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YWCA Recipient of RTB Farm’s Manifest Love Project!

YWCA Recipient of RTB Farm’s Manifest Love Project!

Dartmouth, MA — With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc in the restaurant and hospitality industry, Dartmouth farmers have found ways to adapt. Local farmers traditionally sell wholesale to retailers, directly to restaurants, at farmers’ markets and through CSAs. With restaurants closed for dining and farmers’ markets — if open — limiting customer numbers for… Continue Reading

Jordan Latham on WGBH’s In It Together

Jordan Latham on WGBH’s In It Together

April 1, 2020 On Tuesday’s episode of WGBH’s In It Together, host Arun Rath talks with experts, doctors, and community leaders to provide the latest COVID-19 information on what’s happening in Massachusetts. On this episode, they checked in with YWCA SEMA’s Jordan Latham to discuss what the YWCA is doing to stay engaged with the… Continue Reading

Quarantine and Chill Videos

Quarantine and Chill Videos

On March 31st, April 1st and April 2nd the Girls Exclusive staff hosted virtual hang outs for teen girls called “Quarantine and Chill.” We understand that being quarantined may be hard for teen girls and we want to help keep them engaged in any way we can. If you were not able to view our… Continue Reading

How You Can Help During COVID-19

How You Can Help During COVID-19

April 2, 2020 YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts remains steadfast in our commitment to provide services to our residents and families in need. We have taken steps to practice social distancing such as operating our administrative offices remotely, but the fact remains that as a human service organization there are still clients in our community that need… Continue Reading

Photos: 17th Annual Red Dress Event!

Photos: 17th Annual Red Dress Event!

Heart disease is a community and national issue as it continues to be the number one leading cause of death for women in America. Only 1 in 5 American women believe that heart disease is her greatest health threat. YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts hosted its 17th Annual Red Dress Event at the Century House in Acushnet,… Continue Reading

Girls Exclusive: Self-Love While Social Distancing!

Girls Exclusive: Self-Love While Social Distancing!

As all of us are trying to adjust to our new normal in the midst of COVID-19, the YWCA Girls Exclusive staff compiled some fun ideas and creative strategies for girls to practice self care while social distancing at home. We hope you enjoy! Socializing From Afar! Tip #1: Video Chatting Initiate a FaceTime /… Continue Reading

YWCA Standish House Closed until June 29, 2020

YWCA Standish House Closed until June 29, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 virus, YWCA Southeastern MA office is closed effective Monday, March 23, 2020 until June 29, 2020. This date may change as time evolves. YWkids School Age Program, Girls Exclusive, Mayor’s Youth Council and Widowed Persons Program are all closed until June 29, 2020.  All meetings, activities and programs are also cancelled… Continue Reading

The YWCA & the 2020 Census

The YWCA & the 2020 Census

On March 3, 2020, Executive Director Gail Fortes hosted her “Voices of Women” show at DCTV, and this month’s episode focused on the 2020 Census. Gail was joined by Helena DaSilva Hughes, Executive Director of the Immigrants’ Assistance Center, Valentina Martinez, YWCA Community Health Worker, and Brianna Alves, of One SouthCoast Chamber. You can watch… Continue Reading

YWCA Launches Regional Childcare Campaign

YWCA Launches Regional Childcare Campaign

On Tuesday January 21st, the YWCA kicked off the Southeastern MA regional chapter of the Campaign for Affordable and Accessible High-Quality Early Education and Care! This campaign in support of “H.470/S.288 An Act Relative to Affordable and Accessible High Quality Early Education and Care” is lifting up the voices of families, early educators, and multiple… Continue Reading