES $76,000 TO SUPPORT BREAST CANCER SERVICES

YWCA FOCUSES ON INFANT MORTALITY

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The YWCA, with support from the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio, has taken steps to address infant mortality in Lucas County. Not only is Lucas County’s infant mortality rate higher than Ohio’s statewide average, but the mortality rate for African-American infants is more than twice that of Caucasian children. There are a number of explanations… Continue Reading YWCA FOCUSES ON INFANT MORTALITY

DOING GOOD – AND HAVING FUN

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Good causes deserve support. And that’s why YWCA CEO Lisa McDuffie risked reputation and bodily injury as one of the featured celebrity dancers taking part in The Catholic Club’s Sock Hop fundraiser in October. She was joined on the dance floor by other area celebrities in a Dance with the Stars format that included former… Continue Reading DOING GOOD – AND HAVING FUN

LOCAL YWCA SELECTED AS PILOT SITE FOR HEALTH OUTCOMES PROGRAM

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The first two cohorts in the YWCA’s pilot initiative, Young Women Choosing Action (Choosing Action), have graduated from the 12-week program that helps them discover tools and techniques to develop leadership skills, expand their physical and emotional responses to trauma, cultivate personal well-being practices, and build their capacity as leaders. The YWCA of Northwest Ohio… Continue Reading LOCAL YWCA SELECTED AS PILOT SITE FOR HEALTH OUTCOMES PROGRAM

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DIRECTOR NAMED TO STATEWIDE STEERING COMMITTEE

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Jan Bruggeman, director of the YWCA’s emergency domestic violence (DV) shelter, has been selected to serve as a member of a statewide steering committee developing policies and procedures to address opioid addiction issues that confront providers of DV services in the state of Ohio. “The problem of addiction – and the power of the drugs… Continue Reading DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DIRECTOR NAMED TO STATEWIDE STEERING COMMITTEE

YWCA USA: Stop Allowing Abuse

Friday, February 9, 2018

STATEMENT BY YWCA USA CEO ALEJANDRA Y. CASTILLO “Domestic violence continues to be an epidemic impacting one in four women in the United States. One of the primary reasons domestic violence continues at this pace is because abusers face little to no accountability for their actions. Often, they are protected by other people in power,… Continue Reading YWCA USA: Stop Allowing Abuse

We Need Real Solutions, Not Platitudes

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Statement by YWCA USA CEO, Alejandra Y. Castillo “In last night’s State of the Union address, President Trump doubled down on his standard dog-whistle of divisive rhetoric and scapegoating our most underserved communities. Last night’s litany of policies focused on building a border wall, separating immigrant families and ramping up penalties for drug offenders. He… Continue Reading We Need Real Solutions, Not Platitudes

Shutdown Hurts Women, Families, And Communities Of Color

Friday, January 19, 2018

STATEMENT BY YWCA USA CEO ALEJANDRA Y. CASTILLO “We are deeply disappointed in Congress’ failure to do their jobs and fund programs that support women, families, and our communities. “The impacts of this shutdown are broad and diverse, from the expiration of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) blatantly putting children’s health at risk, to… Continue Reading Shutdown Hurts Women, Families, And Communities Of Color