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YWCA Strengthens Families

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

“The YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women starts with our youngest family members. The economic security, safety, and health of our families are the core of YWCA’s mission.” -Beth, YWCA Early Learning Center parent  YWCA empowers our youngest community members  Working families throughout the region rely on YWCA to provide safe and affordable… Continue Reading YWCA Strengthens Families

YWCA Supports Survivors

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

“There are absolutely not enough words to express how grateful and thankful I am for my advocates at the Day Center…Thank you for showing me love, kindness, peacefulness, acceptance, and hope. They gave me every tool I needed, and believed in and supported me the whole way. It feels so good to breathe and to… Continue Reading YWCA Supports Survivors

Support is now available by text

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

From July 2021 through June 2022, Advocates at the YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment (CSE) answered 2,551 calls to the 24/7 free and confidential helpline. Now, they are adding text messaging to their available services. YWCA Northeast Kansas launched a texting hotline for individuals seeking help and support for domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking,… Continue Reading Support is now available by text

YWCA Youth Services students fly to new heights with STEM+ curriculum

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

The YWCA Kids Quest Before and After School Program recently launched a new STEM+ curriculum that is taking off in schools across Topeka. Flying Classroom, a K-12 digital STEM+ curriculum, is based on the global expeditions of Captain Barrington Irving, a Jamaican-American pilot and educator recognized for being the first and youngest Black man to… Continue Reading YWCA Youth Services students fly to new heights with STEM+ curriculum

Center Survivors during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Friday, October 7, 2022

Each year in October, advocates, survivors, and supporters recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). YWCAs across the nation will be honoring the third week of October as the annual Week Without Violence, when we focus on ending gender-based violence, including domestic violence, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and harassment. We invite you… Continue Reading Center Survivors during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Work Continues

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

In a primary election that saw historic new voter registrations and turnout, Kansans solidly defeated a ballot initiative that would have stripped women and birthing people of their constitutional right to an abortion. We raised our voices together and said “No.” And so, today, women and birthing people in Kansas maintain a constitutional right to… Continue Reading The Work Continues