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From YWCA USA: YWCA USA Unveils Key Findings on Women’s Priorities During Critical GOTV Period

From YWCA USA: YWCA USA Unveils Key Findings on Women’s Priorities During Critical GOTV Period

October 1, 2018 Economic Concerns, Gender- and Race-Based Discrimination and Sexual Harassment, Healthcare, and Gun Violence Top the List October 1, 2018 Catherine Beane 703.608.1404 Washington, D.C. — Today, YWCA USA launched its report, What Women Want 2018, a new national survey of American women commissioned by the organization to identify women’s public policy priorities.… Continue Reading

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, “An average of 20 people per minute experience intimate partner physical violence. This equates to more than 10 million abuse victims annually.” Domestic Violence is morally and lawfully unjust. The effects of Domestic Violence are devastating to the victim and their… Continue Reading

Voter Registration: Deadline to register to vote is October 17, 2018!

Voter Registration: Deadline to register to vote is October 17, 2018!

  YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts has collaborated nationally with other organizations  to register people to vote for National Voter Registration Day! National Voter Registration Day began in 2012 and allowed organizations and volunteers to give people the opportunity to register to vote who are unsure on how to go about the process or may not have… Continue Reading

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

YWCA USA: Families Belong Together- Stop Traumatizing Children

YWCA USA: Families Belong Together- Stop Traumatizing Children

Families Belong Together: Stop Traumatizing Children June 20, 2018 “Donde esta mi mamita? Donde esta mi tia? Dile que me portare bien.” “Where is my mommy? Where is my aunt? Tell her I’ll be good!” By Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO, YWCA USA “Be deeply troubled by the mishandling of children. For trauma, by definition, may… 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

YWCA Highlighted in the Children’s Investment Fund Newsletter!

YWCA Highlighted in the Children’s Investment Fund Newsletter!

Please click the link below to read the full article! “ “On April 27, the YWCA of Southeastern MA hosted a groundbreaking event at its headquarters in New Bedford. The Y received an $800,000 EEOST grant to renovate and expand its historic building to include eight units of housing for women and an afterschool program… 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