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How YWCA Supports Local Families – DVAM 2022

Categories: From the CEO


October is Domestic Violene Awareness Month:
YWCA statistics: 46% increase in 24/7 DV Crisis Hotline calls in 2021; 3393 number of clients served; 419 hours of week support groups; 4154 sessions of trauma-informed counseling; 1 Safe House (Sonoma county's only confidential shelter) ; 7 childcare centers; 3122 bed nights at the safe house; 42 individuals received safe permanent housing

OCTOBER 2022 –

Dear Friend,

As the community begins to breathe a sigh of relief from the confines of the pandemic, here is a recap of how YWCA has supported local families in need over the past year. Given our singular and vital role, we remain steadfast in our vision that every family in Sonoma County live healthy, productive lives and be safe in their homes.

Your support is crucial to our efforts. Together, we can provide a future without violence for every family in need.


Madeleine Keegan O’Connell
Chief Executive Officer