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IRS allows new deduction

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

New deduction available: The Federal CARES Act allows your donation of up to $300 per taxpayer ($600 for a married couple) to be considered an “above the line” deduction. This means you can deduct it from your Adjusted Gross Income for the current tax year without itemizing.   CLICK HERE TO DONATE

Safe House is baby’s first home

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Dear Friend, A child is born. An innocent, precious being at the beginning of her journey through life. Her name is Gabriella and her first home is YWCA’s confidential Safe House shelter. From the hospital, her mom has made the difficult decision not to return with her little one to the home where violence was… Continue Reading Safe House is baby’s first home

A success story

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Dear Supporter, Wendy, is a 28 year old single mother of three young children; two boys ages 5 and 3 along with an 18 month old baby girl. She is a YWCA Sonoma County success story . . . While recovering in the hospital following the birth of her youngest, Wendy’s sister and mother gave… Continue Reading A success story

Wildfires: common threads with DV

Thursday, November 9, 2017

By Madeleine Keegan O’Connell, Chief Executive Officer As you know, our community has endured loss, trauma and despair as we all grapple with the impact of the October ‘17 wildfires. We have all been touched. The devastating loss of life, as well as both homes and businesses is so prevalent the numbers are staggering. Evacuations,… Continue Reading Wildfires: common threads with DV

Mental health in schools and DV

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Press Democrat Close to Home – October 2016 In the age of sound bites and viral memes, it is heartening to see in-depth, quality news from, National Public Radio; specifically, the thoughtfulness of its multi-part series,  “Mental Health in Schools: A Hidden Crisis Affecting Millions of Students”. The report focused on a little-known fact: that… Continue Reading Mental health in schools and DV

Imagine…

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Imagine the ideal haven for women fleeing violence, in the place they should least expect it – their own homes . . . YWCA’s confidential Safe House shelter. Imagine the ideal place for children who spent each day just trying to survive . . . YWCA’s “A Special Place Therapeutic Preschool. Imagine a friendly, empathetic… Continue Reading Imagine…

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