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Coming together to help kids start the school year strong

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

On average, our domestic violence shelters serve upwards of 30 children every day, many of whom are in grades kindergarten through 12. For parents fleeing an abusive situation, navigating the unknown can be daunting – getting kids back to school often adds to an already-overwhelming situation.  Through a variety of onsite programs and community partners, YWCA Dayton provides comprehensive support for the families we serve before and after the… Continue Reading Coming together to help kids start the school year strong

Adapt and thrive

Monday, May 4, 2020

Science, technology, engineering, and math skills can bridge gaps in education and employment – and now, they’re keeping children connected to both their friends and their futures. Thanks to a partnership with STEM Kids NYC, YWCA Dayton is able to offer coding classes free of charge and 100 percent online to children in our domestic… Continue Reading Adapt and thrive

School doesn’t stop for shelter

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Leaving an abusive relationship and navigating emergency shelter can be chaotic – and the back-to-school season shouldn’t add another layer of confusion. According to the National Center for Homeless Education, children and youth who flee violent homes with a parent survivor and who become homeless as a result face many barriers, and these effects can… Continue Reading School doesn’t stop for shelter