YWCA Mohawk Valley is a nonsectarian membership organization dedicated to its mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Founded in 1885 and incorporated in 1904, the agency serves over 10,000 individuals each year in Herkimer and Oneida counties. YWCA MV provides life-changing programs and services, including domestic and sexual violence crisis services, emergency and transitional housing for domestic violence survivors, violence prevention education, and outreach.
This is how we will move our community forward, through support and empowerment.
YWCA Mohawk Valley does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, and age in the delivery of services.
These multi-faceted workshops for employers covers New York State’s mandated sexual harassment training and policy-making requirements. In addition to NYS mandates, they include strategies aimed at recognizing and preventing sexual harassment through bystander intervention and creating a healthy workplace environment.
All NYS employers must complete sexual harassment training for all employees by October 9, 2019.
This trauma-informed batterers intervention curriculum and program design addresses domestic violence, accountability and self-care. Utilizing a strengths-based, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused approach, activities educate on what constitutes abusive behaviors; stimulate introspection; promote personal responsibility for abusive behaviors and teach non-violent conflict resolution.
YWCA MV offers a range of violence prevention and education resources. We address topics such as healthy relationships, sexual harassment, bullying, and more. Our educators and advocates are highly trained experts in their fields.
Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities. This campaign is one part of our larger national strategy to fulfill our mission of eliminating racism. Voting rights and civic engagement are, and have always been, core components of racial justice work. As civil rights are eroded for communities of color, we must work to support full access and engagement for women and girls of color in the political process. Join us!
As an organization committed to racial and gender justice, and as one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the country, we at YWCA know how crucial it is to take a stand against injustice. We refuse to stand by silently while policies that harm women, families, and communities of color are enacted.
YWCA believes that all women deserve to live free from violence, abuse, and threats. However, violence against women continues to impact the lives of countless women and their families across the United States. Women and girls of all ages, income levels, racial and ethnic communities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and religious affiliations experience violence in the form of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and trafficking.
YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen communities. We’ve been at the forefront of the biggest issues of the day for 160 years: from voting rights to civil rights, from affordable housing to pay equity and from violence prevention to health care reform. We carry on this long tradition of social action and advocacy to advance our mission — and you are a crucial part of this work. Your voice is critical as we advocate for policies that bring us closer to eliminating racism, empowering women, and ensuring peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.