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Help for the holiday

Monday, December 16, 2019

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 Help for the holiday

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

Strength Doesn’t Stop: Third Annual Domestic Violence Survivors Banquet

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, on average, it takes a domestic violence victim seven times to leave before staying away for good. Leaving is often a complex process with several stages: minimizing the abuse and trying to help the abuser; coming to see the relationship as abusive and losing hope the relationship will… Continue Reading Strength Doesn’t Stop: Third Annual Domestic Violence Survivors Banquet

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