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The Herald
Mazy Brown is a case manager at Edmonds Community College, she serves and supports students who haven’t received their high school diploma and want to attend college. Her own experience of life transformation and the help she received from her family, neighbors, and YWCA’s Pathways for Women in Lynnwood, made her believe everyone deserves a second chance.
Parent Map
Christmas is the giving season, a perfect time to spread kindness and support those in our community who are in need. By participating in the YWCA Adopt-A-Family program you match with a local family and contribute by purchasing gifts for the kids and grocery gift cards for their parents.
The Seattle Times
In the last 10 years, 223 Washingtonians have died from domestic violence. Here’s what to do if you suspect or know someone is experiencing domestic violence.
Lynnwood Today
YWCA is happy to host an open house on Wednesday Oct 23, to celebrate the first anniversary of Aunt Bette’s Community Center. Aunt Bette’s provides after school programs, activities and recreational spaces for Somerset Village Youth.
Q13 News
Alicia Crank, YWCA’s Corporate Relations Officer, talks about the ways YWCA has supported local women in need and invites the community to join ‘Cocktails On A Mission’ and ‘Washington Women Who Dare’—some of the events to celebrate YWCA’s 125th anniversary.
The Evergrey
The YWCA building at Fifth and Seneca is in the running for a National Geographic’s Vote Your Main Street competition. This year the competition is focus on buildings with significant ties to women’s history. YWCA provides affordable housing and emergency services to women and families in need.
Seattle Gay Scene
Pat Magliore, who helped found the BABES network program—a program that for the last 35 years has supported women living with HIV and its proudly run by YWCA—is one of the four area activists who shared personal stories of how living with HIV has impacted their lives at the AMP:AIDS Memorial Pathway celebration ECHOES, an evening of reflection, recognition and homage to all the efforts of the ongoing fight to end HIV and AIDS.
K5 News
“The 4 Seasons of Life,” the most recent piece by Sammamish mosaic artist Cheryl Smith, is installed at the YWCA Family Village Issaquah, and included the participation of community groups to help create the piece.
My Edmonds News
For Edmonds Mayor, Dave Earling whose term is coming to a close, transitions are always around us. By looking around in his community he realizes the dramatic transition Edmonds has gone through in the last decades. “Deadmonds” as some people knew it, has moved on from its reputation, and now is a “hot spot” for major technology and industrial businesses.
News of Mill Creek
Mill Creek Women’s club began its community outreach for the 2019-2020, by delivering 25 “startup” packages before the start of the school year. A portion of the funds raised at the Club’s annual fundraiser will be shared with YWCA Pathways Program in Lynnwood, which is always in need of items to help provide housing for women who are survivors of domestic violence.
Fast Company
To mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, and the granting of women the right to vote, American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation launched their 2019 Partners in Preservation campaign, featuring 20 sites that have highlighted women throughout history.
The Seattle Times
Civil rights activist Bertha Pitts Campbell, the first black woman who earned the right to vote on YWCA’s board, and 7 other women, were the pioneers in the history of Washington’s women who broke with convention and took risks for what their community needed and deserved.
The Herald
The RISE Career Training Workshop for women was held on Aug 22. This event coincided with and recognized Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, a symbolic date when women catch up to men’s earnings from the previous year. This was an opportunity for women job-seekers to receive advice from professional coaches about resumes, interviews, professional dress and styling. YWCA hopes to offer more career workshops in the future.
Crosscut
Bobbe Bridge has always been driven by helping youth in her community, as King county Superior Court judge she guaranteed the right of young defendants to be treated fairly in court, brought young people to the policy-making table, and supported the expungement of criminal records allowing young people to apply for college loans. She currently serves at on YWCA’s board.
The Seattle Times
Thanks to Seattle Times readers, thousands of local children will go to school this year equipped for learning. $103,003 was donated to the 20th annual school supply campaign, a portion of which will go to support YWCA programs involving children and teens living in emergency shelters and transitional housing.
