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YWCA Utah Statement on Club Q

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

  The hurt we at YWCA Utah feel after the hate crimes committed against the queer community in our neighboring state of Colorado this weekend is heartbreaking. Historically, Queer spaces have been an environment where Queer and Trans communities have been able to dance, laugh, express, organize, and feel joy. These are spaces where gay… Continue Reading YWCA Utah Statement on Club Q

Speech: YWCA Utah’s Director of Public Policy on gun violence

Friday, November 11, 2022

Our Director of Public Policy, Gabe Archuleta, joined the Gun Violence Prevention Center of Utah, and other leaders, in a Daffodil planting event; 444 Daffodils were planted to honor the 444 lives lost to gun violence in Utah in 2021. Gun violence is a widespread issue that impacts all of us, especially women facing domestic… Continue Reading Speech: YWCA Utah’s Director of Public Policy on gun violence

Press Release: Bank of America Names YWCA Utah 2022 Neighborhood Builder

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Recently, Bank of America Named YWCA Utah one of its 2022 Neighborhood Builders, a recognition granted to organizations committed to removing economic barriers and advancing economic mobility in the community. YWCA Utah is honored to be a recipient of this grant award. This recognition provides the YWCA Utah with leadership training on financial stability, access to peer… Continue Reading Press Release: Bank of America Names YWCA Utah 2022 Neighborhood Builder

Chief Mission Impact Officer Saundra Stokes is Interim CEO

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Congratulations, Liz Owens! Saundra Stokes Announced Interim CEO After taking lead of YWCA Utah in 2020, just as a global pandemic, racial reckoning, and labor shortages among the very many day to day needs and emergencies of the organization changed, Liz Owens navigated the unprecedented times with grace and kindness. She continued to lead by example… Continue Reading Chief Mission Impact Officer Saundra Stokes is Interim CEO

National Black-Owned Business Month

Monday, August 1, 2022

The value of entrepreneurship has long been a major influence in the Black community, making it an essential contributor to the nation’s economy. The devastating impact of the pandemic and ongoing socioeconomic battles like lack of access to much-needed capital to open or expand ventures have made it extremely challenging for Black entrepreneurs trying to… Continue Reading National Black-Owned Business Month

Staff Member Reaches 20-Year Anniversary at YWCA Utah

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Joan Remund celebrates 20 years with YWCA Utah spanning roles as Case Manager, Transitional Housing Director, Director of the Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center, and most recently Program Administrator for domestic violence services.  Remund joined YWCA Utah staff in 2002 as a Case Manager in the Kathleen Robison Huntsman (KRH) Apartments transitional housing program.… Continue Reading Staff Member Reaches 20-Year Anniversary at YWCA Utah

Roe v. Wade Overturned: What You Need to Know in Utah

Thursday, June 30, 2022

YWCA Utah stands in solidarity with YWCA USA and YWCA’s across the country. We will continue to make our voice heard and support Utah organizations fighting for abortion rights and reproductive justice. More Information on Utah’s Trigger Laws  Please note, Utah law specifically uses the word woman in their statute and we acknowledge that this… Continue Reading Roe v. Wade Overturned: What You Need to Know in Utah

Celebrating Pride Month and Juneteenth

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

This month, we celebrate Juneteenth and Pride Month in the midst of the ongoing fight against anti-Black racism and violence. As we worked on compiling this month’s content, we asked how can we use this moment to deepen our collective understanding of how Black Liberation is Queer Liberation. We hope the content we have curated will illuminate the… Continue Reading Celebrating Pride Month and Juneteenth