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YWCA among groups addressing systemic racism at County listening sessions

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Following is a press release issued by the Clark County Council describing a series of listening sessions on systemic racism. Two representatives from YWCA Clark County are scheduled to be among those addressing the council Friday, July 31. The Clark County Council and partner agencies YWCA Clark County, NAACP Vancouver, SW WA LULAC, and Clark… Continue Reading YWCA among groups addressing systemic racism at County listening sessions

Sherri Falkner: Outgoing board president loves telling YWCA story!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

In her final months as president, YWCA’s board of directors faced major challenges Sherri Falkner, YWCA Clark County’s outgoing board president, is a survivor of domestic violence and an outspoken advocate for vulnerable women and children. She joined the board in 2014, becoming president in 2018. A client services officer for Heritage Bank, she brings… Continue Reading Sherri Falkner: Outgoing board president loves telling YWCA story!

YWCA Community Office reopens as staff returns

YWCA Community Office reopens to public for appointments

Monday, June 22, 2020

Advocates now available at Community Office for in-person visits YWCA Clark County’s Community Office (CO) is once again open for those experiencing sexual assault or domestic violence. Staffing and office hours are limited as we navigate Clark County’s Phase 2 reopening. Phone/video advocacy continues, and we encourage program participants to continue to use these options… Continue Reading YWCA Community Office reopens to public for appointments

Memorial for George Floyd

YWCA Clark County’s statement on George Floyd: We support racial equity

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Eliminating racism represents a core value in YWCA’s quest for equity YWCA Clark County condemns the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, by Minneapolis Police. YWCA supports racial equity and, as such, we applaud the arrests of the four arresting officers. But those arrests fail to address the institutional, structural, and pervasive racism… Continue Reading YWCA Clark County’s statement on George Floyd: We support racial equity

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How YWCA supports trauma survivors during coronavirus lockdown 

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

YWCA responds to victims of trauma Clark County residents depend upon YWCA for advocacy when they have been victimized or are suffering from discrimination or neglect. This includes survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, abuse, and others who find themselves on the wrong end of a power struggle. And that will never change. YWCA Clark… Continue Reading How YWCA supports trauma survivors during coronavirus lockdown 

YWCA Clark County Seeks Executive Director

YWCA Clark County Seeks Executive Director

Monday, April 27, 2020

Our organization is seeking a special leader. YWCA Clark County will be selecting a new Executive Director. This person will be  the top executive of our multi-service nonprofit focused on social justice advocacy. We’re seeking a strategic and collaborative Executive Director with a passion for social justice advocacy to lead our multi-service nonprofit. Please apply… Continue Reading YWCA Clark County Seeks Executive Director

Support of sexual assault survivors shifts, but continues, in this time of crisis.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Adapting Our Care for Survivors and Victims By Laurie Schacht, director of YWCA Clark County’s Sexual Assault Program People have asked, ‘How are YWCA Clark County programs continuing to provide services during this time of isolation?’ Because we are committed to supporting the people who depend upon us for help, we have developed a new… Continue Reading Support of sexual assault survivors shifts, but continues, in this time of crisis.

YWCA is helping women doing COVID-19

COVID-19: Feeling isolated? You can still help us stop domestic violence.

Monday, March 23, 2020

How you help stop domestic violence, even with COVID-19 Dear YWCA Community, The lives and safety of women and children in our community is at stake. With the pressure and rise of violence due to stress from COVID-19, we need your help more than ever before. Here’s one example of what’s occurring in Clark County. Deranda… Continue Reading COVID-19: Feeling isolated? You can still help us stop domestic violence.

Caring for YWCA Clark County during COVID-19

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Our physical office is closed to the public, but critical support services remain open Dear Community: Your safety is our highest priority.  Given the current situation and recommendations from the CDC and Washington public health authorities, we are enacting the following changes below through March 31st in response to the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) pandemic . We… Continue Reading Caring for YWCA Clark County during COVID-19