The increased attention to domestic violence across the country has led to an increase in demand for victim services. At the same time, many of these programs are experiencing stagnant or reduced funding, which limits their ability to serve more victims.Details
The YWCA of Greater Portland hosted a gun violence discussion with Oregon leaders and former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords for a roundtable discussion on the need for more laws to protect communities from gun violence.Details
On Monday, February 15th, YWCA of Greater Portland Social Justice Program Intern Jenna Borowski testified at the Oregon Senate Minimum Wage Bill (SB-1532A) public hearing. Read her powerful statement in support of raising the Oregon minimum wage to $15/hour: Chair Holvey and Committee Members, My name is Jenna Borowski and I am here representing the YWCA…Details
“Black history is finally more than reliving a traumatic past — though memory is important. Current racial justice movements have forced us to care about the black present and black future just as much as we care about the black past.” – Brittany Packnett, Campaign Zero organizer, member of the President’s Task Force on 21st…Details
Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D., CEO of the YWCA USA, unpacks Black History Month and women’s empowerment with Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani.
YWCA USA’s refreshed brand campaign launched January 25, 2016. YWCA USA CEO talks with Forbes.com about how the YWCA is better evolving to support women and communities of color.
In celebration of the holiday season, participants with the Family Preservation Project (FPP) enjoyed a performance of The Nutcracker on Dec. 20, courtesy of the Oregon Ballet Theater. It was a special reunion for FPP members, all of whom are mothers who served time in prison.Details
YWCA of Greater Portland and the Family Preservation Project debut in the Willamette Week’s 12th Annual Give!Guide Let’s have an incredible first year this holiday season by starting strong and spreading the word about this exciting annual effort that helps raise money for the YWCA of Greater Portland Family Preservation Project and other local non-profits! Visit our Give!…Details
Street Roots recently published an article titled Nowhere to Hide: How Portland’s rental market is making a bad situation worse for domestic violence survivors. YWCA’s own Yolanda Project supervisor, Becky Beier was quoted several times in the article as she referred to her own experience having to inform survivors that there isn’t any shelter space…Details