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Share the Warmth

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

APRIL 2023 – Dear Friend, Carmen is a mother of three children under 12 years old who fled her home where her husband brutalized her both physically and emotionally for many years. Moving into YWCA’s confidential Safe House shelter Carmen received daily support from our advocates. In the weeks that followed, YWCA’s therapists gave Carmen… Continue Reading Share the Warmth

The gift of slumber

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

DECEMBER 2022 – Dear Friend, YWCA Advocates working within our confidential Safe House shelter greet each child resident with a daily question, “How did you sleep?” Responses include, “Great!”, “Really good”, and my personal favorite, “It’s so quiet here at night.” As we know, restful sleep helps us organize experiences and memories. Scientists believe that… Continue Reading The gift of slumber

The Business of Crisis Assistance

Friday, October 28, 2022

By MADELEINE KEEGAN O’CONNELL, FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT, Saturday, October 22, 2022 — CLOSE TO HOME The Business of Crisis Assistance The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 4.7 million women experience physical violence by an intimate partner each year. The National Coalition for the Homeless reports that 10 million children are exposed… Continue Reading The Business of Crisis Assistance