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Your Support Changes Lives

Thursday, December 27, 2018

*Sarah had just turned 18, and left her former foster home with very few resources. Because she had nowhere to go she ended up returning to live with several family members who were heavily into drugs and alcohol. Sarah quickly realized that this was not a safe place for her to stay, and she reached… Continue Reading Your Support Changes Lives

Working Together to Make Our Community Safer for Transgender Individuals

Thursday, December 20, 2018

by Emily Ostrowski On November 20th, YWCA Clark County hosted members of the community for a vigil, followed by a facilitated community conversation in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance. Since its inception in 1999 Transgender Day of Remembrance is meant to memorialize those who have lost their lives due to transphobia and draw attention… Continue Reading Working Together to Make Our Community Safer for Transgender Individuals

Women’s Leadership Center Takes On Consent in #MeToo Era

Friday, November 16, 2018

by Cheyanne Llanos Bare, Coordinator of the WLC Trigger Warnings: Mentions of sexual assault and rape The era of #MeToo has opened our eyes to the experiences and stories of countless survivors, as well as the realization that rape culture is extremely prevalent in our society. Yet there remain lingering questions over what constitutes sexual… Continue Reading Women’s Leadership Center Takes On Consent in #MeToo Era

Stand With DVAM

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

by Grace Maute Recently, a survivor and her children came to our shelter fleeing domestic violence. When they first entered shelter, YWCA Clark County advocates provided them with crisis intervention, safety planning, and emotional support as they adjusted to their new living situation. The oldest child, who was experiencing PTSD symptoms due to the prior… Continue Reading Stand With DVAM