YWCA has a long history of being on the front line of pushing for gender equity in our community. In honor of Women's History Month, we're highlighting a few of the major milestones of that work here in Washington state.
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.
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.