The Herald
As a community it is our duty to cultivate a culture of inclusiveness and provide opportunities that dismantle barriers that hinder women from advancing in their careers. Organizations also play a critical role in uplifting women. Last week YWCA hosted RISE, a workshop that offered tools that help women in the workforce to thrive.
My Edmonds News
Women from all walks of life attended the RISE Career Training Workshop to take their careers to the next level. They received advice on resume and interview skills, styling, and professional headshots. Local women-owned businesses and community partners supported the event, including My Edmonds news, MLTnews, and Lynnwood Today.
Patch
YWCA will be hosting its first RISE for local women at all stages of their career. This event will also host conversations about empowerment and equitable communities. YWCA is one of the leading organizations that provides events and opportunities for women in the workforce.
The Seattle Times
According to Mike Schwartz, Director of Economic Advancement at YWCA, job seekers have to understand their labor-market value and what they have to offer in order to avoid these 11 common mistakes while looking for new opportunities.
The Seattle Times
King County has more than 9,500 students who experienced homelessness at some point during the last school year. The supply of well-stocked backpacks does not fulfill the depth of need to ensure every student has an equitable start on learning.
Federal Way Mirror
Lisa Smith knows what it’s like to have nice things. She lived in a quality house in Thurston County with a fine living room set, slept on a Tempur-Pedic mattress, watched TV on a large flat screen and had almost everything she wanted. But a lot can change in one year.
KING 5
"We are having a summit on prevention of gun violence. We have a public health crisis in our community when over 35,000 Americans die by firearm in a year," said King County Councilmember Joe McDermott. The summit, hosted by the King County Board of Health continues on Wednesday, at YWCA's Greenbridge Learning Center.
Seattle Met
Over 1,000 guests went all in for Washington women at YWCA’s 31st Annual Inspire Luncheon in King County. Held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, journalist Soledad O’Brien gave a moving keynote, and inspired guests raised more than $857,000 for local women and girls.
The Seattle Times
A two-day gun violence prevention summit, beginning Tuesday, King County is billing as the first in Washington to tackle gun violence from a purely public health standpoint. The summit, at the White Center YWCA, will bring together youth leaders, doctors, public health experts, prosecutors, counselors and lawmakers.
The Advocate
Black feminist, activist, and BABES Network-YWCA advocate Tranisha Arzah is a true inspiration, which is why she's one of The Advocate's Champions of Pride. “As someone who has been living with HIV since birth,” she says, “it’s been what has propelled me to educate and organize spaces in which we can talk about what it means to live with HIV—and how HIV impacts everyone.
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog
With a party in Powell Barnett Park Thursday night, YWCA held a community gathering to celebrate its long history in the Central District as part of a greater celebration marking 125 years since the organization first established a location in the state when it opened a small storeroom with a cafeteria and a lounge in Seattle at 3rd and Columbia.
The Seattle Times
Each year in Washington state, 40,000 students in public schools live the struggle of trying to obtain educations while experiencing homelessness. In Puget Sound, where the homeless crisis is acutely felt, thousands of volunteers and charity workers have aligned to help provide these children with new backpacks filled with the basic tools of learning.
Seattle Patch
Seattle's YWCA is celebrating its 100-year anniversary serving the Central District with a big party at Powell Barnett Park on Thursday. The celebration — called the Party In The Park — will feature giveaways, appearances by Seahawks dancers and mascots, and activities for kids.
The Seattle Times
Every autumn, some families like those at YWCA must stretch budgets to provide notebooks, calculators and other classroom necessities. The average cost runs in the hundreds of dollars per child, according to a 2018 survey by the national nonprofit Communities In Schools. This expense grows larger as students move into higher grades.
My Edmonds News
YWCA is seeking volunteers to assist with a Women Rise Career Workshop, a free event inviting women from all walks of life in the Edmonds/Snohomish County area to take their careers to the next level, whether they are looking for work or ready to take the next step in their current jobs.
