YW Blog

Free Domestic Violence Workshop, July 1

June 22, 2020

REGISTER NOW for YWCA Central Alabama’s Seeking Safety: Dynamics of Domestic Violence Online Training presented by Community Outreach Coordinator Knetta Adkins, M.S. Join the 9 a.m., July 22 online conversation, raise community awareness, and learn the many signs of domestic violence. Take away some community resources, support services, and learn practical applications for supporting survivors of domestic violence. It is free to participate.

June 24 Affordable Housing Event

June 17, 2020

June is National Homeownership Month. The YW is hosting a symposium featuring Mechelle Sippial Wilder, ARC Realty Partner, Associate Broker; Kenneth E. Free, Alabama Field Office Director, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and YWCA Central Alabama's very own Monica Shields, Interfaith Hospitality House Shelter Manager. There is no cost to PARTICIPATE in the discussion about financial literacy, negative rental or criminal history, and fair housing laws.

Pandemic Doesn’t Stop Girls, Inc. AmeriCorps Member

June 15, 2020

 Askew Uses Green Thumb to Engage Students


Destiny Askew, a member of the YWCA Central Alabama Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program, is literally growing during the COVID-19 pandemic. While abiding by stay-at-home restrictions, Askew has repurposed some of her time to thrive in her home garden while teaching Girls, Inc. students.

CREW Camp for Teens

April 10, 2020

YWCA Central Alabama annually conducts CREW (Creating Responsible Educated Working teens). CREW is a camp that serves Woodlawn teens entering 9th-12th grades. This seven-week summer enrichment program is for Woodlawn teens. Local business partnerships provide internships that will align with students' education and career goals. #YWCACrew2020

Domestic Violence Training

April 6, 2020

Domestic Violence 101 Training Goes Virtual

Register now for YWCA Central Alabama’s Dynamics of Domestic Violence training, which will be from 10-11 a.m. on April 29.This free training session addresses the many signs of domestic violence and how individuals and families can keep themselves safe.

Beware of COVID-19 SCAMMERS!

April 1, 2020

Beware of COVID-19 Scammers, who are working hard to try to get your money. If you get a call, email, text or social media message saying the Internal Revenue Service needs money or some personal information before sending your income-tax refund or stimulus payment, don't respond. It's a scam. Don't open emails or click on attachments or links.

March 12 AmeriCorps Week Celebration

March 4, 2020

Giving is not an act reserved for the holidays. Across the metro-Birmingham area and the nation, benevolent givers are making a positive impact every day through community service.

Take the 21-Day Challenge

March 3, 2020

YWCA Central Alabama is hosting the 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge in Alabama to further our mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. The premise of the event is to do one action every weekday for 21 days to further your understanding of power, privilege, oppression, and equity.