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S.C.R. 14 Testimony

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

YWCA Dayton delivered the following testimony to the Ohio Senate Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee in support of S.C.R. 14 during its second hearing on June 24, 2020. S.C.R. 14 would declare racism a public health crisis in the State of Ohio. Watch the hearing recording HERE or at the bottom of this post.… Continue Reading S.C.R. 14 Testimony

Juneteenth becomes formal YW holiday

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Friday, June 19, marks a significant day in history: Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth is used as the marker because slaves, depending on where you lived and how you were treated, were informed throughout many days thereafter; so, for some the day of freedom… Continue Reading Juneteenth becomes formal YW holiday

Title IX rollbacks harmful to survivors

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Despite a year of a year of significant opposition from civil rights groups, educational institutions, and survivor advocacy organizations like YWCA Dayton, the U.S. Department of Education announced a rule that will substantially weaken Title IX, rolling back important protections for student survivors of sexual harassment and assault. “The new Title IX rules and regulations… Continue Reading Title IX rollbacks harmful to survivors

Renovating Lives earns green certification

Friday, June 12, 2020

YW’s Renovating Lives: Floor by Floor central building transformation received Enterprise Green Communities certification for its commitment to environmentally-friendly building standards. Enterprise Community Partners is a national nonprofit organization that brings together nationwide know-how, partners, policy leadership and investment to multiply the impact of local affordable housing development, like YWCA Dayton’s Permanent Supportive Housing program.… Continue Reading Renovating Lives earns green certification

The pain is harder to clean

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Shannon Isom is president and CEO of YWCA Dayton, the oldest social service organization for women in Montgomery and Preble counties. Since 1870 it has been on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. The spray paint came off easily. During weekend protests across downtown Dayton,… Continue Reading The pain is harder to clean

Pizza with a purpose

Monday, June 1, 2020

Across the country, officials have encouraged residents to stay home to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. But for domestic violence victims – the vast majority of whom are women, children, and LGTBQ+ individuals – home is not a safe space. In rural communities especially, women are 10% more likely to experience abusive relationships, and… Continue Reading Pizza with a purpose

Ohio House Bill 429 Testimony

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

YWCA Dayton President and CEO Shannon Isom delivered the following testimony to the House Civil Justice Committee in support of Ohio House Bill 429 during its hearing on May 27, 2020. HB 429 would improve and expand the Ohio Secretary of State’s Safe at Home address confidentiality program. This program assists victims of domestic violence,… Continue Reading Ohio House Bill 429 Testimony

Big hearts make big differences

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Most 13-year-olds celebrate big for their milestone birthday. Natalee Sutton decided to give big instead. “For my 13th birthday, I was supposed to go to Great Wolf Lodge, but I can’t because of quarantine,” Natalee explained in a video posted to Facebook that was shared more than 55 times. “Turning 13 is a really big… Continue Reading Big hearts make big differences

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