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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

YWCA to Commemorate the 19th Amendment in 2020

YWCA to Commemorate the 19th Amendment in 2020

On Tuesday, February 25, 2020, YWCA Southeastern MA was recognized at the Massachusetts State House as one of the recipients of Mass Humanities’ “The Vote” project. “The Vote” is a statewide conversation about the past, present, and future of voting rights. “The Vote” commemorates the centennial of the 19th Amendment by providing Massachusetts residents with… Continue Reading

17th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show

17th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show

YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts is holding its 17th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show to raise awareness of heart disease in women. All proceeds from the event benefit the YWCA HEARTplus Program. This event will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at the Century House in Acushnet. Cocktail hour starts at 5:30 pm, dinner will be… Continue Reading

Annual “Voices of Women” Oscar Show

Annual “Voices of Women” Oscar Show

On February 3, 2020 Gail Fortes hosted her annual “Voices of Women” Oscars show at DCTV. Dr. Juli Parker, Jordan Pouliot Latham, Aaliyah Colon and Andrea Davidson were guests on the show. Instead of focusing on Oscar nominated films they discussed films that were snubbed. The films in discussion were films directed by women in… Continue Reading

Red Dress Fashion Show Tickets on Sale Now!

Red Dress Fashion Show Tickets on Sale Now!

YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts is holding its 17th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show to raise awareness of heart disease in women, with Dr. Patricia Andrade as this year’s keynote speaker. This event will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at the Century House in Acushnet. Cocktail hour starts at 5:30 pm and dinner will be served… Continue Reading

Spanish Conversational Classes at YWCA

Spanish Conversational Classes at YWCA

If you are interested in learning Spanish join us for 8 weeks of Spanish Conversational Classes, taught by Milagros Rodriguez! Classes will be every Tuesday from 6-8 pm at the YWCA Standish House. The first class, beginning on January 21, is introductory and free of charge! The fee for the full 8 weeks is $250.… Continue Reading

Jordan Pouliot Latham Awarded SouthCoast Emerging Leaders Award

Jordan Pouliot Latham Awarded SouthCoast Emerging Leaders Award

On September 17, 2019 our very own Jordan Pouliot Latham was one of 30 people nominated for the SouthCoast Emerging Leaders Award. Her volunteer work at the Women’s Fund of Southeastern Massachusetts, position as a Commissioner on the Plymouth County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, and dedication to advocacy, social justice, girls… Continue Reading