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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

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

Comfort food

Saturday, July 15, 2017

As the adage goes, if you want something done, do it yourself – or, let a YWCA Dayton Women of Influence Honoree spearhead it. Clarece Darden Richardson, a 2013 Women of Influence Rising Star Honoree, gets credit for giving her husband, Gerald Richardson, the final nudge he needed to open a catering business. Today, the pair… Continue Reading Comfort food

A PSA for today

Monday, May 1, 2017

YWCA Dayton has long been a voice for domestic violence victims. Now, thanks to a local team of public relations students, twice as many people are listening. Students in Dr. Alan Abitbol’s spring Public Relations Capstone course at the University of Dayton were charged with forming their own (albeit fictional) PR agencies and executing marketing campaigns… Continue Reading A PSA for today