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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

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