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Survivor Stories: A DVAM Series

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Rebuilding from Ashes The decision to flee domestic violence is often complicated with a long list of other concerns. Transitioning back into independent housing is often difficult because of financial and other barriers survivors face. YW supportive housing programs provide case management services to help survivors maintain safe, affordable housing upon leaving shelter.  As Mary*… Continue Reading Survivor Stories: A DVAM Series

YWCA Dayton recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month with events, education

Monday, September 28, 2020

In the U.S., 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. This epidemic crosses every racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic class and costs more than $8.3 billion each year in medical care, lost days of work, and mental health and social services, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. This October, YWCA… Continue Reading YWCA Dayton recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month with events, education

Painting the towns purple

Friday, September 25, 2020

More than 30 students from DECA High School spread out across downtown Dayton this week to Paint the Town Purple, a YWCA Dayton campaign to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Together, they installed more than 400 ribbons. In addition, several staff and volunteers ensured Preble County streets saw their own share of purple, tying on… Continue Reading Painting the towns purple

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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