Highland Highlights Features YWCA Resolve and Girls Night Out
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Highland Highlights is a 30 minute weekly TV show featuring organizations, events, grass-roots efforts and people who move our state and community forward in a positive way.
The show is a collaboration with Highland Hospital, Kanawha County Schools and Suddenlink.
The show airs daily at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Suddenlink’s channel 17.
We interviewed Laura Williams, YWCA Victim and Shelter Services Coordinator and Patty Deutsch, YWCA Director of Program Services.
The Resolve program offers 24/7 shelter, a crisis hotline and emergency intervention for victims of domestic violence. Providing services for the entire family in Kanawha, Clay and Boone counties, YWCA Resolve also offers case management, court advocacy, counseling, support groups, safety planning, monitored parent-child visitation/exchange, parenting sessions, and programs for children, teen dating safety and batterers intervention/prevention. Licensed by the West Virginia Family Protection Services Board, our mission is to eliminate domestic violence through leadership, education, empowerment and community collaboration.
We also talked with Sandy Call and Amanda Easter, Co Chairs of the Girls Night Out event that raises necessary monies for the Family Resolve program.
The theme this year is Floral Fantasy. August 15, 2015 is the date for GNO this year. Sandy and Amanda were happy to announce the site for this year’s event is the WV State Culture Center.
Go to GNOWV.com for ticket information.
When Rev. Pinckney and eight fellow worshipers at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC were brutally murdered in a racially-motivated shooting last month, the nation was outraged. However, led by the example set by the congregation and victims’ families, the overwhelming response to this tragedy has been forgiveness, love and a determination to use this as a turning point in the nation’s conversation about race. The Mother Emanuel Hope and the Lowcountry Ministries—Reverend Pinckney Funds were established to ensure this conversation will take place and that Rev. Clementa Pinckney’s work for lasting change will continue.
The Mother Emanuel Hope Fund will provide direct financial support for the funeral and burial expenses of the nine victims of the senseless tragedy. Any funds remaining will be donated directly to the Emanuel AME Church to benefit the surviving families and the Church.
The Lowcountry Ministries – Reverend Pinckney Fund will be used to support initiatives serving vulnerable populations and youth projects that the Reverend was so passionate about, along with his home church.
In a collaborative effort between OneKanawha, Compassionate Charleston, and the City of Charleston, WV, donations are being accepted locally through July 15, 2015. Your donations to the Emanuel AME Fund through the City of Charleston, WV are tax deductible.
To make a donation, please make your check or money order out to The City of Charleston WV and designate either Mother Emanuel Hope Fund, or Reverend Pinckney Fund on the memo section of your check. Send to:
City of Charleston WV
Attn: Emanuel AME Fund
PO Box 2749
Charleston, WV 25330
Make a Donation
Call Pam May at 304.340.3557 to support YWCA Charleston with your financial donation. We appreciate the donations that many of you have given and continue to give to our mission.