Health & Wellness
Health and Wellness provides outreach and education to women and men regarding:
- breast health
- cervical health
- diabetes nutrition
- cardiovascular health
- prostate health
- colorectal health
The program also provides referrals to free screening services for those who are uninsured or whose insurance does not cover the cost of these services. Community Health Workers (CHWs) can facilitate educational sessions in English and Spanish. CHWs also offer transportation and accompany patients to appointments.
There is no fee for services. YWCA Southeastern MA is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization that thrives on the help and generosity of the many individuals and corporations who are willing to make a difference in someone else’s life.
Our Community Health Worker is fluent in Spanish. To learn more, contact:
The YWCA COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Project is the latest addition to our Health and Wellness offerings. This program provides a variety of educational outreach services to the community including:
- Education to prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19. This includes messages about vaccines, physical distancing, mask wearing, testing, and other harm-reduction behaviors and activities.
- Conversations and education about COVID-19 vaccine safety and efficacy.
- Addressing questions and concerns about COVID-19 and the vaccine.
- Connecting people directly to vaccination opportunities and reducing barriers to access.
- Providing educational outreach materials to people in our community.
To learn more, contact our Advocacy Assistant:
Widowed Persons Program
Our trained outreach volunteers, who are also widows, work with the newly widowed in support groups. The program is open to the widowed of all ages who are going through the grieving process. There is no fee for our service; however, voluntary donations are gratefully accepted. Widowed Persons Program offers:
- Outreach: Providing volunteers who are widowed to call newly bereaved to discuss their adjustments to the problems of widowhood.
- Telephone service: Offering a listening ear from outreach volunteers to those widowed who are not ambulatory and cannot attend our support groups.
- Group sessions: Bringing the widowed together to discuss problems and provide mutual assistance.
- Referral service: Providing widowed persons with the local services that can be of assistance to them.
- Socials: Dinner at minimal cost followed by informative and/or entertaining programs.
- Monthly newsletter
This program is funded by Title III – B of the Older Americans Act through Coastline Elderly Services, Inc.
The Clothesline Project
The Clothesline Project is a visual display that bears witness to the violence against women. During the public display, a clothesline is hung with shirts. Each shirt is created to tell the story of a woman’s or child’s experience, by the survivor herself or by the loved ones of those who died.
The purpose of the project is four-fold:
- To bear witness to the survivors as well as the victims of the war against women.
- To help with the healing process for people who have lost a loved one or are survivors of this violence.
- To educate, document and raise society’s awareness of the extent of the problem of violence against women.
- To provide a nationwide network of support, encouragement and information for other communities starting their own Clothesline Projects.
Contact the YWCA at 508-999-3255 to organize a display of the Clothesline Project. Advance notice and ample publicity is required to ensure that the women whose shirts are displayed will not come upon the Clothesline unprepared.