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15th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show

15th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show

The YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts is holding its 15th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show to raise awareness of heart disease in women.   All proceeds from the event benefit the YWCA HEARTplus Program.   This event will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. at the Century House in Acushnet, MA. The YWCA HEARTplus Program focuses on outreach, education, raising… Continue Reading

Voices of Women: Sexual Harassment in the Work Place

Voices of Women: Sexual Harassment in the Work Place

Executive Director of the YWCA and Host of Dartmouth Community Television’s show, “Voices of Women,” guest stars Addy Pratt, Educational Outreach Coordinator for the New Bedford Women’s Center, Bi-Lingual Counselor for domestic violence and sexual assault, Michelle Keith, Commissioner for the Bristol County Commission on the Status of Women, local Attorney and Dr. Juli Parker,… Continue Reading

2017 YWCA Annual Meeting!

2017 YWCA Annual Meeting!

On November 30, 2017, YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts held the 2017 Annual Meeting at the Waypoint Event Center in New Bedford MA. Outgoing YWCA Board President Lena Pires gave her emotional testimony about her journey with the YWCA Board for the past few years. We welcomed incoming Board President Dr. Juli Parker. It was a bittersweet… Continue Reading

Dartmouth Community Television’s “Voices of Women: Women and Politics

Dartmouth Community Television’s “Voices of Women: Women and Politics

Dartmouth Community Television’s “Voice of Women,” hosted by Gail Fortes, covered the topic of the importance of women and politics. The show guest Starred Rayana Grace, Youth Development Director of the New Bedford YMCA, Shannon Jenkins, Chair of the Political Science Department at UMASS Dartmouth, Jennifer Downing, Director of Leadership Southcoast, and Val Bassett, Director… Continue Reading

YWCA Week Without Violence at Global Learning Charter Public School

YWCA Week Without Violence at Global Learning Charter Public School

Each year, YWCA USA, and YWCA local associations around the country, along with friends, partners, organizations, businesses, schools and supporters come together in the third week of October for a Week Without Violence, where we raise awareness about the devastating effects of domestic violence. As the largest network of domestic violence service providers in the… Continue Reading

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $4.1 Million for Early Education Programs

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $4.1 Million for Early Education Programs

From the Official Website of the Executive Office of Education WEBSTER, MA – The Baker-Polito Administration and the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC) today announced $4.1 million in grant awards for facility improvements at early education and care programs that serve low income children.  Five agencies were selected to receive an Early Education and Care… Continue Reading

DCTV’s Voice of Women Show: Girls Exclusive Summer Program

DCTV’s Voice of Women Show: Girls Exclusive Summer Program

Dartmouth Community Television’s (DCTV) show, “Voice of Women” hosted by Gail Fortes, had a few special guests from the YWCA Girls Exclusive Summer Program! Please click on the link below to watch Gail Fortes and the girls discuss important topics such as bullying and internet safety!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnMvNppQUw4       Continue Reading

Become a YWmember today!

Become a YWmember today!

Please become a YWmember today and help improve the lives of people throughout southeastern Massachusetts. Through your individual contribution of $25.00, the YWCA is able to provide leadership development programming for one girl through our Girls Exclusive Program. Your contribution also helps us to achieve our advocacy efforts, which propel human rights issues including: medical… Continue Reading