Read what YWCA accomplished in 2018, as well as the impact YWCA plans to make in the coming year. Celebrate YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish's 125th anniversary in 2019 by joining us in our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.
January marks National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness around forced labor and exploitation both locally and globally. Learn more about human trafficking, its presence in our community, and how YWCA provides services and shelter to survivors.
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 2019 Washington State Legislative session starts next week, with legislators convening to begin tackling the issues facing our state. YWCA will be working hard to pass strong policies to improve the lives of women and communities of color across three areas of focus: housing, justice system reform, and economic empowerment.
This week I sat down with staff member Leticia "Tish" Magee, whose story is similar to those of our program participants. For Tish, her experiences with homelessness inform the work she does and how she shows up for many of our program participants every day. This is Tish's story.