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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

From birthdays to boutonnieres

Monday, December 2, 2019

Think about the milestones you and your family experience in a given year, a given month, a given week: celebrating graduations, marking anniversaries, recognizing achievements large and small. From shoe-tying lessons to birthday cakes, for the women and families we serve in our domestic violence shelters, these milestones don’t stop – and it’s our job… Continue Reading From birthdays to boutonnieres

Joyous transformations

Saturday, November 23, 2019

What do you see when you look at this drawing? An animal? Dancing stars or the brilliance of the day? The lone flower or its resolve to grow? We see JOY. Drawn by one of the 100+ children who called our domestic violence shelters home this past year, this art celebrated the opening of our… Continue Reading Joyous transformations

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

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