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Oneida Indian Nation Donates $8,242 Raised by Purple Ribbon Campaign

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Fundraiser by YWCA Mohawk Valley YWCA Mohawk Valley (YWCA MV) and the Liberty Resources Help Restore Hope Center (LR HRHC) will share a collective donation of $8,242 raised by the Oneida Indian Nation through the October Purple Ribbon Campaign for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. All proceeds will benefit both agencies’ domestic… Continue Reading Oneida Indian Nation Donates $8,242 Raised by Purple Ribbon Campaign

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AMEND Together Launch Forum

Thursday, November 5, 2020

YWCA Mohawk Valley Hosts Virtual Forum to Kick Off New Education Program YWCA Mohawk Valley (YWCA MV) held a virtual forum October 29 to launch AMEND Together. AMEND Together is a primary prevention initiative dedicated to ending violence against women and girls by engaging men and boys to be a part of the solution. Developed… Continue Reading AMEND Together Launch Forum

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Steps to Stop Violence 2020: Total Steps Announcement

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Together, we’re taking the steps to end domestic violence for good. This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we launched Steps to Stop Violence, a new awareness initiative as a partner to Take Back the Night (TBTN). COVID-19 meant we weren’t able to take to the streets together this year. Instead, we created this quarantine-friendly walk to replace the traditional… Continue Reading Steps to Stop Violence 2020: Total Steps Announcement

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Take Back the Night Goes Virtual

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month During COVID-19 YWCA Mohawk Valley (YWCA MV) held their annual Take Back the Night on Tuesday evening, October 20 as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Take Back the Night is a survivor-centered event dedicated to raising awareness, honoring the memory of loved-ones lost, and demonstrating solidarity with survivors. The… Continue Reading Take Back the Night Goes Virtual

Set a Personal Milestone by Registering to Vote: Deadline Friday, October 9!

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

By definition, a milestone is an indicator (physical or otherwise) set along a path to mark the distance to a particular destination. This year, we marked two significant milestones — 100 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment granting (some) women the right to vote and 55 years since the passage of the Voting… Continue Reading Set a Personal Milestone by Registering to Vote: Deadline Friday, October 9!

Voter Registration Drives with YWCA MV

Friday, September 18, 2020

YWCA Mohawk Valley to Participate in National Voter Registration Day Agency Hosting Registration Drives on Tuesday, September 22 YWCA Mohawk Valley (YWCA MV) will host two registration drives on Tuesday, September 22 in recognition of National Voter Registration Day. The first drive will be held in collaboration with the League of Women Voters of Utica-Rome… Continue Reading Voter Registration Drives with YWCA MV

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Guest Blog: How to Speak Up Against Discrimination in the Workplace

Monday, August 31, 2020

How to Speak Up Against Discrimination in the Workplace By Megan Grams, Guest Blogger for YWCA Mohawk Valley   Despite being criminalized across the country, discrimination still persists in American workplaces. A Vox report on workplace discrimination based on age, gender, race, and disability notes that while more than 100,000 Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) cases are closed each… Continue Reading Guest Blog: How to Speak Up Against Discrimination in the Workplace

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Voting During COVID-19

Thursday, June 4, 2020

COVID-19 has changed the way in which we operate this election year; however, it does not diminish the importance of civic engagement and exercising our right to vote, especially at this time. Below are important dates to remember regarding registration and absentee ballot voting in the 2020 primaries, as posted by the New York State… Continue Reading Voting During COVID-19

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Crisis Services Still Available While YWCA MV Offices are Closed

Monday, March 16, 2020

Concern for our community’s health and safety has led us to make the difficult decision to close our offices to the public. Our crisis services will still be available through our 24-hour free and confidential hotlines. Oneida County | 315.797.7740 Herkimer County | 315.866.4120   We are closing our administrative offices over public health and… Continue Reading Crisis Services Still Available While YWCA MV Offices are Closed

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Salute Postponed

Thursday, March 12, 2020

In light of recent concerns surrounding COVID-19 and our concern for the health and safety of our community, we have decided to postpone our Salute to Outstanding Women awards ceremony and Salute Reveal reception until a date to be determined in either late summer or early fall. We want to be able to provide these… Continue Reading Salute Postponed

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Remembering Elizabeth Hubbard Ovens

Monday, February 3, 2020

YWCA Mohawk Valley Mourns Passing of Elizabeth Hubbard Ovens  YWCA Mohawk Valley (YWCA MV) is deeply saddened by the passing of Elizabeth Hubbard Ovens. Ovens served as the Executive Director of YWCA MV from 1966 to 1982. During her 16 years leading the agency, Ovens developed programs that addressed the overall wellbeing of women and… Continue Reading Remembering Elizabeth Hubbard Ovens

Guest Blog: How to Be an Ally to a Person Going Through Relationship Violence

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

How to Be an Ally to a Person Going Through Relationship Violence By Meaghan Curley, Guest Blogger for YWCA Mohawk Valley   Odds are, you or someone you know is or has been in an abusive relationship. Domestic violence, or intimate partner violence (IPV), is a devastating reality for people across the globe, at the… Continue Reading Guest Blog: How to Be an Ally to a Person Going Through Relationship Violence