April's blog theme is "activation" and few do it better than our Snohomish County Luncheon client speaker, Jennifer Bereskin. Jennifer shared a snapshot of her experience overcoming homelessness, domestic abuse, and alcohol addiction. This is her story.
As we prepare for our Stand Against Racism event and our Snohomish County Luncheon with speaker Nikki Giovanni, we take a look at the connection between Black Consciousness and mental health, their relationship, and how that informs access to health care.
Learn more about YWCA volunteer Jeanna who works at Angeline’s Day Center, teaching a weekly Nia Movement class to YWCA clients and staff since 2017. Jeanna uses Nia Movement as a mode of exercise and healing for the women we serve.
YWCA is on a mission to make sure women and girls of color have the same resources and opportunities to earn a fair wage and build a stable career. Read previous blog posts from us on how equal pay is not a one size fits all request, how women of color are impacted by pay discrimination, as well as additional resources.
BABES Network is a YWCA program working to support HIV-positive women as they strive to stay healthy with their status. Longtime YWCA advocate Brenda Higgins talks with me about her experience as a client, volunteer, and staff member with the BABES program.
This week we pay homage to a few women who have helped shape the last 125 years of YWCA in Washington State. Because of these fearless and community-driven women, YWCA has created spaces for women and girls to network, have access to training, and find safe housing.