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Stories of Survivors – Crisis Calls are Life-Saving Calls

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Crisis calls are often times the first step in helping domestic violence survivors understand their resources, establish emergency plans, and get help in life-threatening situations. In 2021, crisis calls increased by 60% as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to exacerbate violence in the home. The Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center is the first line of… Continue Reading Stories of Survivors – Crisis Calls are Life-Saving Calls

Domestic Violence & Protecting Indigenous Women – Learn More. Do More.

Friday, November 19, 2021

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to discuss why it is essential to understand what domestic violence looks like, where to go if you are experiencing domestic violence, and why it is imperative that we support domestic violence services. Anyone can experience domestic violence in their life and every case is different. YWCA Utah works… Continue Reading Domestic Violence & Protecting Indigenous Women – Learn More. Do More.

YWCA Utah Official Statement on Davis School District Discrimination

Friday, October 22, 2021

We are deeply upset by the actions and inactions of Davis School District administration, students, and staff regarding racial harassment of Black students and other students of color. All students of color deserve to live and learn without fear. It is our duty, as a community, to protect their ability to do so. Unfortunately, these… Continue Reading YWCA Utah Official Statement on Davis School District Discrimination

Digital Spaces: Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2021

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Building Respectful & Affirming Digital Spaces  Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2021  Every April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a nation-wide effort to raise awareness of sexual assault and an opportunity to share sexual assault prevention strategies. Taking our cue from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and its 2021 focus on “Building Safe Online Spaces,“ YWCA Utah will be working to build respectful… Continue Reading Digital Spaces: Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2021

State & Community Leaders Come Together to Announce Governor Cox’s Declaration of February as Maternal Mental Health Month

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Salt Lake City, UT– State and community leaders, including Utah First Lady Abby Cox and state legislators, will gather on February 17th at 12:00 PM via Zoom to announce Governor Cox’s Declaration of February 2021 as Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month and to discuss significant statewide maternal mental health efforts including recent legislation and state… Continue Reading State & Community Leaders Come Together to Announce Governor Cox’s Declaration of February as Maternal Mental Health Month

Celebrating Black History Month 2021 in Our Community

Monday, February 1, 2021

Black History Month may look a bit different this year as many community organizations, non-profits, and activists shift their work and celebrations virtual to keep our community safe, but there is no shortage of opportunities to gather virtually to celebrate the month. Whether it be a panel, film screening, art exhibit, or keynote speaker, we’ve… Continue Reading Celebrating Black History Month 2021 in Our Community

YWCA Utah Expands Eligibility to Offer Affordable Housing to More Single Mothers in Need

Friday, December 4, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Pamela Carlston Chief Development Officer YWCA Utah P 801.537.8614 | pcarlston@ywcautah.org   Salt Lake City, UT — YWCA Utah is dedicated to meeting our mission through diverse programmatic offerings such as domestic violence services, childcare, public policy, women’s leadership, and race equity programming. As the first and most comprehensive domestic violence services… Continue Reading YWCA Utah Expands Eligibility to Offer Affordable Housing to More Single Mothers in Need

Our Response to COVID-19

Thursday, March 26, 2020

As the situation around COVID-19 develops, we are continually evaluating our procedures and practices to ensure the safety of our staff, residents, and community members. Despite these difficult times, we remain steadfast in our dedication to advancing the well-being of Utah women and their families through safety, opportunity, and advocacy. SAFETY We are committed to… Continue Reading Our Response to COVID-19

YWCA Is First in Utah and First YWCA in U.S. to Achieve Sanctuary Certification

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Salt Lake City, February 26, 2020 – YWCA Utah announced today that after nearly four years of sustained effort, it has achieved certification in the trauma-informed Sanctuary Model—and that it is the first organization in Utah and the first YWCA in the United States to reach this significant milestone.  Sanctuary implementation is a major component… Continue Reading YWCA Is First in Utah and First YWCA in U.S. to Achieve Sanctuary Certification