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*Cindy had called the YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program's 24-hour crisis hotline so many times that the Hope House Shelter Advocated knew her voice. In the beginning, she needed someone to talk to. She wasn't sure if what she was going through was "really domestic viol...

The purpose of YWCA Charleston’s Racial Justice Program is to help people understand the causes and impact of racism in hopes to create more positive outcomes for communities of color and to strengthen our community. We do this through programming ranging from Implicit...

February 26, 2020

I had the pleasure of spending time with Mayor Goodwin in her office and it was truly a treat. I had originally had a list of questions to ask her, but I never really addressed those questions, because it was not an interview with her, it was a heartfelt conversation....

February 19, 2020

As a longtime fan of “Project Runway,” I appreciate the importance of using one’s accessories “very thoughtfully,” as Tim Gunn advises contestants. Morgan Rhea Beals’ work takes that idea to a whole new level. Her hand-crafted, luxury leather pieces inspire human conne...

February 11, 2020

Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation President and CEO Michelle Foster had not intended to go into philanthropy.

“I took the scenic route, I guess,” she said from her downtown Charleston office.

Foster was born in Guyana on South America’s northern Atlantic coastline, where...

February 5, 2020

Being the sixth of eight children, Sandy Murphy found her voice early.  She honed her sharp wit going toe to toe with her four brothers, learned to argue with conviction debating her father, and inherited resolve from her mother and sisters who broke boundaries before...

January 28, 2020

Deborah Harris is determined to help others break their barriers to success – and as a mother of four, student and professional – she has worked hard to do the same.

In her role as the Lead Transition Agent for Jobs and Hope WV, Deborah is part of a team that supports p...

Every four years, the World YWCA conducts a series of business meetings inviting women from YWCAs in 120 countries. The focus of these meetings is empowering women, laying out the strategic framework for a movement focused on gender equality and ending violence, electi...

May 3, 2019

Check out this volunteer spotlight on WCHS's Shauna Johnson, published in South Hills Living Magazine May 2019 edition! Shauna was recognized for her involvement with "Over the Edge", benefitting the YWCA Charleston's Campaign to End Racism!

Read more about Shauna's inv...

Check out this volunteer spotlight, published in South Hills Living Magazine on Mikayla and Kathy Dent!

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At YWCA Charleston we are dedicated to our mission: eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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