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How to Hold Space

Thursday, March 7, 2019

By Michelle McCormick, LMSW   Survivors of trauma and victimization, whether domestic violence, sexual assault or human trafficking have described one dynamic so frequently that I have come to believe that this dynamic is a universal experience of victimization. That dynamic is: isolation. Isolation is the condition of being cut off by choice or circumstances… Continue Reading How to Hold Space

Government Shutdown Puts YWCA Federal Funding in Danger

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

We need your help! Amid the federal government shutdown, we have learned that the crucial funding that has already been allocated to our Center for Safety and Empowerment – YWCA Northeast Kansas is likely to be impacted by the federal government shutdown. This money has already been promised, but cannot be disbursed if a resolution does not… Continue Reading Government Shutdown Puts YWCA Federal Funding in Danger

Joyful, Healthy, Confident.

Friday, December 14, 2018

A foster dad with children at West Indianola recently shared how Girls on the Run has impacted the lives of girls at a crucial age: ” We have foster children and we have now had 3 different girls who have gotten involved with Girls on the Run through West Indianola Grade School.  The program is… Continue Reading Joyful, Healthy, Confident.

Action. Service. Impact.

Friday, December 14, 2018

2018 Year in Review At YWCA Northeast Kansas, we find strength in the achievements of the over 7,000 individuals and families we serve each year as they overcome challenges and become empowered members of our community. 2018 has been a year of determination and collaboration locally as we have continued to expand our wide array of programming and… Continue Reading Action. Service. Impact.

Your Vote Makes a Difference

Saturday, September 8, 2018

One of the most often-cited reasons people give for not voting is their sense of futility… they don’t think their vote makes a difference; they believe they have no impact on government, and vice versa; and they believe “special interests” run everything so their votes don’t count.  We must get away from this type of… Continue Reading Your Vote Makes a Difference

New Racial Justice Facilitation Training Announced

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

YWCA Northeast Kansas Announces New Dates for Racial Justice Facilitation Training TOPEKA – YWCA Northeast Kansas released a new video on Wednesday, September 5th announcing a new session for racial justice facilitation trainings. The video, made possible through the generous investment of Kansas Gas Service in YWCA’s racial justice work, highlights the importance of facilitating… Continue Reading New Racial Justice Facilitation Training Announced

Advocacy Behind Bars

Monday, August 20, 2018

Serving Survivors in the Corrections System Presents Unique Challenges Behind the commotion and chatter inside the Topeka Correctional Facility are sorrowful memories of abuse, neglect and trauma that are etched into the women like the tattoos on their skin. The overwhelming majority of women who are incarcerated are survivors of relationship violence, some from a… Continue Reading Advocacy Behind Bars