Everett Herald
Former YWCA program participant and current advocate Mindy Woods has told her story countless times, but each retelling still brings tears to her eyes. Her voice catches just a little as she recalls the two times she was homeless.
News of Mill Creek
Just because it’s summer vacation for some, the Mill Creek Women’s Club does not stop its work. The Club continues its twice-weekly volunteer work on behalf of its prime charity, the YWCA Pathways for Women Working Wardrobe Boutique in the YWCA’s Everett Regional Office.
Seahawks.com
As part of the NFL's celebration of its 100th season, the league launched a 'Huddle for 100' initiative challenging players, legends, and staff from each team to make a difference in the communities they live. The Seahawks held a series of events around the Seattle area, making one stop at YWCA's Angeline's Day Center, where volunteers worked in the kitchen, served lunch and interacted with the women of Angeline’s Day Center.
Q13
BABES Network-YWCA, the 30/30 Project, and Construction for Change unveiled the completed redesign of YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish’s Seneca location health wing and meeting space.
Lynnwood Today
Marjie Jackson was surprised to see an employee at the nearby bakery throwing bread into the dumpster. She learned it was overstock bread that would soon expire and although they donate to charities, they still had some left over. This got Marjie and her friends thinking about organizations in her Lynnwood community who could benefit from this. Residents and staff of YWCA now call her “The Bread Lady.”
Seattle Met
Over 300 guests went all in for Washington women at YWCA’s 21st Annual Inspire Luncheon in Snohomish County. Held at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center in Everett, poet and author Nikki Giovanni delivered a rousing keynote, and inspired guests raised more than $218,000 for local women and girls.
Hartford City News Times
The state of Indiana plans to implement PCAP, a Seattle-based program where social workers would visit pregnant women and new moms at least twice a month, over three years, to help them find and steer their way through treatment.
KUOW
YWCA's legal director of its Sexual Violence Legal Services Riddhi Mukhopadhyay weighs in on a recent bill that would change the state's definition of rape in the third degree. "It is much more responsive and realistic to what sexual assault looks like for many survivors."
My Edmonds News
In 1894, YWCA’s founding sisters created a new kind of organization to support local women in need. For 125 years, YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish has been proud to serve brilliant and strong women determined to succeed, no matter what stands in their way.
Everett Herald
A lesson on teen activism for the sixth-grade class at College Place Elementary School uncovered an unexpected face of homelessness for some of the students. After the lesson, the blankets and notes were distributed. Some were given out at YWCA’s Pathways for Women, an emergency shelter in Lynnwood, while others were provided at a community dinner hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church. Some of the kids choose to hand deliver the blanket and note.
The Herald
Poet Nikki Giovanni will be in Everett next week as keynote speaker for the YWCA’s Snohomish County Inspire Luncheon. Happy to speak at an event supporting women, she said, “we’re all sisters.”
MyNorthwest.com
While some say “Seattle is dying,” more than 40 members of the community, including business and nonprofit leaders, have signed an Open Letter to Our Community. The letter argues: “Real solutions come from a whole community: nonprofits, businesses, philanthropists, neighbors, those who’ve experienced homelessness — even media.”
Puget Sound Business Journal
Since Maria Chavez Wilcox became YWCA's CEO in September 2016, she’s brought tenacity to her work, and helped to better focus the organization’s mission of combating racism and sexism. “Seattle is so proud about being the best at everything, right?” Wilcox said. “Well, you know what? I want to be the best in the country at recognizing the value of our women. We’re not there yet, so let’s make it happen.”
My Edmonds News
Poet Nikki Giovanni is the keynote speaker for the YWCA’s annual Inspire Snohomish County fundraising Luncheon. “I love supporting YWCA,” said Edmonds resident Jeanne Thorsen. “I believe in providing women and children with abundant opportunities to enhance their lives."
New York Times
Rick Steves shares his story of donating Trinity Place, a 24-unit apartment complex, to YWCA, as well as life and travel lessons.
