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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

Women’s Leadership Center Takes On Consent in #MeToo Era

Friday, November 16, 2018

by Cheyanne Llanos Bare, Coordinator of the WLC Trigger Warnings: Mentions of sexual assault and rape The era of #MeToo has opened our eyes to the experiences and stories of countless survivors, as well as the realization that rape culture is extremely prevalent in our society. Yet there remain lingering questions over what constitutes sexual… Continue Reading Women’s Leadership Center Takes On Consent in #MeToo Era

Stand With DVAM

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

by Grace Maute Recently, a survivor and her children came to our shelter fleeing domestic violence. When they first entered shelter, YWCA Clark County advocates provided them with crisis intervention, safety planning, and emotional support as they adjusted to their new living situation. The oldest child, who was experiencing PTSD symptoms due to the prior… Continue Reading Stand With DVAM

Hannah Chong

Interview with Former “Young Women of Achievement” Scholarship Recipient

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Since 1985 YWCA Clark County has been proud to recognize young women for their volunteerism, commitment to community, and leadership with our Young Women of Achievement Awards. Each recipient inspired us by their commitment to better the world around them, and we relish any opportunity we get to spotlight their good works. This is why we… Continue Reading Interview with Former “Young Women of Achievement” Scholarship Recipient