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YWCA Dayton achieves national re-accreditation

Thursday, February 20, 2020

YWCA Dayton has achieved national re-accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA), the culmination of an intense 18-month process. YWCA Dayton was first accredited by COA in 2015; the re-accreditation remains valid through 2023. “Reaccreditation is a tremendous achievement that demonstrates that your organization is recognized as a provider that continues to successfully… Continue Reading YWCA Dayton achieves national re-accreditation

Senate Bill 162 Testimony

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

YWCA Dayton Advocacy Manager Sarah Wolf-Knight delivered the following testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of Senate Bill 162 during its hearing on Feb. 19, 2020. SB 162 would eliminate Ohio’s spousal exemption for sex offenses and the statute of limitations on rape. Thank you for the opportunity to provide proponent testimony on… Continue Reading Senate Bill 162 Testimony

Girls LEAD! and The Links launch mentoring partnership

Thursday, February 13, 2020

When the women of The Dayton Chapter of The Links, Inc., envisioned a partnership with YWCA Dayton’s Girls LEAD! program, they had one requirement: it’s not just about the girls. Their parents should be included, too. As President Carolyn Mack explains, the current focus of the group – a volunteer organization that strives to positively… Continue Reading Girls LEAD! and The Links launch mentoring partnership

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

Recognizing 62 years of volunteerism

Thursday, December 12, 2019

YWCA Dayton recognized its longest-serving volunteer, Mrs. Betsy B. Whitney, with an honorary street designation during a reception and unveiling ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. As approved by the City of Dayton Commission, North Wilkinson Street (from West Third to West First streets) will now be known also as Betsy B. Whitney Way. This… Continue Reading Recognizing 62 years of volunteerism

An education

Monday, December 9, 2019

For the thousands of girls who have participated in YWCA Dayton girls’ programming over the past two decades, graduating from Girls LEAD! wasn’t the end – it was a beginning. “I would advise younger girls getting involved in Girls LEAD! to take full advantage of the opportunities that the program may be offering to them… Continue Reading An education

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

Setting up safe, strong futures for success.

Introducing our Sojourn Leadership Academy

Friday, November 22, 2019

In honor of its upcoming 150th anniversary in 2020, and in conjunction with its 2020 Women of Influence Honoree Class announcement, YWCA Dayton introduced today a new leadership and justice professional development cohort that will convene and cultivate young women leaders as community change agents for racial justice, gender justice, and economic empowerment. YWCA Dayton’s… Continue Reading Introducing our Sojourn Leadership Academy

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