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Shedding a Light on Teen Dating Violence: Interview with Prevention Specialist Michelle Polek

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

February was Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, however at YWCA Clark County, raising awareness and working to end domestic abuse is a yearlong commitment. So as we enter March we thought we’d examine some of the statistics and issues surrounding teen dating violence, as well as discuss ways to prevent and educate young people (and… Continue Reading Shedding a Light on Teen Dating Violence: Interview with Prevention Specialist Michelle Polek

Learn About Our Upcoming Women’s Leadership Center Workshops!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

YWCA Clark County is always seeking to empower women in every facet of life. This year we launched a new program, the Women’s Leadership Center (WLC), with the goal of enabling women of all ages with the skills necessary to realize and harness their innate leadership abilities. One of the ways we plan do this is through… Continue Reading Learn About Our Upcoming Women’s Leadership Center Workshops!

Janine’s Empowering Journey

Thursday, January 4, 2018

By Janine YWCA Clark County has impacted and changed my family’s lives in ways I never knew possible. I considered myself a confident, educated woman with a bright future. After a whirlwind romance, at 21 years old, I married a ‘charmer,’ life-of-the-party, jovial, humorous and handsome man. Married life had extreme highs and devastating lows.… Continue Reading Janine’s Empowering Journey

Thank You Connie and Lee Kearney

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

by Emily Ostrowski At YWCA Clark County we are fortunate to benefit from the help and support of national and local organizations, community sponsors, and individuals who donate their time and financial assistance to helping us eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Connie and Lee Kearney are two… Continue Reading Thank You Connie and Lee Kearney

We Stand With Dreamers

Saturday, December 2, 2017

by Emily Ostrowski In September of this year the Trump Administration announced it would be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, otherwise known as DACA. This program, enacted five years earlier by President Obama, protected 800,000 young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children from deportation. Now that DACA has been… Continue Reading We Stand With Dreamers

Thank You Bank of America for Supporting Survivors

Friday, December 1, 2017

by Emily Ostrowski YWCA Clark County’s SafeChoice Domestic Violence Program works around the clock to help survivors of domestic abuse escape dangerous situations, and offers women, children, and families safe and stable housing both on a temporary and long-term basis. It is vital, life-saving work, and it is something we could not do alone. We rely not… Continue Reading Thank You Bank of America for Supporting Survivors