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Announcing the 2019 Marsha Froelich Survivor Award honoree

Thursday, September 19, 2019

YWCA Dayton will honor Dayton native Beth Stelling with its Marsha Froelich Survivor Award at its 17th annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month event on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at the Schuster Center Wintergarden. Formerly called the YWomen Breakfast, it has been refreshed (and doubled) as the Voices Against Violence Breakfast and the Voices Against Violence… Continue Reading Announcing the 2019 Marsha Froelich Survivor Award honoree

Holiday cheer starts here

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The business of holidays can be stressful; for those recovering from chronic stress and trauma, the holidays can seem insurmountable. So each December, YWCA Dayton transforms an otherwise ordinary meeting room into a bevy of festive goodness all with one mission in mind: healing through happiness. “Experiencing the holidays while living in a shelter can… Continue Reading Holiday cheer starts here

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

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