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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Makayla

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Name: Makayla Wolfe Volunteer Positions: Volunteer Leader for Bible Study / Arts and Crafts Group Women of Influence Volunteer Started Volunteering: 2017 Tell us about you! How would you describe yourself?  I am empathetic; I can easily relate to other people. In the last few years, I have been told by important mentors in my… Continue Reading Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Makayla

COVID-19: Highlighting inequities

Thursday, April 16, 2020

If you have participated in our 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge, you have read about our country’s long history of disenfranchising and silencing communities of color. Marginalized communities have endured endless campaigns of exploitation, violence, mass incarceration, housing discrimination, and economic disinvestment. Recent reports are showing how the COVID-19 pandemic plays out along… Continue Reading COVID-19: Highlighting inequities

Safety superheroes

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Referencing the CDC’s most recent recommendation to use face coverings in the fight against coronavirus, Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton recently said, “I need your help, Ohio. I need you to wear both a cape and a mask now.” On any given day, upwards of 100 women and children are cared for… Continue Reading Safety superheroes

Statement on COVID-19 Coronavirus

Friday, March 13, 2020

This post will be continually updated to reflect the latest information. Updated: 04.28.20 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


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

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