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Not just a lunch box

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Dear Friend, 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 siblings in our confidential Safe House… 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

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…