This is not a sponsored post. Photo credit : YWCA of South Hampton Roads.
We are excited to be featuring YWCA of South Hampton Roads as our featured charity for October. The YWCA looks to mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities.
Since 1911 the YWCA South Hampton Roads has served as a source of strength for over a quarter of a million women and children in South Hampton Roads.
Originally founded to meet the housing needs of young women moving to the city for jobs, the YWCA evolved as a leader on both women’s and civil rights issues which also became a voice for interracial cooperation both within and outside of the YWCA.
As the challenges facing women have changed over time, the YWCA South Hampton Roads has adapted to meet those changing needs. Women go to them in times of crisis, as survivors of rape or domestic violence, and also as parents in times of need.
YWCA has four key programs:
• Women in Crisis Emergency Shelter & Transitional Housing
• Response Sexual Assault Support Services & Counseling Center
• YWCA Kids Before & After School Childcare
• Racial Justice Advocacy & Education
They provide: refuge, recovery, counseling, emergency and transitional housing, childcare, advocacy, racial justice education and more.
Last year the YWCA of South Hampton Roads provided 11,598 nights of shelter, 2,514 hours of crisis intervention, answered 4,461 calls to their 24 hour hotlines, and provided subsidized child care to 308 working parents.
Did you know that each year our shelters must turn away victims of sexual assault and domestic violence due to space limitations or facilities challenges.? The struggle is also seen for the YWCA Kids with before and after school programs which provide a safe haven for school age children that enables their mothers to work or pursue economic self sufficiency.
They are firmly committed their mission and feel fortunate to serve the women and children of South Hampton Roads, that need your help.
Come to speak and learn more with members of The YWCA of South Hampton Roads at our upcoming Old Beach Tavern Ladies Networking Social in Virginia Beach on October 15, 2019, to learn more how you can be involved with this amazing group or donate to the cause. Stay connected on their website and learn more how you can get more involved with this amazing charity that supports women and their families in our community
Hey everyone, my name is Bernadette and I am a Lifestyle Blogger and Influencer based out of Yorktown, Virginia. I am a New York native who was recently transplanted from Long Island to Virginia a few years ago ready to explore fun things in and around Hampton Roads. I am a lover of food, movies and having a good time! You will always find me on social media looking for the next best thing to do!