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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

HomeShare program expanding to Preble County

Monday, September 14, 2020

YWCA Dayton is expanding one of its longstanding supportive housing programs into Preble County. HomeShare is a two-year transitional housing and supportive services program that helps survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault achieve permanent safety and stability as they move from emergency shelter to independent living. For more than 12 years, this program has… Continue Reading HomeShare program expanding to Preble County

YWCA launches ‘Until Justice Just Is’ campaign

Friday, August 28, 2020

Along with over 200 associations across the country, YWCA Dayton is proud to launch Until Justice Just Is, a campaign designed to bring awareness to the pervasiveness of systemic racism and our commitment to ending systemic and institutional racism. Against this year’s long-overdue nationwide reckoning with racism, communities, companies, and individuals everywhere are searching for… Continue Reading YWCA launches ‘Until Justice Just Is’ campaign

#YWomenVote campaign encourages civic engagement

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Voting is critical to ensuring a healthy, safe, and empowered future for us, our families, and our communities, but challenges to the voting process posed by the COVID-19 global pandemic, along with pre-existing systemic and historical barriers to the voting booth for communities of color, have made YWCA’s collective commitment to civic engagement even more… Continue Reading #YWomenVote campaign encourages civic engagement

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