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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

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