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HomeShare program expanding to Preble County

Monday, September 14, 2020

YWCA Dayton is expanding one of its longstanding supportive housing programs into Preble County. HomeShare is a two-year transitional housing and supportive services program that helps survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault achieve permanent safety and stability as they move from emergency shelter to independent living. For more than 12 years, this program has… Continue Reading HomeShare program expanding to Preble County

Montgomery County’s only domestic violence shelter turns 43

Thursday, July 16, 2020

“Scream quietly or the neighbors will hear.” When YWCA Dayton launched its Battered Woman Project in 1977, “scream quietly” was the most frequent advice given to women in abusive relationships. But YW knew there was a better solution to keeping women safe. That year, the FBI reported that intimate partner violence was the USA’s most… Continue Reading Montgomery County’s only domestic violence shelter turns 43

Pizza with a purpose

Monday, June 1, 2020

Across the country, officials have encouraged residents to stay home to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. But for domestic violence victims – the vast majority of whom are women, children, and LGTBQ+ individuals – home is not a safe space. In rural communities especially, women are 10% more likely to experience abusive relationships, and… Continue Reading Pizza with a purpose

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

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