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Become a member of the YWCA today!

Become a member of the YWCA 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

Voices of Women: Women’s Advocacy Day 2018

Voices of Women: Women’s Advocacy Day 2018

Dartmouth Community Television’s show, “Voices of Women” hosted by Gail Fortes, filmed the Women’s Advocacy Day segment on May 16, 2018. Women’s Advocacy Day took place at the Massachusetts State house. A group from the Southcoast region, The Women’s Fund of Southeastern MA. YWCA Southeastern MA, Our Sisters School, Global Learning Charter Public School, Durfee… Continue Reading

2018 Women of Distinction Awards

2018 Women of Distinction Awards

          The 2018 Women of Distinction Awards was held on May 30, 2018 at Rachel’s Lakeside! The food was delicious and as usual the staff did an outstanding job. It was a fabulous night celebrating women in our community who live our Mission of eliminating racism and empowering women! Congratulations to… Continue Reading

YWCA Board Vice President, Melissa Costa helps police force keep at-risk youth out of jail.

YWCA Board Vice President, Melissa Costa helps police force keep at-risk youth out of jail.

YWCA Board Vice President was highlighted in the Turn to 10 news. NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WJAR) — “The New Bedford Police Department is helping at-risk youth by incorporating a mental health clinician in the field. Melissa Costa responds to calls with police. She interviews young people with social and emotional issues and low-level crime offender.”… Continue Reading

YWCA Under One Roof Campaign: We have broken ground!

YWCA Under One Roof Campaign: We have broken ground!

From SouthCoast Today: YWCA rejoices as expansion set to start Monday in New Bedford! NEW BEDFORD – Jovial voices filled the yard at the YWCA in downtown New Bedford on Friday as supporters gathered to celebrate an expansion 16 years in the making. “I’m beyond excited, ” executive director Gail Fortes said. “It’s almost unbelievable.”… Continue Reading

Register for Women’s Advocacy Day 2018!

Register for Women’s Advocacy Day 2018!

Please join the YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts, Women’s Fund Southeastern Massachusetts and all of the various constituents from the Southeastern Massachusetts region to attend Women’s Advocacy Day, hosted by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the Massachusetts State House in Boston. It is the perfect opportunity to advocate… Continue Reading

Registration for Sister 2 Sister 2018 is open!

Registration for Sister 2 Sister 2018 is open!

Are you ready for a day filled with activities at UMASS Dartmouth?! Save the Date for May 5, 2018 To REGISTER ONLINE please click HERE! Please Click HERE to download Sister 2 Sister registration form (WORD) FORMAT. Please Click HERE to download Sister 2 Sister registration form (PDF) FORMAT. To Sponsor a girl for Sister… Continue Reading