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Since 1912, the YWCA Charleston WV has been fulfilling its mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. Through our diverse and comprehensive network of social service programs, we serve our clients in many ways: shelter, case management, counseling, education, job training, child care/education and more.

In turn, the participants of our programs respond by mastering the qualities of self-sufficiency and independence—our success stories are many! 

Annually, we assist more than 10,000 individuals in Kanawha, Clay and Boone counties. By eliminating racism and empowering women, the YWCA creates peace, justice, freedom and dignity for the people of our communities.

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The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

 

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YWCA Takes a Stand Against Racism

Friday, April 24 2015 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., rain or shine
People will begin gathering at 4:30 at State Capitol’s Lincoln Monument Plaza (facing the river)

YWCA Charleston, YWCA Wheeling and the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) are calling on people to join them in taking a Stand Against Racism Rally on April 24, 2015 at the State Capitol’s Lincoln Monument Plaza. The rally is part of YWCA’s Stand Against Racism Campaign to unite our community in a bold demonstration that delivers a clear message: racism can no longer be ignored or tolerated.

“Racism continues to be a pervasive issue in our community and communities across the United States,” stated Debby Weinstein, executive director of the YWCA Charleston. “Stand Against Racism is just one way we can make a change by coming together to organize and show our commitment to eliminating racism.”

Activities at the Capitol begin with a 3:30 p.m. with a reception sponsored by HHOMA in the Lower Rotunda to honor the nine winners of the 2015 Project on Racism Essay Contest. This annual contest, sponsored and administered by YWCA Wheeling, is open to all school age children in WV to provide a venue to share their vision and views of Dr. King’s lessons and teachings. The rally will take place immediately following the reception from 5 to 6 p.m. People can gather at the Lincoln Plaza beginning at 4:30 to create banners and to add their signature to the Stand Against Racism pledge board which will be on display. YWCA Charleston will be giving away T-shirts while supplies last.

The Stand Against Racism rally is in unison with others throughout the country and here locally. From Thursday through Sunday, more than 300,000 people are expected to participate in a range of locally organized events involving public policy advocacy, community education and trainings that will lead to a commitment to working for racial justice by taking the pledge Against Racism.

Founded in 2007 by YWCA Trenton and YWCA Princeton, Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA. This campaign is designed to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism. Stand Against Racism is one part of the YWCA’s national strategy to fulfill our mission to eliminate racism.

About the YWCA
The YWCA is the voice for every woman. For more than a century, the YWCA has spoken out and taken action on behalf of women and girls. All YWCAs are dedicated to and hold as their mission: eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Girls Night Out Theme Reveal Party

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WHAT WILL IT BE?

Welcome to the Jungle or

Floral Fantasy

 

ON THURSDAY APRIL 23, 2015 at 6:00 at the SUNRISE MANSION

GIRLS NIGHT OUT WILL ANNOUNCE THE VOTER-SELECTED THEME OF THE YEAR

Girls Night Out benefits the YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program

 JOIN US at The Sunrise Mansion of Farmer Cline &Campbell, pllc

746 Myrtle Road

It’s here! Girls Night Out (GNO) season officially starts Thursday, April 23 at 6:30 pm at the Sunrise Mansion offices of Farmer Cline & Campbell, pllc. On Thursday, the results of over 500 online votes to choose a theme will be revealed. The chosen GNO theme, either Welcome to the Jungle, or Floral Fantasy, will serve as the catalyst for attire, cuisine, prizes, décor and more at this amazing party with a purpose: women helping women to eliminate domestic violence.

Women over the age of 21 are invited to join the all-volunteer committees for the kick-off of Girls Night Out. GNO is an annual event that draws over a thousand women together to raise funds and awareness in eliminating domestic violence. The funds raised by GNO are put to vitally good use by the YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program’s shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children: Hope House.

GNO is a unique opportunity for sponsors, hostesses, in-kind donors and many other volunteers to help YWCA Resolve reduce and eliminate domestic violence in Kanawha, Boone and Clay Counties. There are many ways for people to be involved before the event through volunteer and sponsorship opportunities. For information on becoming a sponsor, contact Carol Sun at 304.414.3113 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

There is no cost or obligation to attend the theme reveal. Must be 21 to attend. 

Stand Against Racism

Join us and ywca Wheeling at the TAKE A STAND AGAINST RACISM RALLY at the State Capitol's Lincoln Monument Friday April 24 from 5:00 - 6:00. Gather at 4:30. A limited number of signs and tee-shirts will be available. 

Watch 2015 Women of Achievement on demand

On Friday, March 6th, 2015, from noon-1:30 p.m., the 19th annual YWCA Women of Achievement Awards luncheon took place at Embassy Suites in downtown Charleston, WV with a sold-out crowd of 500 attendees. This year’s YWCA honorees were Sharon Flanery; Kitty Dooley; BrickStreet Empowerment Award winner, Amy Thomas; and Judy Wellington.

Watch the entire Women of Achievement Celebration - including the red carpet interviews - here: http://tinyrnr.co/ew1 - A VERY special thank you the The Media Center and Admix Broadcast Services for providing the media support and sound for the event and providing this link!

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Girls Night Out 2015: Be a Hostess!
August 15th, 2015 - 6:00 pm
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