Last year was a sensational time for Volunteer Services! We loved going out and working side-by-side with our volunteers, as well as listening to their stories and seeing their pictures. And while there are many favorite moments we can point to, these are our top five highlights of 2018.
As we anticipate both the Womxn's and MLK Day March, this week's blog focuses on the intersectionality of women's rights, specifically black women and civil rights. At YWCA we know there's no racial justice without gender justice, and no gender justice without racial justice.
The holidays can be an especially difficult time for families who want to show their children all the magic this season has to offer. In response, YWCA staff, donors, and volunteers work to help bring about that magic every year through gifts and giving. Learn more about YWCA’s Adopt-A-Family holiday tradition.
This week I sat down with staff member Leticia "Tish" Magee, whose story is similar to those of our clients. For Tish, her experiences with homelessness inform the work she does and how she shows up for many of our clients every day. This is Tish's story.
It doesn't take long to smile when you are around TeShauna. She always seems to have a genuine smile that is contagious, despite what is going on in her life. TeShauna first came to YWCA in April 2018 and like most mothers, is a woman who gets things done. I sat down with TeShauana and chatted about her experience at YWCA and what her future goals are.
The minute you meet Wamaitha you can feel her power. She has one of the most uplifting and positive attitudes I have ever experienced. Her ability to overcome her experience of gender-based violence has influenced who she is today. Wamaitha's story of hope and persistence demonstrates her strength and fortitude.