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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

Media Advisory: YWCA Utah & Community Partners Announce New Statewide Resource for Maternal Mental Health

Monday, February 24, 2020

YWCA Utah & Community Partners Announce New Statewide Resource for Maternal Mental Health What:  A 30-minute press conference announcing the new online resource through the improved statewide system of support for maternal mental health through the Utah Department of Health at https://maternalmentalhealth.utah.gov Who:  YWCA Utah, alongside several community partners and legislators: Erin Jemison, Director of Public… Continue Reading Media Advisory: YWCA Utah & Community Partners Announce New Statewide Resource for Maternal Mental Health

YWCA Utah Announces New CEO

Thursday, January 30, 2020

  YWCA Utah Announces New CEO YWCA Utah’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce Liz Owens, a longtime social justice advocate, as the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  Owens was selected after a nationwide search that began in March 2019, when YWCA Utah’s long time CEO, Anne Burkholder, announced her intention to board… Continue Reading YWCA Utah Announces New CEO

Fall 2019 Sojourner Newsletter

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Fall 2019 Sojourner Newsletter In this edition of Sojourner, we highlight amazing programs at the YWCA and across our community, including YWEmpowered, Woke Words, Real Women Run, Candy Cane Lane, and the Wasatch Community Gardens. We also take a look at a few our recent events: LeaderLuncheon and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you’d like to… Continue Reading Fall 2019 Sojourner Newsletter

The Dangers of Strangulation: New Protocol Will Help Save Lives

Monday, June 3, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2019 Media Contact: Sergeant Brandon Shearer 801.799.3352 or brandon.shearer@slcgov.com Media Contact: Amberlie Phillips 801-537-8614 or aphillips@ywcautah.org   The Dangers of Strangulation New Protocol Will Help Save Lives   Salt Lake City, UT: Each year, approximately 80 Utah children are present at the murder or attempted murder of their mothers and… Continue Reading The Dangers of Strangulation: New Protocol Will Help Save Lives

Restorative Justice in the Education System

Community Compact on the Use of Restorative Justice for the Safety and Empowerment of Utah Youth

Friday, May 24, 2019

Presented by the Justice & Equality for Kids Roundtable Signed by the following organizations as of April 2019: Voices for Utah Children Journey of Hope The Utah Education Association Ogden Branch NAACP Utah Juvenile Defender Attorneys Restorative Justice Collaborative of Utah Disability Law Center YWCA Utah ACLU of Utah Racially Just Utah   Restorative Justice… Continue Reading Community Compact on the Use of Restorative Justice for the Safety and Empowerment of Utah Youth

Heather Dopp Mom Congress Maternal Mental Health Utah

Heather’s Maternal Mental Health Advocacy Story

Friday, May 24, 2019

By YWCA Utah Director of Public Policy Erin Jemison   Heather Dopp’s story helped secure funding from the Utah Legislature for the first-ever state investment in maternal mental health services. Heather’s returned from Washington, D.C.’s Mom Congress, an event bringing Moms and those who support them from across the country to talk to federal policymakers… Continue Reading Heather’s Maternal Mental Health Advocacy Story

Lolie Eccles Early Education Center

Bringing YWCA Values to Early Education in Salt Lake City

Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Lolie Eccles Early Education Center at the YWCA is a NAEYC-accredited center serving families with children six-weeks to elementary school. In addition to full-time child care, we offer high-quality preschool, full-day kindergarten, and day and summer camps.   Inquire About Admissions Our Programs The Lolie Eccles Early Education Center offers seven classrooms for individual… Continue Reading Bringing YWCA Values to Early Education in Salt Lake City

YWCA Utah Bill Tracker

Press Release: Session Wraps Up with Wins for Women and More Work to Be Done 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Salt Lake City: With the House and Senate agreeing to a state budget, YWCA Utah is celebrating because two of our Health & Safety for Women and Girls priorities this session will receive funding: maternal mental health resources and a domestic violence program.  “As ‘skinny budget’ proposals started circulating late last week, we were very concerned that new maternal mental health and domestic violence… Continue Reading Press Release: Session Wraps Up with Wins for Women and More Work to Be Done