YWCA USA: Stop Allowing Abuse

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YWCA USA: Stop Allowing Abuse

Friday, February 9, 2018

STATEMENT BY YWCA USA CEO ALEJANDRA Y. CASTILLO “Domestic violence continues to be an epidemic impacting one in four women in the United States. One of the primary reasons domestic violence continues at this pace is because abusers face little to no accountability for their actions. Often, they are protected by other people in power,… Continue Reading YWCA USA: Stop Allowing Abuse

We Need Real Solutions, Not Platitudes

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Statement by YWCA USA CEO, Alejandra Y. Castillo “In last night’s State of the Union address, President Trump doubled down on his standard dog-whistle of divisive rhetoric and scapegoating our most underserved communities. Last night’s litany of policies focused on building a border wall, separating immigrant families and ramping up penalties for drug offenders. He… Continue Reading We Need Real Solutions, Not Platitudes

Shutdown Hurts Women, Families, And Communities Of Color

Friday, January 19, 2018

STATEMENT BY YWCA USA CEO ALEJANDRA Y. CASTILLO “We are deeply disappointed in Congress’ failure to do their jobs and fund programs that support women, families, and our communities. “The impacts of this shutdown are broad and diverse, from the expiration of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) blatantly putting children’s health at risk, to… Continue Reading Shutdown Hurts Women, Families, And Communities Of Color

#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

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Salute 2019 Nominations

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The last day to nominate an outstanding woman in your life for YWCA Mohawk Valley (YWCA MV)’s annual Salute to Outstanding Women awards is less than one week away. Nominations are due no later than close of business on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. To nominate your Outstanding Woman, visit ywcamv.org/Salute. Nominees must be 18 years… Continue Reading Salute 2019 Nominations

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