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Rising up

Monday, November 2, 2020

When seven women, gathered in a small church basement in Dayton, Ohio, in 1870, asked each other how to “elevate women in our midst,” they likely didn’t think their efforts would still be helping women rise 150 years later. This modest group began YWCA Dayton, a local stalwart that is now part of the world’s… Continue Reading Rising up

Coming home

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Of all the things Melissa Mauder, a YW permanent supportive housing resident, appreciates about her new apartment, what tops her list is the most nondescript: a plain, white, 60-by-30-inch bathtub. “What do I love about my apartment? Everything!” said Mauder, who has been a resident since 2016 but just moved into her new space this… Continue Reading Coming home

New Family Justice Center offers one-stop resource for domestic violence survivors

Friday, October 16, 2020

The Dayton Police Department’s Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence Unit will begin operating from the newly established Family Justice Center on Monday, Oct. 19. DPD partnered with YWCA Dayton and Artemis Center and to staff the center with trained domestic violence advocates. “Recovering from domestic violence can be very overwhelming, and having an advocate to help… Continue Reading New Family Justice Center offers one-stop resource for domestic violence survivors

KeyBank donation supports YW’s social justice work

Friday, October 2, 2020

YWCA Dayton is one of several area nonprofits across central and southwestern Ohio to receive a total of $300,000 in KeyBank Foundation third-quarter grants for COVID-19 relief and social justice efforts. The funding provides $240,000 in grants for COVID-related support to local organizations serving our community’s most vulnerable populations across Key’s markets in greater Columbus,… Continue Reading KeyBank donation supports YW’s social justice work

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

YW receives Outstanding Diversity Organization, Regional Leader of the Year awards

Friday, September 25, 2020

The Dayton Business Journal has named YWCA Dayton an Outstanding Diversity Organization (Small Category) as part of its 2020 Diversity in Business Awards. The awards recognize organizations that have contributed to harnessing diversity within their work forces and actively taking the lead to promote and champion the business case for diversity within the community or… Continue Reading YW receives Outstanding Diversity Organization, Regional Leader of the Year awards

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

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