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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”…

17th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show

February 21, 2020

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…

Annual “Voices of Women” Oscar Show

February 6, 2020

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…

Red Dress Fashion Show Tickets on Sale Now!

January 21, 2020

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…

Spanish Conversational Classes at YWCA

January 14, 2020

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…

Jordan Pouliot Latham Awarded SouthCoast Emerging Leaders Award

January 9, 2020

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…

Girls Exclusive Program Awarded 2019 Human Rights Award

January 9, 2020

On December 10th, 2019 the City of New Bedford Human Rights Commission held their Second Annual Human Rights Day Breakfast and Awards Ceremony. Three New…

YWCA 2019 Annual Meeting

December 9, 2019

On Thursday, December 5, 2019, YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts held the 2019 Annual Meeting at the Waypoint Event Center in New Bedford, MA. Outgoing YWCA Board…

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on DCTV

November 27, 2019

 

Featured on WBSM: YWCA Completes Under One Roof Project

November 27, 2019

“When Gail Fortes last appeared on Townsquare Sunday almost two years ago, the Under One Roof project was only an idea on paper.  After a…

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…