The YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment provides free, confidential, comprehensive services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence, stalking, and human trafficking in Northeast Kansas. A crucial part of our work to support survivors is raising awareness of gender-based violence throughout the community. That’s where Rachel Grollmes comes in! Rachel is our new CSE Public Education Coordinator, and she can’t wait to meet the local professionals, faith communities, students, law enforcement officers, and others who play an essential role in this work!
What drew you to YWCA Northeast Kansas as a place you might want to work?
Who is your favorite feminist icon?
What do you do to take care of yourself?
What is one of your goals as the Public Education Coordinator?
My main goal as the Public Education Coordinator is simply to reach more people and make them aware of our services. You never know when you or someone you love might need them.
What message would you like to share with anyone thinking of getting involved with YWCA/CSE?
For anyone seeking our services, I want you to know that our advocates and staff are incredibly kind and well-trained to help guide you. One thing I love about our organization is that we operate from a standpoint of radical empowerment. This means the victim/survivor is the expert on their situation, so we will meet them where they are, follow their lead, and provide choice every step of the way.
Please help us welcome Rachel to the YWCA team!
If you or someone you know is affected by domestic or sexual violence, stalking, or human trafficking, you are not alone. The YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment offers free and confidential services in Brown, Jackson, Shawnee, and Wabaunsee Counties. Call the 24/7 helpline to be connected with an Advocate: 1.888.822.2983