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YWCA SEMA Launches Until Justice Just Is Campaign

October 23, 2020

United we stand. Together we act. Until Justice Just Is. Eliminating racism. Empowering women. Our mission lives in the soul of everyone at YWCA, because we…

Girls Exclusive is Now Virtual! Register Today!

October 15, 2020

Girls Exclusive is a free, high-quality afterschool & summer program for girls ages 10-14 in Southeastern Massachusetts. The goal of the program is to empower…

Nominate A Woman of Distinction Today!

September 1, 2020

The YWCA Women of Distinction Awards inspire others to achieve by recognizing the leadership of women in a variety of arenas. YWCA Women of Distinction…

Buy Black New Bedford

August 28, 2020

This #BlackBusinessMonth, #BuyBlack in New Bedford BuyBlackNB is a new initiative dedicated to highlighting, discovering, and promoting Black-owned businesses in Southcoast Massachusetts. “In supporting local…

YWCA Standish House To Open On July 6th, 2020

July 6, 2020

The YWCA Standish House administrative office is open daily from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, but we ask that you call or email ahead to…

Girls Exclusive Summer Program Now Accepting Applications!

June 24, 2020

Girls Exclusive is a quality afterschool & summer program for girls ages 10-14 in Southeastern Massachusetts. The goal of the program is to empower girls…

Standard Times Op-Ed: Citizens and Legislators Must Act to Fight Racism

June 22, 2020

Monday June 22, 2020 On May 25, 2020, another Black man was lynched in America. George Floyd was murdered at the hands of the Minneapolis…

Thank You Linda Rose

June 16, 2020

Linda Rose, YWCA SEMA Receptionist and Widowed Program Persons Director (WPP), has retired after 13 years with the YWCA. YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts staff and board…

YWCA Letter to the Editor: We Demand An End to Systemic Racism

June 12, 2020

Friday, June 12th, 2020 On May 25, 2020, another Black man was lynched in America. George Floyd was murdered at the hands of the Minneapolis…

From Our Executive Director: Black Lives Matter

June 1, 2020

YWCA Southeastern MA extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of George Floyd. No words can express the hurt and sadness we feel.…

YWCA Recipient of RTB Farm’s Manifest Love Project!

May 5, 2020

Dartmouth, MA — With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc in the restaurant and hospitality industry, Dartmouth farmers have found ways to adapt. Local farmers…

Jordan Latham on WGBH’s In It Together

April 3, 2020

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…

Quarantine and Chill Videos

April 3, 2020

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…

How You Can Help During COVID-19

April 2, 2020

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…

Photos: 17th Annual Red Dress Event!

April 1, 2020

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…

Girls Exclusive: Self-Love While Social Distancing!

March 20, 2020

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…

YWCA Standish House Closed until June 29, 2020

March 20, 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…

The YWCA & the 2020 Census

March 11, 2020

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.…

YWCA Launches Regional Childcare Campaign

March 3, 2020

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!…

YWCA to Commemorate the 19th Amendment in 2020

March 3, 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”…