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Statement on COVID-19 Coronavirus

Friday, March 13, 2020

This post will be continually updated to reflect the latest information. Updated: 03.24.20 If you, or someone you know, is experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking, we’re always here. 24/7 Crisis Hotline: 937-222-SAFE. According to the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, 1.42 million people use an emergency shelter or transitional housing program… Continue Reading Statement on COVID-19 Coronavirus

Unbreakable

Monday, March 2, 2020

Women of Influence honorees are some of the strongest women we know – so it’s fitting that the Class of 2020 is receiving an award crafted from one of the heartiest materials around. Created by Miami Valley artists Kathy Woodruff and Lori Galovics, the custom piece – entitled New Dawn – features a solid aluminum… Continue Reading Unbreakable

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 4-year 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

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