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Women of Distinction Awards 2019

November 8, 2019

They are women who have made their mark in a variety of Southcoast arenas and YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts honored them on October 24, 2019 as…

Week Without Violence 2019

November 4, 2019

This October for Week Without Violence, YWCA Southeastern MA partnered with Bristol Community College’s Women’s Center, UMass Dartmouth’s Center for Women, Gender, & Sexuality, The…

CEDAC Staff Shares Technical Expertise on Affordable Housing & Community Development Panels

September 16, 2019

CEDAC Staff Shares Technical Expertise on Affordable Housing & Community Development Panels September 13, 2019 As a public private community development financial institution, CEDAC’s technical…

New Single Room Units Available!

September 5, 2019

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Secretary Kennealy’s #15k4ma Tour Looks At Affordable Housing In The Commonwealth

August 12, 2019

Secretary Kennealy’s #15k4ma Tour Looks At Affordable Housing In The Commonwealth August 9, 2019 Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Mike Kennealy has just…

Voices of Women: Women’s Advocacy Day 2019 Preview

August 12, 2019

YWCA Executive Director Gail Fortes discusses Women’s Advocacy Day, which is hosted by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women each May at the…

Save the Date: Women of Distinction Awards!

July 29, 2019

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

YWkids Group Leader Yvonne Albuquerque featured in Southcoast Today!

July 10, 2019

“Yvonne Albuquerque, a group leader for YWkids program, said they came to the event and offer different community programs, “to try to help the community…

Voices of Women: The Human Rights at Home Clinic at UMassD School of Law

June 12, 2019

YWCA Executive Director Gail Fortes discusses the Human Rights at Home Clinic at UMass Dartmouth School of Law with Professor Margaret Drew, the UMass Dartmouth…

YWCA Southeastern MA Awarded Operation Money Wise: Financial Education Opportunity Grant!

June 10, 2019

YWCA Southeastern MA is honored to again be awarded an “Operation Money Wise: Financial Education Opportunity Grant” to foster financial literacy in the Military, Veteran,…

YWCA SEMA is hiring a YWkids Group Leader!

May 30, 2019

YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts JOB DESCRIPTION and SPECIFICS POSITION: YWkids Group Leader STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Responsible for supervising activities and addressing the needs of all children…

Girls Exclusive hosts its 9th Annual Sister 2 Sister Conference!

April 30, 2019

YWCA Girls Exclusive is proud to host its 9th annual Sister 2 Sister Conference! S2S is a day filled with fun, empowering activities for girls…

YWCA SEMA wins APEX Non-Profit of the Year Award!

April 29, 2019

The SouthCoast Chamber recently recognized the significant contributions and achievements of the region’s businesses with the presentation of the 2019 APEX Awards in the categories…

YWCA SEMA is Hiring a Residential Case Manager!

April 29, 2019

YWCA SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS JOB DESCRIPTION AND SPECIFICS  POSITION:                                         Residential Case Manager STATEMENT OF DUTIES:                Oversee the day-to-day operations of YWCA residential programs SUPERVISION:                                  Reports to…

YWCA Awarded Grant to Expand Advocacy Work in Region

March 30, 2019

YWCA Southeastern MA to expand policy advocacy work with new position funded by Women’s Fund NEW BEDFORD, MA – The Women’s Fund recently awarded a…

YWCA addresses Menstrual Equity in New Bedford and Beyond

February 26, 2019

  At the February School Committee meeting, six middle school girls asked New Bedford’s mayor, superintendent, and school committee to consider the issue of menstrual…

Dartmouth Community Television: Voices of Women Oscars 2019

February 24, 2019

Dartmouth Community Television’s, Voices of Women, hosted by Gail Fortes, invited 4 women on the show to discuss the Bechdel Test for the show’s “Oscars 2019 Special.” …


February 24, 2019

YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts is holding its 16th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show to raise awareness of heart disease in women. All proceeds from the event benefit the YWCA…

YWkids will be CLOSED: Tuesday, February 12, 2019

February 11, 2019

Due to impending weather and early dismissal from New Bedford Public Schools tomorrow, Tuesday, February 12, 2019, YWkids will be CLOSED.  

YWCA hiring for YWkids Program Director

January 29, 2019

Do you enjoy working with children, families and are ready to put your leadership skills to good use? YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts is now hiring for…