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Voices of Strength and Compassion: Serving Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Friday, December 3, 2021

content warning The following content includes information and testimonials related to domestic violence and sexual assault, which may be triggering for some readers. Please take care of yourself as you read and engage in this information. For immediate assistance, please contact our 24/7 helpline at 1-888-822-2983. Creating a Space for Healing For over 30 years,… Continue Reading Voices of Strength and Compassion: Serving Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Woman on a Mission: Paige Blevins

Friday, November 5, 2021

“Everyone deserves respect and dignity, and if I were in need I would want an organization like the YWCA readily available as a resource.” -Paige Blevins   Paige Blevins YWCA Board of Directors #ONAMISSION since March of 2021 How did you first get involved at the YWCA? I started volunteering on the That’s What She… Continue Reading Woman on a Mission: Paige Blevins

From Reckoning to Resolution: Raising Our Voices for Survivors

Monday, October 25, 2021

The following remarks were given by CEO Kathleen Marker at YWCA’s Week Without Violence March and Rally on Friday, October 20th. Good morning! I am Kathleen Marker, CEO of YWCA Northeast Kansas. On behalf of all of the staff, board of directors, and volunteers at YWCA Northeast Kansas, I want to thank you all for showing up today and for holding space for survivors as… Continue Reading From Reckoning to Resolution: Raising Our Voices for Survivors

Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day: October 11, 2021

Monday, October 11, 2021

Today is Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a holiday that honors the histories, cultures, contributions, and resilience of contemporary Native peoples in the face of historical and contemporary oppression. This holiday received extra attention this year because of President Biden’s proclamation, the first U.S. president to issue such official recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day (WIBW). Unfortunately, there… Continue Reading Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day: October 11, 2021