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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