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The pain is harder to clean

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Shannon Isom is president and CEO of YWCA Dayton, the oldest social service organization for women in Montgomery and Preble counties. Since 1870 it has been on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. The spray paint came off easily. During weekend protests across downtown Dayton,… Continue Reading The pain is harder to clean

Ohio House Bill 429 Testimony

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

YWCA Dayton President and CEO Shannon Isom delivered the following testimony to the House Civil Justice Committee in support of Ohio House Bill 429 during its hearing on May 27, 2020. HB 429 would improve and expand the Ohio Secretary of State’s Safe at Home address confidentiality program. This program assists victims of domestic violence,… Continue Reading Ohio House Bill 429 Testimony

COVID-19: Highlighting inequities

Thursday, April 16, 2020

If you have participated in our 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge, you have read about our country’s long history of disenfranchising and silencing communities of color. Marginalized communities have endured endless campaigns of exploitation, violence, mass incarceration, housing discrimination, and economic disinvestment. Recent reports are showing how the COVID-19 pandemic plays out along… Continue Reading COVID-19: Highlighting inequities

YWCA Dayton achieves national re-accreditation

Thursday, February 20, 2020

YWCA Dayton has achieved national re-accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA), the culmination of an intense 4-year process. YWCA Dayton was first accredited by COA in 2015; the re-accreditation remains valid through 2023. “Reaccreditation is a tremendous achievement that demonstrates that your organization is recognized as a provider that continues to successfully… Continue Reading YWCA Dayton achieves national re-accreditation

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