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“It’s all just a street tax”: The Cost of Human Trafficking on Topeka’s Streets

Thursday, January 16, 2020

By Michelle and Christina  When she walked by the Day Center and saw the sign on the door, she immediately jumped in the air in excitement. From outside, Susan* locked eyes with the staff member inside. “Y-W-C-A!!! How can I talk with you?” she asked. The Day Center staff member welcomed her in, reassured her that she was… Continue Reading “It’s all just a street tax”: The Cost of Human Trafficking on Topeka’s Streets

Goal-Oriented. Passion-Oriented. Justice-Oriented: A Note from Kathleen’s Desk

Monday, January 6, 2020

Dear Friends, Happy New Year! What are your top priorities for this new year? What about this next decade? As we plan for this year, I’m reminded of a quote by film director Greta Gerwig. She says, “I’m not goal-oriented so much as I’m constantly aware of what I’m passionate about, and I’m constantly updating the list.… Continue Reading Goal-Oriented. Passion-Oriented. Justice-Oriented: A Note from Kathleen’s Desk

YWCA Northeast Kansas to Celebrate Grand Opening of Day Center for Victims of Human Trafficking

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YWCA Northeast Kansas to Celebrate Grand Opening of Day Center for Victims of Human Trafficking TOPEKA – YWCA Northeast Kansas is proud to announce that the YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment will open Topeka’s first daytime drop-in center for victim-survivors of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation on Friday, November 22nd.… Continue Reading YWCA Northeast Kansas to Celebrate Grand Opening of Day Center for Victims of Human Trafficking

We Have Strength in Numbers: A Note from Kathleen’s Desk

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

  Dear Friends, 316. 316 is the number of volunteers on record who have given their time and talent to YWCA Northeast Kansas in the past year. Although the official value of a volunteer is calculated as $23.35 per hour, the volunteers here at YWCA Northeast Kansas are invaluable to our mission of eliminating racism, empowering women,… Continue Reading We Have Strength in Numbers: A Note from Kathleen’s Desk

YWCA Annual Week Without Violence: Rallying Community Support for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Friday, October 11, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TOPEKA – YWCA Northeast Kansas is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. For more than 20 years, the second week in October has been dedicated to a Week Without Violence. Week Without Violence is part of a global movement to end violence… Continue Reading YWCA Annual Week Without Violence: Rallying Community Support for Survivors of Domestic Violence