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Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women.

The YWCA of Greater Portland’s mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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Seniors Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

On May 3rd, 2016 YWCA East County Senior Services (along with the help of Ambleside Meals on Wheels, Elders in Action, and El Programa Hispano) held a Cinco de Mayo Latino outreach event for local senior citizens in the Gresham area.

Seniors share growing issues at People’s Forum

On April 19th, community members and organizations that provide care and resources to seniors gathered to educate the public and policy members about the realities of an aging population, the gaps in services, shrinking resources, and challenges that exist for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities.

Trauma-Informed Care & More 101 (07/05)

In this course, participants will: overview Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES), review short-term and long-term effects of trauma, PTSD and other analyses of trauma, discuss how trauma psychologically, socially and developmentally affects children, adults and most plausibly, our clients, and review the importance and modes of Trauma-Informed care and possible triggers in the workplace.

Legal Advocacy (07/07)

In this workshop participants will come to understand legal issues survivors may experience, specifically regarding protective orders and prosecution as well as learn ways to support survivors interfacing with the legal system.