YWCA conference about domestic violence and shootings to feature Illinois Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz

A- A A+
Jennifer Gong Gershowitz

YWCA conference about domestic violence and shootings to feature Illinois Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz

Friday, October 25, 2019

Illinois State Representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz will be the opening speaker at YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s annual domestic violence conference on November 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines. The conference, which is presented in partnership with Oakton Community College and other local organizations, is titled “A Lethal Relationship: Gun… Continue Reading YWCA conference about domestic violence and shootings to feature Illinois Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz

What to say when someone tells you they're being abused

YWCA Evanston/North Shore offers suggestions to help someone in an abusive relationship

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and research shows that at least 60 percent of us know a victim of domestic abuse. But what can we do to help? Sandy T. Williams, domestic violence residential and community services director at YWCA Evanston/North Shore, offered these suggestions: Listen. If someone is confiding in you, resist the… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore offers suggestions to help someone in an abusive relationship

Craige Christensen

Why violence prevention needs to start early

Thursday, October 10, 2019

by Craige Christensen, Manager, Building Healthy Relationships program “This needs to be taught earlier!” states a high school student. I agree and ask, “When?” “Middle school,” she replies. I nod and say, “How about elementary school?” As part of the Building Healthy Relationships program at YWCA Evanston/North Shore, our goal is to teach young people… Continue Reading Why violence prevention needs to start early