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YWCA Wins Award for Domestic Violence Services

February 5, 2014

Recently the YWCA partnered with the Birmingham Police Department on a new project, The Lethality Assessment Program. Through this intervention program, officers from the police department identify victims of domestic violence who are at risk of being seriously injured or killed by their intimate partners.

American Promise

January 28, 2014

Rebecca Harkless is a second year AmeriCorps member serving in the YWCA Central Alabama’s Social Justice Department. In her service, Rebecca co-facilitates Heritage Panel trainings in area high schools and middle schools. She has also been on staff for Anytown Alabama.

Get Together and Give Back

January 23, 2014

Chanda Temple is Director of Public Relations for the Birmingham Public Library. Before joining the library in 2013, she worked as a reporter for 19 years. She's received various writing awards for her stories and enjoys coaching students and adults on their writing, social media and networking skills.

The Homeless Count

January 22, 2014

Stacy Oliver is the Community Outreach Coordinator for One Roof and a former AmeriCorps member with the YWCA Central Alabama’s Building Communities, Bettering Lives program.

Remembrance Through Action

January 16, 2014

 Noah Schuettge is a recent transplant to Birmingham, Alabama and is serving as an AmeriCorps member in the Social Justice department at the YWCA Central Alabama.

Solutions to Bullying Begin in Elementary School (or Earlier)

January 14, 2014

Amy Sedlis is a child advocate trained in social work and public health. She is currently serving as a community volunteer throughout Central Alabama with the national Bully Project. She serves on the Childcare Resources and Hadassah Boards. She often writes and presents on early childhood development and woman's health social policy issues. 

Faith Chapel Christian Center Donates Coats for YW Women and Children

January 8, 2014

As record-breaking lows hit the Southeast, many less fortunate individuals must make crucial decisions about how to stay warm. Some may not be able to afford the appropriate attire during this frigid weather. We have all been caught in the cold without a coat on occasion, but this time of year can be very cold, even dangerous, if there is not a warm coat waiting for us at home.

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