Advocate for the Rights of a Child with CASA

April 24, 2018

One of the things that drives us the most at YWCA Clark County is advocating for many of the most vulnerable members of our community, and our Clark County CASA Program exemplifies that in every way. Each and every day we are blown away by the dedication, compassion, and commitment displayed by CASA staff and volunteers.

Since April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, we decided to highlight a particularly inspiring story of one of our CASAs working to bring a child and an adoptive family together. Larry Didier has been a CASA for over three years. You can read more about Larry’s experiences as a CASA here, and continue below to learn about a particularly special case for Larry: Bringing together Mark and the Workman family. More

Creating a Culture of Consent

April 23, 2018

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and we’ve been holding a series of community events in our ongoing commitment to support survivors and help prevent sexual assault. One such event was a community discussion entitled “Conversation Hour on Consent Culture” co-facilitated by Austin Lea from Planned Parenthood, and Jessie Spinney, Sexual Assault Prevention Specialist for YWCA Clark County.

The topic of consent has been brought to the forefront of news and popular culture in the wake of last year’s #MeToo movement. Now more than ever women and men are feeling empowered to share their experiences and demand that as a society we re-examine the ways we think and talk about sexual assault and the meaning of consent. More

Join Us to Take A Stand Against Racism

April 19, 2018

YWCA Clark County calls all individuals to join us in taking a Stand Against Racism on Thursday, April 26th from 4:30-5:30pm at Warehouse 23 in Vancouver, WA. Stand Against Racism is a national movement designed to unite our communities in a bold demonstration that delivers a clear message: we are on a mission to eliminate racism.

Hosted by the Women’s Leadership Center of YWCA Clark County, our local event brings a panel of state representatives and candidates from Oregon and Washington to Vancouver to discuss the importance of full engagement for women and girls of color in the political process. More