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2022 Women of Influence award celebrates “layers and complexities” of women

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Every woman’s experience is unique, and this year, the Women of Influence honoree award is, too. Explains artist Valerie Smith of oh, Hopscotch! design: “I wanted to create a piece that could be customized by the recipient to match their mood or style. Each layer is made up of different colors and shapes, and they… Continue Reading 2022 Women of Influence award celebrates “layers and complexities” of women

H.B. 390 Testimony

Friday, February 18, 2022

YWCA Dayton’s director of our Center for Survivors of Sexual Violence delivered the following proponent testimony to the Ohio House Criminal Justice Committee in support of H.B. 390 during its second hearing on Feb. 15, 2022. H.B. 390 would require sexual assault exam kits for trafficking in persons cases. Chair LaRe, Vice Chair Swearingen, Ranking… Continue Reading H.B. 390 Testimony

New playground to support YWCA shelter, youth programs

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

YWCA Dayton’s 19-acre Huber Heights Campus is getting more active by the day, thanks to its newest amenity – a 34-by-23-foot outdoor playground and activity center. “This playground is an amazing resource for YWCA in Huber Heights,” said Taylor Green, manager of youth/teen programming. “Playgrounds help children establish as sense of confidence and build self-esteem,… Continue Reading New playground to support YWCA shelter, youth programs

Announcing Shift: A peer-to-peer initiative to prevent teen dating violence

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

More than a third of adolescents in America experience sexual, physical, verbal, or emotional dating abuse, according to The NO MORE Project, and females between the ages of 16 and 24 are roughly three times more likely than the rest of the population to be abused by an intimate partner. While teens who suffer dating… Continue Reading Announcing Shift: A peer-to-peer initiative to prevent teen dating violence

Birthday Buddies program celebrates children in shelter

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Are you, or someone you know, marking a milestone birthday this year? Celebrate yourself or honor a loved one by becoming a Birthday Buddy for children in our domestic violence shelters, and ensure their special day is festive, too. YWCA Dayton serves approximately 30 children in shelter every month. Our children’s program team works hard… Continue Reading Birthday Buddies program celebrates children in shelter

Inaugural class of Sojourn Leadership & Justice Academy graduates

Monday, December 13, 2021

YWCA Dayton is celebrating 11 women as graduates of its new Sojourn Leadership and Justice Academy, which completed its inaugural year this month. First introduced in late 2019 and paused for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first class of Sojourners began in April 2021. Sojourn is a professional development cohort for women,… Continue Reading Inaugural class of Sojourn Leadership & Justice Academy graduates

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