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Hill’s Pet Nutrition Partners with YWCA Northeast Kansas to Offer Foster Pet Program

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Unique Collaboration Provides Foster Homes for Pets In an effort to mitigate the effects of domestic violence on families with pets, Hill’s Pet Nutrition’s Women’s Network and their Caring Hearts Committee have teamed up with the YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment (CSE) to coordinate a pet foster home program for families residing at YWCA… Continue Reading Hill’s Pet Nutrition Partners with YWCA Northeast Kansas to Offer Foster Pet Program

On a Mission to Prevent Human Trafficking

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

To Protect Local Youth, Multiple Agencies Plan Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign 470 individuals in Kansas reported being a victim of human trafficking in 2017. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the risk factors for human trafficking among particularly vulnerable populations. This campaign will help parents, educators, and students recognize common tricks used to exploit young people… Continue Reading On a Mission to Prevent Human Trafficking

Domestic Violence Does Not Take a Holiday, and Neither Do We

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

  The winter holiday season comes packed with many traditions: decorations, gifts, loved ones, gatherings, meals, lights, movies, music. Sparkling cards fill the aisles of every store, depicting messages and pictures of happy families and occasions overflowing with joy and peace. However, for some families, experiencing domestic violence during the holidays is as traditional as… Continue Reading Domestic Violence Does Not Take a Holiday, and Neither Do We

Why Survivors Don’t Call the Police

Friday, December 4, 2020

Survivors of sexual and domestic violence are often asked why they “didn’t just call the police” when faced with domestic and sexual violence. The answer to this question is complicated and varies from survivor to survivor: Fear. Manipulation. Control. Shame. Blame. Judgement. Isolation. Discrimination. These barriers, compounded with institutional and historical factors and the lack… Continue Reading Why Survivors Don’t Call the Police

YWCA Welcomes Becca Spielman as new Center for Safety and Empowerment Program Director

Friday, May 1, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TOPEKA – YWCA Northeast Kansas is proud to announce and welcome Becca Spielman as the agency’s new Center for Safety and Empowerment (CSE) Program Director. Spielman will oversee all CSE personnel and administrative functions and will play an integral part in furthering YWCA’s overall strategic vision. Spielman has extensive experience in staff… Continue Reading YWCA Welcomes Becca Spielman as new Center for Safety and Empowerment Program Director