My Edmonds News
You might say it was a Marvel-ous Day for local women and girls in honor of International Women’s Day Friday. Admission to the movie was free for about 200 middle- and high school-age girls from the Edmonds School District and served through the YWCA Seattle/King/Snohomish — all thanks to the generosity of local donors and organizations.
MyNorthwest.com
In celebration of International Women’s Day, YWCA Seattle is hosting an all-female screening of “Captain Marvel” Friday. The screening will be focused on bringing in local high school girls and women. A panel of prominent women leaders will also be on hand before the movie to discuss “women’s empowerment and their aspirations for the future.”
KOMO News
All around the world people are celebrating International Women's Day. At the YWCA, they’re partnering with Century Link to celebrate the nonprofit’s 125th anniversary -- it’s the oldest nonprofit serving women. “We provide direct services for more than 10,000 women each year. That includes housing, employment, domestic violence, a wide array, really, meeting all the needs of women to make sure all women have what they deserve.”
Auburn Reporter
King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announce that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has provided $40,191,419 in grant awards to help end homelessness and support local programs throughout King County, including YWCA Seattle King Snohomish.
Crosscut
Today, at age 27, Tranisha Arzah's social life is that of a typical young adult, and HIV has shaped her career niche. As a peer advocate with BABES Network, a YWCA-based support group for women, Arzah counsels and connects women who have HIV. She also volunteers for the Community Advisory Board (CAB) of defeatHIV, a research group at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.
The Herald
International Women’s Day — which coincides this year with the YWCA’s 125th anniversary celebration — is a chance for the community at large to envision a better Washington for women: All women living in dignity, free from violence, racism and discrimination. That’s our vision.
The Herald
Thanks to an effort spearheaded by Alilcia Crank of Edmonds, and the generosity of donors and local organizations, more than 100 girls in the Edmonds School District and women served by the YWCA will see “Captain Marvel” without cost on March 8, International Women’s Day.
My Edmonds News
An Edmonds resident and YWCA staff member organized a free screening of Marvel's first female superhero movie for women and girls on International Women's Day. "What started as a one-woman project turned into a grassroots effort."
The Evergrey
Part three of a new video series from The Evergrey, exploring wealth, community, and stability in Seattle, with interviews from a cross-section of Seattleites, including YWCA BABES-Network staff member and former YWCA client.
My Edmonds News
Members of the Richmond Beach and Edmonds Running Club braved cold, icy conditions for their “Light the Night” fundraising run to benefit YWCA's Pathways for Women shelter. The run raised more than $600, and also collected many much-needed items for the Pathways shelter.
News of Mill Creek
Every January, the Mill Creek Women’s Club collects crockpots and non-perishable food items from its members to donate directly to YWCA's Pathways for Women shelter in Lynnwood. In 2019, members donated over 30 crockpots, along with a variety of food items.
Globe News Wire
$50,000 in scholarships awarded to ten young leaders committed to fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic, including former YWCA BABES-Network advocate Tranisha Arzah.
The Evergrey
Part two of a new video series from The Evergrey, exploring wealth, community, and stability in Seattle, with interviews from a cross-section of Seattleites, including YWCA BABES-Network staff member and former YWCA client.
The Evergrey
Part one of a new video series from The Evergrey, exploring wealth, community, and stability in Seattle, with interviews from a cross-section of Seattleites, including YWCA BABES-Network staff member and former YWCA client.
Seattle Times
The Housing Resource Center is modeled after Atlanta's Open Doors program, which has shown success persuading landlords to rent to risky tenants, but the high cost of renting in the Puget Sound region could present hurdles. Operated by the YWCA of Seattle, King and Snohomish County, the Landlord Liaison Project connected more than 3,000 people with apartments over the last decade, receiving national recognition.
News of Mill Creek
Following their “Thanks for Giving!” program and luncheon in November, the Mill Creek Women’s Club tallied up the donations received from their members and donors and were able to provide all items on the “wish lists” from the charities they support, including YWCA's Pathways for Women Program.
