YWCA SEMA Launches Vaccine Education & Outreach Project!

Thanks to funding from the Health Resources in Action Massachusetts COVID-19 Community Grants, YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts will begin a seven-month pilot project, YWCA COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Project, to increase vaccinations. This project will include education for individuals who are hesitant about getting vaccinated, assist those who lack access to transportation, and serve residents who…

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Together, We Can Dismantle Racism

One Year Later: How Far Have We Actually Come? On April 20, 2021, Derek Chauvin was convicted of third-degree murder, second-degree unintentional murder, and second-degree manslaughter. Among activists, the feeling was of relief, but not closure. Although it was the right decision, it was just one decision. Hundreds of families affected by police violence never…

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Adopt a Brick this Mother’s Day!

Looking for a meaningful way to honor a loved one this mother’s day? For $100, you can Adopt a Brick, engraved with your loved one’s name, on the YWCA’s Under One Roof Legacy Walkway. All brick sales go towards ensuring that the children in our summer youth programs have the fun, engaging, and enriching summer…

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YWCA SEMA Launches Economic Empowerment Series: Practical Digital Skills and Digital Literacy during COVID-19

Economic Empowerment Series: Practical Digital Skills and Digital Literacy during COVID-19 Alternating Wednesdays on Zoom @ 6:00 pm Register at the links below! Questions? Contact Jordan Latham at jlatham@ywcasema.org / (508) 999-3255 All workshops are facilitated by Josh Botvin, Lecturer in the English Department and Assistant Director of the Multiliteracy and Communication Center at the…

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Three Ways That You Can Effect Change Today!

The YWCA remains at the forefront of addressing issues of racial and gender inequities. We are a member of a regional and national movement working together to strengthen our voice in the local, state and national governments. YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts strives daily to continue to provide opportunities to help women and their families reach their…

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YWCA SEMA partners with New Bedford Creative for “Collective Imagination for Spatial Justice”

Are you an artist, creative, culture bearer, cultural organizer, or community-based collaborator living or working in New Bedford? New Bedford Creative, in partnership with YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts, will embark on a series of community conversations about Spatial Justice. Funded by New England Foundation for the Arts, this project will begin the important work of imagining…

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Watch the YWCA’s 18th Annual Red Dress (Virtual) Fashion Show!

YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts hosted its 18th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show to raise awareness of heart disease in women. Even though we could not be together in person, we still WORE RED, celebrated women in our community, and raised awareness about women’s heart health. Click HERE to view the recording of this year’s Red Dress…

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YWCA SEMA’s Response to the Siege at the US Capitol

The scene that unfolded last week in our nation’s capital was a disgrace to our democracy and a bleak day for our nation. History will justifiably record the violent efforts to halt the confirmation of a fair democratic election decided by the American people as an insurrection and attempted coup. We at YWCA Southeastern MA…

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Congratulations on your Retirement, Catherine Bourassa!

Catherine Bourassa, the YWCA’s Director of Programs and Services, has retired after 27 years with the YWCA. YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts staff and Board of Directors thank Catherine for her time and dedication to the YWCA. We will miss Catherine greatly, and we wish her a happy and healthy retirement!   We got the chance to…

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