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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

#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