Crosscut
As city officials scrape the budget for ways to increase the supply of low-cost apartments, the affordable housing that already exists is growing older and much of it is in need of repairs. Thanks to the expanded housing levy, the city has recently increased its investments into rehabbing buildings, but striking a balance between building new housing and maintaining what’s there is a precarious balance.
KUOW
KUOW reporter, Anna Boiko-Weyrauch, asked a priest, a rabbi, and a homelessness advocate on giving money to people who are panhandling, as well as other options for supporting folks experiencing homelessness.
Puget Sound Business Journal
Maria Chavez Wilcox, CEO of YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish, is a 2018 PSBJ Women of Influence honoree. She provides leadership for YWCA’s many programs, including emergency shelters, affordable housing, economic empowerment and domestic violence support.
MSN
With her last dollars, Velma moved her family to Seattle on the bus, in the hopes of finding stability. But once there, she struggled to find work and her family ended up in a homeless camp. YWCA finally got Velma and her family into a shelter and she began an internship, while her sons enrolled in the organization’s Early Learning Center. Today, Velma is a straight A student at Seattle Central and hopes to become a social worker so she can help others in need.
Seattle Times
The Seattle Times tackles the question, "is this city is a magnet for people experiencing homelessness?" Their reporting features the story of a woman who turned to YWCA when she was in need of housing. “From the first person we met, we were treated wonderfully, and with dignity, and we weren’t shamed for asking for help.”
News of Mill Creek
The Mill Creek Women’s Club is busy making plans for their November Fundraiser Luncheon. This year the Mill Creek Women’s Club has changed its focus. It will continue to support YWCA's Working Wardrobe/Pathways for Women, but will also be helping Woodside Elementary School and the Mill Creek Community Food Bank.
KING 5 News
Pearl Jam's Home Shows initiative raised approximately $10.8 million. The money was raised with the help of around 170 partners, including YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish, as well as corporations, philanthropies, and other businesses, and thousands of individuals.
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.
Seattle Business Magazine
This week's Daring Woman is Alicia Crank, a corporate relations officer at YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish. Crank wants women to speak up and not be afraid to go toe to toe with their male colleagues. "Turn obstacles into opportunities. Don’t let the concept of being told 'no' deter you from trying anyway. Own your experiences."
My Edmonds News
Volunteers from Edmonds-based First Financial Northwest Bank and the Edmonds Young Professionals group were among those who assisted with YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish's School Days school supply and backpack drive. "We are so thankful for our volunteers and donors who make this possible."
Futurity
The Labor Archives of Washington include thousands of images, documents, and records—from pre-WWII cannery workers posing in solidarity to the current campaign for the $15 minimum wage. Here’s a selection for Labor Day, including archival images from YWCA's history.
The Herald
Seven volunteers recently helped the YWCA with its School Days backpack drive. Volunteers on Aug. 21 packed 135 backpacks with school supplies in just two hours. YWCA School Days expects to deliver over 1,800 backpacks in all to children who use its programs in Snohomish County.
ParentMap
“How do homeless families with young children do it?” That's the question ParentMap received from a curious reader as part of #SeaHomeless. The project, which this year involved eight local media outlets including ParentMap and received hundreds of crowdsourced questions, aims to answer what readers want to know about homelessness in our city.
KUOW
Six more women have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct and assault against David Meinert, the Seattle nightlife entrepreneur. The addition of these women’s stories makes 11 accusers total. They span the years 2001 to 2015. Riddhi Mukhopadhyay, legal director of YWCA's Sexual Violence Legal Services, provides insight into the experience of sexual assault survivors.
Puget Sound Business Journal
For young adults, the Sheri and Les Biller Foundation has a program called BankWork$, launched in 2006, and CareerWork$ Medical, launched in 2017. The programs, operated in the Seattle area in partnership with the YWCA, focus on placing people into high-demand jobs in the banking and medical sectors. The free programs are eight weeks. Following graduation the foundation holds a job fair for students to connect with employers.
