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Lasting Partnerships: Columbia Credit Union and The YWCA

Monday, October 7, 2019

Credit Union supports YWCA through financial and time donations For more than 25 years, Columbia Credit Union (CCU) has been a partner of YWCA Clark County. Identifying early on the unduplicated variety of needs that YWCA addresses in the community,CCU has been dedicated to long-term support. Being a good corporate citizen is an ongoing responsibility… Continue Reading Lasting Partnerships: Columbia Credit Union and The YWCA

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Empower Luncheon raises audience awareness on racism, domestic violence

Friday, September 20, 2019

YWCA’s 24th annual Empower Luncheon was powerful indeed. The audience of 375 at the Sept. 12 event at the Hilton Vancouver was held spellbound by the story of abuse, courage, and a new life shared by Diana Jaramillo, a participant in the YWCA’s SafeChoice domestic violence program. They learned about the role “white people” can… Continue Reading Empower Luncheon raises audience awareness on racism, domestic violence

Caples Terrace housing complex offers independent living opportunities for young adults transitioning out of foster care.

Caples Terrace Collaboration Bridges Youth Housing Gap

Thursday, September 19, 2019

New Complex Offers Affordable Independent Living Opportunity Foster care can be a life-changing experience for many abused and neglected children. While in the foster system, children can find the structure, support, guidance, and compassion to heal from their early trauma. But imagine what happens when a child ages out of the system — and winds… Continue Reading Caples Terrace Collaboration Bridges Youth Housing Gap

Partner Highlight: Vancouver Housing Authority

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Shelter Renovations Couldn’t Happen Without the VHA In partnership with the Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) and Access Architecture, the SafeChoice Domestic Violence emergency shelter is looking forward to upcoming building renovations, which are set to begin in August 2019. The improvements will increase accessibility, safety, and comfort for survivors and their children escaping unsafe situations.… Continue Reading Partner Highlight: Vancouver Housing Authority

Making a Difference: CASA Works to Protect Our Most Vulnerable Children

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The boy, tiny for his seven years, sat quietly in the room with the adults. They were there to tell him he’d be moving — again — to yet another foster home. A new family, new neighborhood, new school, new everything. Everything except for his friend, Judy Walter. A volunteer with Clark County CASA (Court… Continue Reading Making a Difference: CASA Works to Protect Our Most Vulnerable Children

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A Young Woman Doing Good

Monday, June 10, 2019

YWCA Clark County Announces Young Women of Achievement Scholarship Recipient By Emily Navarro Camas High School senior Monica Chang has been selected to receive a $1,500 Young Women of Achievement scholarship from YWCA Clark County. Throughout her high school career, Monica has consistently demonstrated strong leadership qualities that align with YWCA Clark County values. She… Continue Reading A Young Woman Doing Good

Val Joshua Justice Awardees Inspire

Friday, June 7, 2019

Each year, we recognize two people in our community who are working toward ending oppression. We are proud to announce: Abbie Bambilla will receive the 2019 Val Joshua Racial Justice Award and Asante Jackson will receive the 2019 Youth Social Justice Award. Abbie Bambilla Abbie Bamilla’s work with diversity and political advocacy is being recognized.… Continue Reading Val Joshua Justice Awardees Inspire