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Helping the whole family heal

Friday, May 1, 2020

Nearly 50 percent of domestic violence victims have delayed leaving their abuser out of fear of harm to their pets, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Thanks to partnerships like the Safe Pets Program, survivors entering YWCA Dayton’s domestic violence shelters don’t have to make the unthinkable choice between their safety or their… Continue Reading Helping the whole family heal

Safety superheroes

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Referencing the CDC’s most recent recommendation to use face coverings in the fight against coronavirus, Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton recently said, “I need your help, Ohio. I need you to wear both a cape and a mask now.” On any given day, upwards of 100 women and children are cared for… Continue Reading Safety superheroes

Statement on COVID-19 Coronavirus

Friday, March 13, 2020

This post will be continually updated to reflect the latest information. Updated: 07.02.20 If you, or someone you know, is experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking, we’re always here. 24/7 Crisis Hotline: 937-222-SAFE. According to the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, 1.42 million people use an emergency shelter or transitional housing program… Continue Reading Statement on COVID-19 Coronavirus

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