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YWCA MV Invites Local Businesses to Participate in Purple Ribbon Campaign

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

YWCA MV Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Fundraiser Returns YWCA Mohawk Valley (YWCA MV) will hold their annual Purple Ribbon Campaign throughout October for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. After minimizing the fundraiser in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, YWCA MV is opening participation to interested members of the community. Local businesses and organizations… Continue Reading YWCA MV Invites Local Businesses to Participate in Purple Ribbon Campaign

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YWCA Mohawk Valley Statement on Attorney General’s Report

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

We are not and will not comment on any political action. We will solely address the impact of this situation on survivors across the state.   UTICA, N.Y. (Aug. 4, 2021) – The New York State Attorney General’s findings regarding the investigation of sexual harassment allegations against Governor Andrew Cuomo are deeply disturbing. Leaders must… Continue Reading YWCA Mohawk Valley Statement on Attorney General’s Report

YWCA Mohawk Valley Displays Pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention Month

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Display Located at Herkimer County Child Advocacy Center HERKIMER, N.Y. (April 27, 2021) – YWCA Mohawk Valley (YWCA MV) staff is raising awareness for National Child Abuse Prevention Month by displaying blue pinwheels at the Herkimer County Child Advocacy Center (CAC). “We want our pinwheels to spread hope for a bright future,” says Herkimer CAC… Continue Reading YWCA Mohawk Valley Displays Pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention Month

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YWCA Mohawk Valley Received over $30,000 in 2020 from The Women’s Fund

Monday, February 1, 2021

Awards Support Homeless Young Women, People Fleeing Domestic Violence  YWCA Mohawk Valley (YWCA MV) received two awards in the last quarter of 2020 through The Women’s Fund of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc. The first award of $20,000 supports New Horizons, serving homeless young women ages 18-24 with housing and wrap-around care. The second award… Continue Reading YWCA Mohawk Valley Received over $30,000 in 2020 from The Women’s Fund

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

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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YWCA MV Holds Virtual Annual Meeting, Welcomes New Board Members, Presents Oreatha Bowens Award

Monday, June 29, 2020

YWCA Mohawk Valley (YWCA MV) held their 2020 annual meeting virtually on Thursday, June 25. CEO Dianne Stancato opened the meeting addressing the social unrest across the country and echoed national calls for racial justice and equality. “We’re on a mission and we’re here to do the work,” she said. “We’ve seen very little progress… Continue Reading YWCA MV Holds Virtual Annual Meeting, Welcomes New Board Members, Presents Oreatha Bowens Award

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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

Child Victims Act Allows Survivors to File Lawsuit During Grace Period

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

New York lawmakers passed the Child Victims Act (CVA) earlier this year that will make it easier for adult survivors of child sexual abuse to seek justice. Signed into law on February 14, 2019, the CVA grants survivors a one-year period during which they can file a lawsuit against their abuser or negligent institution, regardless of… Continue Reading Child Victims Act Allows Survivors to File Lawsuit During Grace Period

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YWCA MV Responds to Weekend Homicide

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

According to YWCA Mohawk Valley (YWCA MV), local providers of domestic and sexual violence services, Sunday’s murder of 17-year-old Bianca Devins provides a glaring picture of the magnitude and devastating toll that intimate partner and gender-based violence can take. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 76% of women who are murdered by an… Continue Reading YWCA MV Responds to Weekend Homicide

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Going Above and Beyond at YWCA Mohawk Valley: Annual Meeting 2019 Recap

Thursday, June 27, 2019

YWCA Mohawk Valley (YWCA MV) recognized longtime employee Gail Timmerman for her 16 years of dedication at the agency’s annual meeting yesterday. YWCA MV presents the Oreatha Bowens Award to a deserving employee who always goes above and beyond for the agency. Oreatha Bowens was a well-loved employee of YWCA MV who passed away in… Continue Reading Going Above and Beyond at YWCA Mohawk Valley: Annual Meeting 2019 Recap

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Salute Reveal 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019

On Thursday, March 7, YWCA Mohawk Valley (YWCA MV) held Salute Reveal, an exclusive event to announce the official honorees for Salute to Outstanding Women. Salute is YWCA MV’s way of honoring women in Herkimer and Oneida counties for the contributions they’ve made to the Mohawk Valley community. Each year, women are nominated by the… Continue Reading Salute Reveal 2019

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YWCA MV Press Conference in Response to Statements by Dave Gordon

Thursday, February 14, 2019

YWCA Mohawk Valley (YWCA MV) held a press conference this morning reflecting on the agency’s reactions to recent statements made by Oneida County Executive Candidate Dave Gordon. On Monday, Gordon held a press conference to comment on the cause of his arrest in 2017. YWCA MV officials felt some of his comments should be addressed… Continue Reading YWCA MV Press Conference in Response to Statements by Dave Gordon

#WomensWave 2019

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

YWCA MV Joined Citizen’s Action, Forward Mohawk Valley, Others for 2019 Utica Women’s March YWCA Mohawk Valley (YWCA MV) joined forces on Saturday with advocacy groups throughout the region to host the 2019 Women’s March in Utica. Hundreds of marchers braved the elements to show their support for the cause. “We all need to band together… Continue Reading #WomensWave 2019

Carry On! Holiday Drive 2019

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

On Sunday, December 16, a group of volunteers participated in Carry On!, a grassroots campaign to provide personal care and comfort items to women in YWCA Mohawk Valley’s (YWCA MV) domestic violence shelters. Carry On! started during the holiday season when two friends, now founders of the cause, sought a meaningful way to cut down… Continue Reading Carry On! Holiday Drive 2019

Tenth Annual Reclaiming Freedom Celebration Raises Over $10,000

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

On Saturday, October 20, YWCA Mohawk Valley (YWCA MV) raised over $10,000 at their 10th annual Reclaiming Freedom Celebration, a fundraiser dedicated to the domestic violence services they provide. Reclaiming Freedom Celebration is designed to celebrate survivors of domestic violence and their newly-found independence. The team at YWCA MV works diligently every day to help… Continue Reading Tenth Annual Reclaiming Freedom Celebration Raises Over $10,000