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YW team begins yearlong journey with ‘Me and White Supremacy’

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

“If you are willing to dare to look white supremacy right in the eye and see yourself reflected back, you are going to become better equipped to dismantle it within yourself and within your communities.” – Layla Saad, “Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor”  At YWCA Dayton,… Continue Reading YW team begins yearlong journey with ‘Me and White Supremacy’

YWCA Dayton announces newest location in Huber Heights

Saturday, April 24, 2021

A nearly 20-acre space in Huber Heights is now the newest program location for YWCA Dayton, the oldest multicultural social services organization serving women and girls in the Miami Valley. The 151-year-old nonprofit currently operates six locations across Montgomery and Preble counties. The YWCA Dayton Huber Heights Campus, located at 7650 Timbercrest Dr., was built… Continue Reading YWCA Dayton announces newest location in Huber Heights

Mental health tips for traumatic times

Thursday, April 22, 2021

With the recent announcement of the verdict in the trial of the killing of George Floyd – and what seems like a never-ending stream of news about violence against people of color – it can be difficult to find the balance between staying informed and being retraumatized by the images you see on TV and social media.   Secondary trauma, or the exposure to the traumatic events of others, is often elevated by our ability to have constant access to breaking… Continue Reading Mental health tips for traumatic times

YWCA Dayton issues statement on George Floyd trial verdict

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

On April 20, the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the 2020 killing of George Floyd was announced. Shannon Isom, president and CEO of YWCA Dayton, has issued the following statement in response: “The jury’s conviction of blatant violence from a position of power is justice and accountability in… Continue Reading YWCA Dayton issues statement on George Floyd trial verdict

Virtual support groups make confidential care accessible

Friday, April 9, 2021

A year of social distancing and pandemic precautions hasn’t stopped us from supporting survivors. YWCA Dayton’s online support groups have continued to provide survivors of sexual violence with weekly opportunities to safely receive care and connection.  Entirely text-chat based, participants can enter the group “room” through any internet-connected device and speak with trained facilitators and fellow survivors. Held in partnership with RAINN, group chats are free, confidential,… Continue Reading Virtual support groups make confidential care accessible

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