From Reckoning to Resolution: Raising Our Voices for Survivors

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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

From Reckoning to Resolution: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Friday, October 1, 2021

CONTENT WARNING  The following content includes information on domestic and dating violence, 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 the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1.800.799.SAFE (7233).  OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH YWCA makes up the largest network of domestic… Continue Reading From Reckoning to Resolution: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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