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Unprecedented Times: DVAM 2020

Thursday, October 15, 2020

October 2020 – Domestic Violence Awareness Month Dear Friend, We are living in unprecedented times, and as a result now more than ever, YWCA’s domestic violence services are desperately needed. Right here in our local community, the measurable increase of calls to our 24/7 Crisis Hotline has arrived. Our confidential  Safe House shelter continues to welcome… Continue Reading Unprecedented Times: DVAM 2020

Therapy pivots during pandemic

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

By YWCA SONOMA COUNTY CEO MADELELINE KEEGAN O’CONNELL, THE PRESS DEMOCRAT OPINION EDITORIAL, Sunday, April 11, 2021 — GETTING HELP. EDITOR: Staff Writer Nashelly Chavez’s article on domestic violence and the impact of COVID-19 brings an important community matter to light (“Abuse concerns mount during outbreak,” April 11.) Briefly mentioned was that during the shelter-in-place… Continue Reading Therapy pivots during pandemic

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