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Making a Difference: CASA works to Protect Our Most Vulnerable Children

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The boy, tiny for his seven years, sat quietly in the room with the adults. They were there to tell him he’d be moving — again — to yet another foster home. A new family, new neighborhood, new school, new everything. Everything except for his friend, Judy Walter. A volunteer with Clark County CASA (Court… Continue Reading Making a Difference: CASA works to Protect Our Most Vulnerable Children

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A Young Woman Doing Good

Monday, June 10, 2019

YWCA Clark County Announces Young Women of Achievement Scholarship Recipient By Emily Navarro Camas High School senior Monica Chang has been selected to receive a $1,500 Young Women of Achievement scholarship from YWCA Clark County. Throughout her high school career, Monica has consistently demonstrated strong leadership qualities that align with YWCA Clark County values. She… Continue Reading A Young Woman Doing Good

Val Joshua Justice Awardees Inspire

Friday, June 7, 2019

Each year, we recognize two people in our community who are working toward ending oppression. We are proud to announce: Abbie Bambilla will receive the 2019 Val Joshua Racial Justice Award and Asante Jackson will receive the 2019 Youth Social Justice Award. Abbie Bambilla Abbie Bamilla’s work with diversity and political advocacy is being recognized.… Continue Reading Val Joshua Justice Awardees Inspire

Stand Against Racism

A Call to Stand Against Racism

Thursday, May 16, 2019

It’s Time to Take Action By: Emily Navarro We each have our own reasons for standing against racism in this country. We may be standing against injustices toward others we see in our communities, actions and words we’ve seen or heard, or even because of situations we’ve experienced ourselves. But the fight against racism did… Continue Reading A Call to Stand Against Racism

Jessica Hewitt and Kevin Jones from Bank of America presented the check and taught “Better Money Habits” to our ILS participants

Bank of America Supports Foster Youth

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

In the summer of 2018 The Bank of America Foundation generously awarded a $10,000 grant to YWCA Clark County’s Independent Living Skills Program (ILS) for the program’s project “Fostering Independence and Workforce Development for Foster Youth.” ILS helps foster youth age 15-21 successfully transition from state-supported care to independent living. One of the ways ILS… Continue Reading Bank of America Supports Foster Youth

New Women’s Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Assault and/or Abuse

Friday, January 25, 2019

by De Stewart, Advocacy Specialist Sexual Assault Program YWCA Clark County Sexual Assault Program support groups are here to help survivors heal from the effects of sexual assault and/or abuse. A sexual assault is a crisis. It creates trauma in the life of survivors and those who support them. Everyone who experiences sexual assault deals with the abuse… Continue Reading New Women’s Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Assault and/or Abuse

Your Support Changes Lives

Thursday, 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… Continue Reading Your Support Changes Lives

Working Together to Make Our Community Safer for Transgender Individuals

Thursday, 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… Continue Reading Working Together to Make Our Community Safer for Transgender Individuals