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No more silent witnesses: A call to action for bystander intervention

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The lack of accountability to the care and safety of another human being violently attacked in public is becoming commonplace – people being moved to document on their cell phones instead of rendering aid. Although bystander intervention can be overwhelming or scary for some, the first reaction should always be to call for help –… Continue Reading No more silent witnesses: A call to action for bystander intervention

YWCA partners with Kroger to raise awareness of domestic violence

Monday, October 18, 2021

YWCA Greater Cincinnati, in collaboration with YWCA Hamilton & YWCA Dayton, is partnering with Kroger on an inaugural campaign in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and YWCA USA’s Week Without Violence. YWCA USA is the largest network of domestic violence shelters and services in the nation. YWCA-branded signage will be available in 25 clinics… Continue Reading YWCA partners with Kroger to raise awareness of domestic violence

A calming melody

Friday, October 1, 2021

When first entering a YWCA Dayton domestic violence shelter, you can expect multiple essentials to be available: shampoo, a warm blanket, a healthy snack. For one client, though, that list also included a guitar. “We had a client who was very talented and artistic – she enjoyed drawing, crocheting, and expressed to staff how she… Continue Reading A calming melody

Standing up for young women and young women of color at the Supreme Court

Monday, September 20, 2021

YWCA USA is serving as the lead organization on an amicus or “friend of the court” brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a current Mississippi case that will determine the future of Roe v. Wade, a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court that ruled that the Constitution of the United States protects… Continue Reading Standing up for young women and young women of color at the Supreme Court

Coming together to help kids start the school year strong

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

On average, our domestic violence shelters serve upwards of 30 children every day, many of whom are in grades kindergarten through 12. For parents fleeing an abusive situation, navigating the unknown can be daunting – getting kids back to school often adds to an already-overwhelming situation.  Through a variety of onsite programs and community partners, YWCA Dayton provides comprehensive support for the families we serve before and after the… Continue Reading Coming together to help kids start the school year strong

Walk (or roll) your way to support YWCA this fall

Monday, August 16, 2021

Grab your tennis shoes – from riverside walks to cross-city cycling, there are multiple ways to get outdoors and move to support YWCA Dayton this fall: Aug. 20 – Sept. 25 (virtual): African American Wellness Walk www.runsignup.com/2021aaww Oct. 10: Tour de Gem www.ms-stride.org/tourdegem Nov. 28: Turkey Trot https://ohioruns.com/daytonturkeytrot “We love charity beneficiary events like these… Continue Reading Walk (or roll) your way to support YWCA this fall

Winning the leadership lottery

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Most lottery winners look forward to receiving a large sum of cash – but for one member of Team YWCA, her winning ticket was priceless. Miranda Armstead, rural advocate at YWCA Dayton, was the lucky recipient of a special experience, instead of a fortune, when she won a place in this year’s Leadership Preble County… Continue Reading Winning the leadership lottery

Project READ creates readers through collaboration

Friday, August 6, 2021

There’s nothing like discovering a good book. While it may seem simple, for those struggling with the impact of trauma, stress and transition, a book can be the lifeline to a future of possibilities and hope. Fortunately, Dayton’s Project READ is on a mission to get books into the hands of people across our community, including vulnerable populations like those we serve.   For… Continue Reading Project READ creates readers through collaboration

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