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Our Youth Urgently Need Your Support

Friday, October 13, 2023

Our Fall campaign to empower young leaders in reshaping social norms around violence in relationships ends on October 15th. During the critical stages of adolescence and early adulthood, vulnerability to dating violence is heightened. This period of time is crucial as young individuals are actively working on their self-identity and establishing what they want in… Continue Reading Our Youth Urgently Need Your Support

Inspiring Change: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time when we come together to highlight the issue of domestic violence and work towards creating a world where all people can live and love freely without fear. At YWCA Clark County, this year’s awareness campaign is inspired by the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s (WSCADV) powerful… Continue Reading Inspiring Change: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

You Can Make a Difference in Our Community; Volunteer with YWCA Clark County

Thursday, August 24, 2023

At YWCA Clark County, our mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. A primary piece of actualizing this mission in through our Sexual Assault and SafeChoice Domestic Violence Programs. Today, we are calling upon business leaders, college students, and community members to take action and volunteering… Continue Reading You Can Make a Difference in Our Community; Volunteer with YWCA Clark County

Women’s Equality Day

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Welcome to August! This month we invite you to learn about Women’s Equality Day on August 26th – the date we celebrate the passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. The day represents the culmination of a massive, peaceful civil rights movement led by women and offers an opportunity to reflect… Continue Reading Women’s Equality Day

YWCA Clark County Responds to charges against Vancouver Police Officer

YWCA Clark County responds to charges against Vancouver Police officer

Friday, July 28, 2023

YWCA Clark County Chief Executive Officer Brittini Lasseigne issues the following statement after a Vancouver Police Department (VPD) officer was charged with assault after exposing a person’s genitals and threatening them with a taser: “YWCA Clark County expects our law enforcement officials to keep our community safe and refrain from tactics that are sexually exploitative… Continue Reading YWCA Clark County responds to charges against Vancouver Police officer

2023 Empowerment Gala standing ovation for speaker

Empower Gala 2023 Recap

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Did you join us on June 2 at the Empower Gala to support programs that help Clark County residents break free from oppression and abuse? If not, you can still catch a replay of the event. In this video, Executive Director Brittini Lasseigne shows how YWCA Clark County empowers people to escape violence. Hear stories… Continue Reading Empower Gala 2023 Recap

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A Letter to La Center School Board

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Dear La Center School Board Members, Please find this letter of concern from the Southwest Washington Equity Coalition and several of our member organizations. We appreciate your time and consideration of our letter; though the agencies themselves may not be located in La Center, many of the employees, clients and customers of these agencies do… Continue Reading A Letter to La Center School Board

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2023 Legislative Update

Friday, May 19, 2023

With the close of the 2023 Washington State Legislative session, YWCA Clark County wanted to share with you an update on the final budgets and bills that impact our mission and values. State Budget: Adjourning the regular session on April 23rd, lawmakers successfully passed a $70 billion-dollar operating budget (ESSB 5187) for the 2023-2025 biennium.… Continue Reading 2023 Legislative Update