Moving Forward program helps DV survivors build a strong financial future

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Moving Forward program helps DV survivors build a strong financial future

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

An estimated 99 percent of abusive relationships involve financial abuse, and it’s the number one reason why women aren’t able to easily leave. It can also have long-term implications as survivors attempt to rebuild, impacting their ability to make housing down payments, secure loans, or obtain employment. Financial abuse involves controlling a victim’s ability to… Continue Reading Moving Forward program helps DV survivors build a strong financial future

Room shifters: The legacy of the women of the Civil Rights Movement

Saturday, January 16, 2021

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, our advocacy director shares thoughts on one of the most powerful, but often overlooked, forces in the Civil Rights movement – women. When I think of the Civil Rights Movement – the journey, the impromptu opportunities and the planned sit-ins, walks, and protests – I cannot help… Continue Reading Room shifters: The legacy of the women of the Civil Rights Movement

Statement on violence at U.S. Capitol

Friday, January 8, 2021

The following statement is from our President and CEO, Shannon Isom, in response to the unprecedented attack on the United States Capitol that occurred on Jan. 6, 2021. At YWCA Dayton, we know that not all violence is physical, visible, acknowledged, or responded to equally. Make no mistake: this week’s assault on the U.S. Capitol… Continue Reading Statement on violence at U.S. Capitol

Community threads

Monday, October 22, 2018

When K sits down at a sewing machine at the Dayton Sewing Collaborative, she’s not just creating art, or stitching a useful blanket, or putting leftover fabric to practical use. She’s learning to heal. K grew up in Algeria in a strict Muslim community, but with an encouraging family who raised her to value her… Continue Reading Community threads

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