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PRESS RELEASES

Nonprofit celebrates event anniversaries
March 12, 2018
Awards presented at Shades of Leadership on November 15
November 2, 2017
2017 Stella Award will be presented to HIV survivor and founder of 30/30 Project on October 26
September 26, 2017
The former Managing Director of Sightline Institute brings years of experience to local nonprofit
September 26, 2017

IN THE NEWS

My Edmonds News
Around 40 people gathered in the sanctuary at the Edmonds United Methodist Church Thursday evening to learn the truth about homelessness in Snohomish County from a panel of experts, including YWCA staff and former clients. The forum aimed to debunk many falsities about homelessness.
Seattle Times
From academia to corporate America, women of color often face additional challenges at work. On Maria Chavez Wilcox’s desk is a printout of “Fearless Girl” in front of the iconic Wall Street charging-bull sculpture. She says it’s her daily reminder to stand strong in the face of all opposition.
KOMO 4
Seattle city leaders laid out new rules for storing guns they claim will save lives on Thursday afternoon. During the announcement at the YWCA, the Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said irresponsibly stored guns are more likely to be used robberies, shootings and fall in the hands of domestic abusers.
The Seattle Channel
Introduced by YWCA CEO Maria Chavez Wilcox, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best announced new guidelines for responsibly storing guns in Seattle. During the announcement, Durkan also announced $6.4 million in awards for community-based organizations providing services for survivors of gender-based violence.

BLOGS

December 7, 2018
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 >>
December 4, 2018
This January, the 2019 Washington state legislative session begins, and YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish is supporting eight bills to further our mission to eliminate racism and empower women. In this >>
November 28, 2018
In anticipation of World AIDS Day, we are sharing a story about BABES Network - YWCA member, Teresia. This year's theme encourages everyone to get tested and break down the barriers of stigma >>
November 21, 2018
Sexual assault in the military is a huge, and often ignored, issue. It is a terrifying example of how systems in our lives are set up to ignore, erase, and perpetuate women’s suffering inhumanely.
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