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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

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