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Red Dress Day observed locally

Trilogy Recovery Community and College Place Prevention Coalition (CPPC) joined YWCA this April and May in our community’s REDress Project. Jaime Black started the REDress project in 2010 to represent missing Indigenous women and girls. Her first exhibition was in a museum in Winnipeg. (Photos on the Métis artist’s website show several of these powerful … Continue reading Red Dress Day observed locally


YWCA Book Club news

Board of Directors explores adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) Suggested by board member and CASA Volunteer Genny Mills, the YWCA board is reading The Deepest Well by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris. The book explores the groundbreaking scientific research behind adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Two-thirds of us have experienced at least one ACE, like bereavement, divorce or … Continue reading YWCA Book Club news


RECAP: In-person YWCA luncheon celebrates love

IT’S NO SECRET that Anne-Marie Zell Schwerin, YWCA Executive Director, radiates positive exuberance in just about any situation. But as noon on Wednesday, May 4, approaches, she is even more joyful than usual because of the upcoming luncheon. “As giddy as I am about being back in person,” said Anne-Marie, “I don’t want anyone to … Continue reading RECAP: In-person YWCA luncheon celebrates love


President wraps up 2-year term

From left: Peggy, Andrea, and Carol. Soon, Carol Allen, YWCA Board President, will hand the baton to President-Elect Molly Phillips. After a recent Executive Committee meeting, Carol reflected on her term with Andrea Unck, Secretary; Peggy McClung, Treasurer; and Anne-Marie Zell Schwerin, Executive Director. Carol’s two-year term began in January 2020. A few weeks later, … Continue reading President wraps up 2-year term


YWCA working with Columbia County to solve childcare crisis

Pictured: The Jolly Green Giant (upper left), a folk art reminder of days when Dayton was a major asparagus canning hub, overlooks the proposed site of a new YWCA childcare center. The Columbia County Health System has recently completed a grant requesting funding for a new childcare center in Dayton. And when the grant called … Continue reading YWCA working with Columbia County to solve childcare crisis