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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

Utah Women's Policy Conference August 23-24

Press Release: The First Utah Women’s Policy Conference Seeks to Create a Better Utah for all Women and Girls

Monday, August 6, 2018

All are welcome at this event, which brings together leading experts on women’s policy issues, state legislators, policymakers, and advocates for Utah women and girls. YWCA Utah will host the first-ever Utah Women’s Policy Conference at the Thomson S. Monson Center (411 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84111) August 23-24. This conference is… Continue Reading Press Release: The First Utah Women’s Policy Conference Seeks to Create a Better Utah for all Women and Girls

Lolie Eccles Early Education Center Full Day Kindergarten

What’s Happening at the YWCA – August

Monday, August 6, 2018

Full-Day Kindergarten & Pre-K – Enroll Today The Lolie Eccles Early Education Center still has a few spots open in our full-day kindergarten and pre-k classes. Featuring high-quality, small classroom academic instruction for a full school day and mission-based learning opportunities. NAEYC accredited Small student to teacher ratio Before and after school care Contact Bree at bmurphy@ywcautah.orgfor more… Continue Reading What’s Happening at the YWCA – August