Voices Against Violence

Thursday, October 10, 2019
Breakfast: 8-9 a.m. | Lunch: Noon-1 p.m.
Schuster Center Wintergarden (1 W. Second St., Dayton, OH 45402)

Each October, YWCA Dayton recognizes the strength and resilience of domestic violence survivors at a special fundraising event to support YWCA Dayton’s domestic violence shelter and support services, including its 24-hour crisis hotline. Formerly called the YWomen Breakfast, it has been refreshed (and expanded!) as the Voices Against Violence Breakfast and the Voices Against Violence Lunch to better reflect the platform it provides for both survivors and supporters to be a voice for change.

This event also features the recognition of our annual Marsha Froelich Survivor Award, which honors women who embody Froelich’s spirit of survivorship and resilience and give graciously to others. The late Marsha Froelich, a former development director at YWCA Dayton, was a fearless leader who advocated — at work and in her spare time — for the under-served, the women of the YW, and those within the community who did not have a voice. This award recognizes a woman whose words and actions serve to exemplify, inspire, set an example, and celebrate the spirit of a survivor who has overcome the odds and continued on an amazing journey, personally or professionally.

Past Froelich Award Recipients

2018     Mary Lauterbach
2017     Nora Vondrell
2016     Carol Clark
2015     Julee Terilli
2014     Pat McDonald
2013     Crystal Walker
2012     Joyce Young

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!

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Need help? It starts with a call.

If you are in immediate need of assistance, call 911.

24/7 Crisis & Domestic Violence Hotline: 937-222-SAFE (7233)