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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

Not “just” a lunch box

Sunday, May 7, 2017

By Madeleine Keegan O’Connell, Chief Executive Officer A lunchbox. It seems like a simple item for a child to have, but for Gabriella*, the lunchbox we gave her (funded by caring supporters such as you!) was the first one she ever had. Gabriella is a bright third grader, who lives with her mom and three… Continue Reading Not “just” a lunch box

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

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