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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

“I need to see your receipts for everything.” Breaking free from financial abuse.

Friday, October 4, 2019

By Fabiola Alfonso, YWCA Financial Education Specialist Tracking your expenses is one of the ways you can have control of your money. As a financial educator, I tell my students that a budget is one of the most efficient tools for money management. You can control your money, allocate it efficiently, and reach your financial… Continue Reading “I need to see your receipts for everything.” Breaking free from financial abuse.