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R-90: Ballot Measure for Students Needs Your Support!

Monday, October 19, 2020

Support Our Youth: Vote Yes On Referendum 90 When you vote next month, please pay special attention to Referendum 90. We need your vote to approve it! Referendum 90 gives students access to comprehensive sex education. Young people in every community deserve medically accurate and inclusive information that helps them make good decisions about sex… Continue Reading R-90: Ballot Measure for Students Needs Your Support!

Racial equity

Here’s What You Can Do to Address Racial Equity

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

YOUR ACTIONS MAKE A DIFFERENCE! As the Black Lives Matter movement to end systemic racism gains momentum nationwide, residents of Clark County have turned to local organizations, including NAACP, Southwest Washington League of United Latin American Citizens Council 4701, Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program, and YWCA Clark County for guidance in dismantling systemic racism. YWCA… Continue Reading Here’s What You Can Do to Address Racial Equity

CASA volunteers like Jean needed who can reunite a family

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Help families by volunteering! How do you know if you’re the right fit for a tough assignment like being a CASA volunteer? One sure sign: You keep on doing it. That’s what happened with Jean Carr-Andrews. She has been standing up for children and families as a CASA volunteer with Court Appointed Special Advocates–CASA–for more… Continue Reading CASA volunteers like Jean needed who can reunite a family

YWCA Clark County Seeks Executive Director

YWCA Clark County Seeks Executive Director

Thursday, September 3, 2020

The Opportunity To see a complete job description click here. YWCA Clark County, a multi-service nonprofit organization and social justice advocate, is seeking a strategic and collaborative Executive Director. Based in Vancouver, WA, and operating with an annual budget of approximately $4 million, we provide life-changing services to adults, children, and families. Our next Executive… Continue Reading YWCA Clark County Seeks Executive Director

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YWCA Among Partners Recognized for Free Latinx Legal Clinic

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Collaboration among nonprofits leads to innovation Our LatinX Legal Day program has received the 2020 APEX Legal Innovation Award! This program is a quarterly law clinic that creates a safe space specifically for the underserved latinx community in Clark County. Our partners in the clinic include Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program, SW WA LULAC, and… Continue Reading YWCA Among Partners Recognized for Free Latinx Legal Clinic

Listenting Sessions

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