With every day presenting a new challenge, COVID-19 continues to impact our lives in a wide variety of ways. Many of us are currently stuck at home and wondering how we can help our community members most in need. Check out the tips below for how you can aid YWCA women and families at this crucial time.
YWCA could not do the work it does without the hard work and dedication of our community partners. Snohomish County based Millennia Ministries has provided immeasurable support to house the women and families we serve. Check out our chat with Leilani Miller, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the small ministry with a global impact.
We often refer to little known facts as trivia. However, sometimes these facts are unknown simply because they’ve been ignored culturally, not because they actually are trivial. Here is a roundup of some underappreciated accomplishments by women throughout history and in our present day.
Washington State has the most upside-down tax system in America, and it disproportionately hurts Black women. As a result, the people making the least are forced to pay the largest share of their income in taxes.
Building a social justice foundation is the first step for YWCA volunteers joining our mission. Race and anti-racism are intricate subject matters that can be difficult to advocate for without a base in its definition and principles. Read about how our volunteers learn to eliminate racism through social justice.
While average wages have gone up in Washington State, retail workers are still put in the position of rescheduling their lives on short notice after bosses make last-minute changes to work schedules. "Simone" tells her story of long commutes and missed college classes due to bad scheduling practices, and how gaining a secure schedule changed her life for the better.