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#YWomenVote campaign encourages civic engagement

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Voting is critical to ensuring a healthy, safe, and empowered future for us, our families, and our communities, but challenges to the voting process posed by the COVID-19 global pandemic, along with pre-existing systemic and historical barriers to the voting booth for communities of color, have made YWCA’s collective commitment to civic engagement even more… Continue Reading #YWomenVote campaign encourages civic engagement

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Andrey

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Name: Andrey Syrnev Volunteer Position: Meal Server Started Volunteering: 2018 What do you think other people should know about YWCA Dayton? I feel like it’s not an organization many males might consider, and that’s what stood out to me. I wanted to challenge that stigma and hopefully set an example. When your friends/family find out… Continue Reading Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Andrey

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

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