December 27, 2018
*Sarah had just turned 18, and left her former foster home with very few resources. Because she had nowhere to go she ended up returning to live with several family members who were heavily into drugs and alcohol. Sarah quickly realized that this was not a safe place for her to stay, and she reached out to our Independent Living Skills (ILS) program for support.
Through her work with the program, and the commitment of her ILS Advocate, she was able to apply for a housing voucher, rent and furnish her own apartment, and have the length of the voucher extended to five years.
December 20, 2018
by Emily Ostrowski
On November 20th, YWCA Clark County hosted members of the community for a vigil, followed by a facilitated community conversation in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance. Since its inception in 1999 Transgender Day of Remembrance is meant to memorialize those who have lost their lives due to transphobia and draw attention to the increased threat of violence trans people have and continue to endure.
Thirty-three participants joined us for the vigil and many stayed for the community conversation. The community conversation consisted of three groups. Each group was posed a series of questions centering on issues faced by the trans community in Clark County, and ways in which we can make our community safer. (You can read a comprehensive overview of the questions and responses here.)
November 20, 2018
Your generosity consistently provides life-changing services to our community. Every gift matters and every dollar is providing safety and support. This November, YWCA Clark County has set a goal for signing 40 new donors willing to make regular, monthly donations.
While any type of donation is an immense help to us, the reliability and commitment you offer by being a monthly donor is invaluable stability that cannot be replicated with one time donations. “When you join the YWCA Clark County Monthly Donor Program, your sustaining gift will provide hope to people during some of the most difficult moments in their lives” says Sherri Bennett, Executive Director. “Your promise is saving lives. It is that simple, and that important.”