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Roe v. Wade Overturned: YWCA Clark County Statement

Friday, July 1, 2022

Dear Clark County Community, The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and an individual’s constitutional right to an abortion in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This regressive ruling will impact people of color, LGBTQ+ communities and low-income communities disproportionately. The ruling further amplifies the effect of white supremacy in the daily… Continue Reading Roe v. Wade Overturned: YWCA Clark County Statement

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Online predators use ‘wokefishing’ to target teens

Friday, February 5, 2021

February is Teen Domestic Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM). YWCA Clark County, through its Domestic Violence Program, offers many resources for teens and their families that help young people understand the signs, causes, and outcomes of dating violence toward teenagers. With the spread of ‘Wokefishing,’ violence against teens can start with an innocent internet search. Let’s… Continue Reading Online predators use ‘wokefishing’ to target teens

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Women leaders still invited to sit in the back, says new executive director

Thursday, January 14, 2021

In January, we welcomed Dunetchka Otero-Serrano as our new Executive Director. A native of Puerto Rico, Dunetchka relocated to Portland, OR to pursue a career in nonprofit service and management. She brings a strong portfolio to YWCA Clark County and a desire to advocate for social justice in her new role.  We recently spoke with… Continue Reading Women leaders still invited to sit in the back, says new executive director

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