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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 

YWCA Young Women's Council

Press Release: YWCA Utah Hosts the 11th Annual Young Women’s Leadership Summit

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Salt Lake City, UT – The YWCA Young Women’s Council will present a half-day professional development opportunity for more than 150 young women on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM at the Falls Event Center (580 S 600 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102). Young women ages 18-35 are welcome at… Continue Reading Press Release: YWCA Utah Hosts the 11th Annual Young Women’s Leadership Summit

Candy Cane Corner Salt Lake city

Candy Cane Corner

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Candy Cane Corner Candy Cane Corner is a pop-up holiday store that provides a dignified and empowering opportunity for low-income families and individuals who are participating in programs at YWCA Utah, The Road Home, and Volunteers of America, Utah to select new gifts for their families. This holiday store is a great way to help… Continue Reading Candy Cane Corner

Saundra Shanti Spirtual Care

YWCA Utah Spiritual Care

Friday, December 7, 2018

A Collaboration by Saundra Shanti and YWCA Utah YWCA Utah offers Spiritual Care with our certified multi-faith chaplain, Saundra Shanti, to heal and empower women who have suffered intimate partner violence (IPV). The wounding that comes from the exercise of power and control over someone affects more than bones and brains. Trauma assaults the soul.… Continue Reading YWCA Utah Spiritual Care