The Stranger
King County has seen a 10% increase in housing units affordable to higher income residents since 2014. But in that same time, the number of units for lower income residents has fallen by 13%. That gap means long waits for people experiencing homelessness, and those waits can take a mental and physical toll. “It’s hard on individuals,” said Jeanice Hardy, YWCA Regional Director. Clients seek out shelter while they “wait on that magical call” for housing.
My Edmonds News
YWCA’s Project Reunite provides permanent supportive housing for women and men experiencing homelessness and in treatment for addiction, so they can reunite with children who were temporarily removed from their custody. Participants in this program live at Trinity Place Apartments, an innovative community partnership between YWCA and the Rotary Club of Edmonds.
The Seattle Times
A YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish program to help parents reunite with their children after prison and work toward a normal life has ambitious goals: Help families find a permanent place to live, plus work and services within 12 to 18 months. “It’s hard for parents to give up things like light bills or phone bills or part of their rent to save it for something expensive like backpacks and school supplies.”
Westside Seattle
Joel Guerra at nineteen, has gone from and back to Honduras, back to Seattle, and learned a lot about the meaning of the American dream in the process. A YWCA program graduate, an honor student, and Evergreen High School graduate, he will attend Washington State University beginning this August.
Northwest Asian Weekly
Pulling yourself up by your bootstraps is harder than it used to be. Securing a job without a degree or applicable employment experience requires knowing the ins and outs of specific industries. Enter YWCA Seattle King Snohomish. In 2011, it brought BankWork$, a nationally recognized training program that started in Los Angeles to help people discover and unlock new careers in the financial sector.
HIV Equal
The HIV League, a nonprofit organization working to empower the HIV Community through scholarship, wellness, and education, just selected their 2018 cohort of Scholars to receive an HIV League Scholarship, including Tranisha Arzah, a Peer Advocate for BABES Network-YWCA.
Lynnwood Today
YWCA's BankWork$ program graduated its first Snohomish County-based class on Thursday, May 24. BankWork$, which has been in existence in Seattle and King County since 2011, is a free training program for job seekers to gain the skills and knowledge needed to start a career in financial services.
Seattle Refined
Actress and activist Alfre Woodard brought her star power to Seattle as the keynote speaker for the YWCA Inspire Luncheon. "The YWCA event was just spirited and wonderful," she said. "It was highly festive and communal." YWCA is committed to gathering community together in the fight for social justice. Woodard shares the same passion.
The Seattle Times
When a company invests time and resources in corporate social responsibility efforts, it benefits the community, the employees and the company itself. “Employee giving programs are a critical source of support for YWCA and all nonprofit organizations."
Lynnwood Today
Lynnwood Today publisher Teresa Wippel reflects on her experience of the 2018 YWCA Luncheon in Snohomish County. "There are many ways to give back to your community. Money is important of course, but it doesn’t have to be a lot to make a difference, especially if each of us gives a little."
The Seattle Globalist
Human rights activist Rev. Naomi Tutu brings her vision of hope to the Seattle area in honor of YWCA's Snohomish County Luncheon. “I’m hoping to encourage people to support the work of the YWCA locally, especially in terms of their work around the economic empowerment of women in that community and their support for women experiencing gender based violence.”
Univision
YWCA CEO Maria Chavez Wilcox joined Univision Seattle on April 9 to discuss Equal Pay Day, pay inequity (especially for Latinas), and how YWCA is working to close the gender pay gap.
KUOW
The motels on Aurora provide temporary refuge for those experiencing homelessness. And some families receive vouchers from service organizations so they can live in a heated room while they wait for housing or other services.
The Seattle Medium
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the launch of her proposed Seattle Rental Housing Assistance Pilot Program, which focuses on preventing households from falling into homelessness while on the waitlist for longer-term assistance.
