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Save the dates for SAAM

All month long, follow the conversation on Facebook. And download a coloring book from the Washington State Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs. If this month’s activities trigger painful memories of your own survivor experience, YWCA Advocates can meet with you for listening and support by phone or, with COVID precautions, in person.  Awareness campaign YWCA … Continue reading Save the dates for SAAM

YWCA 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge 2021

We rolled out an all-new challenge for 2021. Did you join us? YWCA Walla Walla joined 54 YWCAs from Oahu to South Florida to Maine, all doing a version of this challenge. To engage with each other, we used the hashtag #YWCAEquityChallenge on social media. Thank you to everyone who joined us to dive deep … Continue reading YWCA 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge 2021

LiNC curriculum creator retiring

Longtime educator Deana York has retired as director of the YWCA LiNC program. Deana based LiNC on the Impact Life Transitions Program she started at Walla Walla Community College in 2004. Impact was a model program in Washington state. However, many programs lost funding in 2010, including Impact. The program needed a new home, and … Continue reading LiNC curriculum creator retiring

Summit takes on campus violence

SAFER CAMPUSES, COMMUNITY YWCA Campus Advocate Jessica Matthews and a team of student interns representing Whitman College, Walla Walla University, and Walla Walla Community College, hosted a tri-college summit on sexual violence, “Building Community Through Justice and Healing,” Oct. 25 as part of Domestic Violence Action Month. “I was searching for examples of sexual violence … Continue reading Summit takes on campus violence