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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

Winter Newsletter 2018

Winter 2018 Sojourner Newsletter

Saturday, December 1, 2018

A newsletter for members and friends of YWCA Utah. Housing and Economic Empowerment for Domestic Violence Survivors Abusive partners frequently interfere with women’s ability to obtain or maintain employment, and the trauma inflicted by abuse can be debilitating. This lack of financial empowerment, combined with a shortage of affordable housing in Utah, present significant obstacles for women seeking to leave violent homes. YWCA Utah is… Continue Reading Winter 2018 Sojourner Newsletter

EACH FLAG REPRESENTS A PERSON WHO SOUGHT SAFETY AT YWCA Utah DUE TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAST YEAR

Press Release: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Help Give Voice to Those Who Have Experienced Abuse in their Intimate Relationships

Monday, October 1, 2018

1in3 women in Utah will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. To give voice to victims who often are a silent minority, we invite community members to wear purple in support of domestic violence awareness on Fridays throughout October and share #YWCAgoesPurple. “Domestic violence is a serious issue that affects everyone, and causes damage to… Continue Reading Press Release: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Help Give Voice to Those Who Have Experienced Abuse in their Intimate Relationships

YWCA LeaderLuncheon

Press Release: Over 1,300 Community Members will Celebrate Outstanding Utah Women at YWCA LeaderLuncheon

Monday, August 20, 2018

At this year’s 30th annual YWCA LeaderLuncheon on Friday, September 7 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM at the Grand America Hotel (555 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111), community members will come together to celebrate, be inspired, and raise critical funds for YWCA Utah. Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black, will… Continue Reading Press Release: Over 1,300 Community Members will Celebrate Outstanding Utah Women at YWCA LeaderLuncheon

Announcing Project Launch of Interagency Response to Strangulation

Media Advisory: Announcing Project Launch of Interagency Response to Strangulation

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Last year, over three dozen Utah women were killed by an intimate partner. While homicide data reveal a startling correlation between forms of domestic violence and a woman’s risk for future lethality, a lack of training and protocols for danger assessment on the part of community responders leads to missed opportunities for intervention. Of the… Continue Reading Media Advisory: Announcing Project Launch of Interagency Response to Strangulation