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RAPE CRISIS CENTER ADDS NEW VOLUNTEERS

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Four new volunteers completed some 30 hours of training to prepare for work with the YWCA’s Rape Crisis Center. The six-week training program includes segments on trauma-informed care, human trafficking, working with minority populations, and drug factors in sexual assault. The volunteers will help provide coverage for the Rape Crisis Center’s 24-hour hotline and advocacy… Continue Reading RAPE CRISIS CENTER ADDS NEW VOLUNTEERS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

August 2 YWCA Health Fair, 1018 Jefferson Avenue. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free blood pressure and blood sugar testing, PAP smears, clinical breast examinations, Vision and hearing screenings, bone density scans, and HIV testing. August 10 28th annual Pollyball Tournament, International Park. Proceeds benefit the YWCA of Northwest Ohio’s Breast Cancer Awareness and Assistance program. For… Continue Reading UPCOMING EVENTS

NORTHWEST OHIO YWCA HOSTS CONVERSATION ABOUT RACE AS PART OF ITS “STAND AGAINST RACISM” INITIATIVE

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

More than 200 people attended a lecture by renowned educator and anti-racist activist Jane Elliott as part of the YWCA’s Stand Against Racism, an event held late in April on the campus of the University of Toledo Medical Center. Elliott looked back over the past 50 years since her famous brown eyes-blue eyes experiment that focused on… Continue Reading NORTHWEST OHIO YWCA HOSTS CONVERSATION ABOUT RACE AS PART OF ITS “STAND AGAINST RACISM” INITIATIVE

LOCAL YWCA LEADER VISITS CAPITOL HILL TO SUPPORT LEGISLATIVE ACTION ON BEHALF OF WOMEN

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

YWCA President Lisa McDuffie was among hundreds of YWCA leaders from across the country who met in Washington, D.C., earlier this month at the YWCA-USA national convention. Among planned activities were meetings with Senate and House staff members to discuss legislative actions that affect women and children. Issues that YWCA leaders discussed with legislative staff… Continue Reading LOCAL YWCA LEADER VISITS CAPITOL HILL TO SUPPORT LEGISLATIVE ACTION ON BEHALF OF WOMEN

FREE LEGAL CLINIC DRAWS FULL HOUSE

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The YWCA’s domestic violence shelter hosted a free legal clinic last month at the YWCA. The clinic brought participants together with local attorneys to get help with civil – not criminal – cases. In the two-hour session, more than 30 clients got answers to questions about divorce, child support, housing, and other topics. The program… Continue Reading FREE LEGAL CLINIC DRAWS FULL HOUSE

TEEN OUTREACH PROGRAM (TOP)

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Nearly 50 seniors who participated in the YWCA’s Teen Outreach Program (TOP) graduated last month from Toledo Public Schools. Two TOP teens — twins Deontae and Deontre Wright — were valedictorian and salutatorian at Scott High School. The two young men received full tuition scholarships to attend The Ohio State University in the Fall. For more information about TOP… Continue Reading TEEN OUTREACH PROGRAM (TOP)

YWCA NAMES NEW RACIAL JUSTICE DIRECTOR

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The YWCA has named Kelley Webb as its racial justice director, a newly created position that reflects the organization’s mission “to eliminate racism.” Webb, a Ph.D. student at the University of Toledo working toward a degree in educational theory and social foundations, has focused her efforts on educating others about issues of racial justice. She holds a… Continue Reading YWCA NAMES NEW RACIAL JUSTICE DIRECTOR

YWCA SUPPORTS UNIVERSAL PRE-K MODEL

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

More than 80 percent of 3- and 4-year olds in Toledo are not ready for kindergarten. And so, led by the Office of the Mayor, officials from Toledo Public Schools, and a group of community leaders, efforts are underway to increase the number of kindergarten-ready children in Toledo by offering quality preschool opportunities to 4-year… Continue Reading YWCA SUPPORTS UNIVERSAL PRE-K MODEL

DONOR PROFILE

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Arrow Dickerson – among the Circle of Champions Those who support YWCA programs come from all walks of life and with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Their involvement with the YWCA may derive from first-hand experiences or those of friends or family. All share a passion and commitment for a cause. Arrow Dickerson is… Continue Reading DONOR PROFILE