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YW launches virtual support groups for survivors

Friday, May 15, 2020

Social distancing doesn’t mean support stops. Thanks to a partnership with RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), YWCA Dayton’s newest offering is an online HelpRoom that provides weekly opportunities for survivors of sexual violence to receive virtual support. Entirely text-chat based, participants can enter the group “room” through any Internet-connected device and speak with… Continue Reading YW launches virtual support groups for survivors

Women of Influence paused

Thursday, May 14, 2020

YWCA Dayton has paused its largest fundraiser, its Women of Influence awards luncheon, which had originally been rescheduled from March 12 to June 3 due to the global coronavirus pandemic. “Above all else: we want our community to be safe,” said Shannon Isom, president & CEO. “This event is special; it is Dayton’s largest luncheon,… Continue Reading Women of Influence paused

Find your brave space

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

When Ohio schools closed in March due to COVID-19, classwork wasn’t the only thing left unfinished. For dozens of girls in YWCA Dayton’s Girls LEAD! program, their regular in-school sessions were put on hold, too. That is, until the weekly Girls LEAD! check-in chats were born in April. Held virtually every Friday, they provide girls… Continue Reading Find your brave space

#GivingTuesdayNow raises $5,000 to support nonstop services

Friday, May 8, 2020

2020 has proved to be a year like no other, so May 5 was named a new kind of Tuesday. #GivingTuesdayNow, a special emergency fundraising response to the unprecedented need caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, provided a dedicated day to celebrate and encourage philanthropy when human services providers needed help the most. YWCA Dayton continues… Continue Reading #GivingTuesdayNow raises $5,000 to support nonstop services

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