KUOW
YWCA's Domestic Violence Director was included as a speaker at a King County forum centered on the theme of what the #MeToo movement means for various communities.
My Edmonds News
Members of the Richmond Beach Running Club lit up the night in Edmonds to collect donations for YWCA's Pathways for Women, a outreach program that provides housing and services for domestic violence victims.
The Herald
YWCA thanks the support of the Snohomish County community for helping meet the needs of clients over the holidays and through the end of 2017. Highlights for the giving season include over 170 families and 20 adults being served through YWCA's Adopt-A-Family program.
Seattle Times
Read how YWCA's BankWork$ program successfully helps community members in need, like Esperanza: “By having a career in the banking industry, you can get promoted and grow. My goal is to be a branch manager in five years."
My Edmonds News
YWCA thanks our community for going above and beyond with their generosity in the 2017 holiday season. “I have never experienced anything like this before. It was the greatest gift anyone could have given me and my son. I am so full of gratitude!” said Heather O., YWCA client.
News of Mill Creek
Every year, clients at YWCA's Pathways for Women shelter receive crockpots and food donated by the Mill Creek Women's Club. For families who come to the shelter with few belongings, this makes a big difference.
My Edmonds News
Thanks to the creative costuming of Edmonds Police Sgt. Shane Hawley, winner of an annual ugly Christmas sweater contest, YWCA's Pathways for Women received a check for $200 from My Edmonds News.
Seattle Times
Rising to the executive ranks of any organization takes a combination of skill, grit, and luck. Eight Seattle-area female trailblazers (including our very own CEO, Maria Chavez Wilcox) share their best advice.
KNKX
When YWCA staff member Saundra Haddix enrolled in Edmonds Community College, she struggled to balance work, school and her family life. But losing her balance was more dangerous than it is for most; it meant potentially falling back into homelessness.
KNKX
When Nicole Price, BABES Network-YWCA Program Manager, found out she was HIV-positive, she turned to a sisterhood of women living with HIV for support.
MyEverettNews.com
Everett Mayor-Elect Cassie Franklin assembles transition advisory team, including Mary Anne Dillon, YWCA's Executive Director of Snohomish County Services.
The Herald
The Herald honors Rick Steves for his inspirational philanthropy in Snohomish County, including the 2017 donation of Trinity Place, a 24-unit housing complex and gift worth $4 million, to YWCA.
Hutch News
BABES Network-YWCA staff member is profiled by Fred Hutch's blog, focusing on her experience living with HIV, as well as her dedication to improving access to HIV prevention and treatment for marginalized communities.
News of Mill Creek
Mill Creek Women's Club's annual auction, benefiting YWCA, exceeded its 2017 goal and raised over $26,000. All proceeds will go toward updating shelter security and appliances.
Lynnwood Today
HomeStreet Bank presented a $5,000 check to representatives of YWCA to support our Snohomish County-based work to house homeless mothers and children, specifically at Pathways for Women and Trinity Place.
Edmonds Beacon
YWCA staff member and Edmonds resident calls for response to recent local act of racism. “To the city of Edmonds: I implore you to take the necessary actions to show that racism and intolerance has no place here.”
POZ
POZ Magazine honors the 100 women improving the lives of those living with AIDS and HIV in 2017. Notably, this list includes Tranisha Arzah, a long-term HIV survivor, activist, and YWCA staff member.
Puget Sound Business Journal
Learn more about YWCA’s new job development program, CareerWork$ Medical, in this profile of the first class’s graduation. “I’ve always wanted to work in the medical community, but I didn’t know I could really do it.”
Puget Sound Business Journal
YWCA's new workforce development program, CareerWork$ Medical, graduated our first class of trainees with the support of major heath care institutions. Half of the class graduated with job offers lined up.
Lynnwood Today
Lynnwood city officials, and YWCA staff and residents gathered to celebrate the dedication of a tree to Rick Steves. YWCA Executive Director Mary Anne Dillon to Steves: “You have inspired us and given us hope.”
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