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Candlelight Vigils Raise Awareness and Honor Victims of Domestic Violence

October 9, 2015

The night their father killed their mother, Andrea Humphries and Dana Jarrett found a strength they never knew they had. Despite their pain, the sisters are speaking out in hopes that victims of domestic violence and those who love them will learn from their experience.

“Domestic violence is serious, threats are serious,” Jarrett said. “We do not want anyone to experience the nightmare of living through this. We choose to share our story to help give others the courage to speak out against domestic violence and choose a better story than ours.”

YWCA Offers Help and Hope to Domestic Violence Victims

October 1, 2015

Annetta Nunn, community outreach coordinator for the YWCA Central Alabama, keeps a collection of obituaries in her office to remind her of why her work is so important.

Each one represents the life of a woman killed by someone who had claimed to love her. The obituaries, complete with photos of the victims in happier times, are proof of the message that Nunn tries to share with anyone who will listen: Domestic violence happens everywhere.

Video Dance Project Delights YWCA Students

September 25, 2015

Eight-year-old Chloe laughed in delight as she watched the image she created on the screen. She moved her arm in a graceful arch and was rewarded with a larger-than-life mirror image of the movement. A little later, she and three friends danced in a circle and were amazed when their actions were projected upside down. “That is so cool,” Chloe said. “It’s like a video game.

Crew Program Gives Woodlawn Teens Work Experience and More

August 28, 2015

The school day starts as early as always, but the parents of some Woodlawn teenagers have noticed that getting their kids up and out the door in the morning isn’t as difficult as it used to be.

They credit the YWCA Central Alabama’s CREW (Creating Responsible Educated Working teens) program, which allows youth in the Woodlawn community the opportunity to gain work experience during the summer and participate in personal and professional development opportunities.

Summer Adventures Prepare Students for School Year

August 13, 2015

Children who participated in the YWCA Central Alabama’s Summer Adventures in Learning (SAIL) program were faced with a dilemma during these first few days of the new school year. When asked how they spent their summer vacation, they had a hard time narrowing down their answers.
 

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