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Holiday cheer starts here

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The business of holidays can be stressful; for those recovering from chronic stress and trauma, the holidays can seem insurmountable. So each December, YWCA Dayton transforms an otherwise ordinary meeting room into a bevy of festive goodness all with one mission in mind: healing through happiness. “Experiencing the holidays while living in a shelter can… Continue Reading Holiday cheer starts here

Ohio House Bill 561 Testimony

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

YWCA Dayton President and CEO Shannon Isom delivered the following testimony in support of Ohio House Bill 561 during its second hearing on Nov. 27, 2018. HB 561 would eliminate the spousal exceptions for the offenses of rape, sexual battery, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, gross sexual imposition, sexual imposition, and importuning and would… Continue Reading Ohio House Bill 561 Testimony

Community threads

Monday, October 22, 2018

When K sits down at a sewing machine at the Dayton Sewing Collaborative, she’s not just creating art, or stitching a useful blanket, or putting leftover fabric to practical use. She’s learning to heal. K grew up in Algeria in a strict Muslim community, but with an encouraging family who raised her to value her… Continue Reading Community threads