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Roe v. Wade Overturned: YWCA Clark County Statement

Friday, July 1, 2022

Dear Clark County Community, The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and an individual’s constitutional right to an abortion in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This regressive ruling will impact people of color, LGBTQ+ communities and low-income communities disproportionately. The ruling further amplifies the effect of white supremacy in the daily… Continue Reading Roe v. Wade Overturned: YWCA Clark County Statement

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Executive Transition

Friday, June 3, 2022

Dear friends, colleagues, and supporters –   It is with both sadness and gratitude that the YWCA Clark County Board of Directors must share that Dunetchka Otero-Serrano has made the decision to depart from her role as Executive Director of YWCA Clark County. This a personal decision made by Dunetchka and we are sincerely thankful… Continue Reading Executive Transition

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Sofia’s Housing Success

Monday, April 11, 2022

Sofia came to our Care Coordination Services team lacking stable and affordable housing.  She lived out of her parked car for a few months with her young children. They faced many unsafe situations, like someone breaking into the car to steal their belongings, license plate and tags. As the proper identification and registration were missing,… Continue Reading Sofia’s Housing Success

Clark County CASA program to separate from YWCA Clark County

Thursday, May 20, 2021

The volunteer-driven program that advocates for children in the court system will spin off at year end. For nearly 40 years, YWCA Clark County has administered the Clark County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program in partnership with Clark County Superior Court Administration. Serving over 700 children each year with the support of 130 volunteers… Continue Reading Clark County CASA program to separate from YWCA Clark County

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George Floyd’s Legacy: Unity!

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Dear friends and neighbors, On April 21, we sighed in relief. George Floyd’s murderer was convicted! We felt relief that there was justice for George Floyd, relief that our united call for justice over the last year was worth it, and relief that what we hoped for came to fruition. George Floyd’s family is encouraging… Continue Reading George Floyd’s Legacy: Unity!

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COVID gifts delivered for preschool families during the pandemic

Monday, March 8, 2021

Thanks to the support of generous donors and community partnerships YWCA Clark County has been offering high-quality preschool to the community for years. Because of this, families looked to our Y’s Care Preschool Program for leadership during a difficult 2020. Y’s Care did not disappoint. Y’s Care represents a true alternative to other early childhood… Continue Reading COVID gifts delivered for preschool families during the pandemic

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Online predators use ‘wokefishing’ to target teens

Friday, February 5, 2021

February is Teen Domestic Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM). YWCA Clark County, through its Domestic Violence Program, offers many resources for teens and their families that help young people understand the signs, causes, and outcomes of dating violence toward teenagers. With the spread of ‘Wokefishing,’ violence against teens can start with an innocent internet search. Let’s… Continue Reading Online predators use ‘wokefishing’ to target teens

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Women leaders still invited to sit in the back, says new executive director

Thursday, January 14, 2021

In January, we welcomed Dunetchka Otero-Serrano as our new Executive Director. A native of Puerto Rico, Dunetchka relocated to Portland, OR to pursue a career in nonprofit service and management. She brings a strong portfolio to YWCA Clark County and a desire to advocate for social justice in her new role.  We recently spoke with… Continue Reading Women leaders still invited to sit in the back, says new executive director

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Domestic violence prevention specialist elected to coalition board

Monday, November 30, 2020

YWCA staff members provide life-changing services to those in our community who have felt the blows of prejudice, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and family breakdown. It’s a tough job, and not the kind one can easily leave behind at the office. Yet many choose to volunteer their time and expertise to similar advocacy organizations whose… Continue Reading Domestic violence prevention specialist elected to coalition board