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YWCA Evanston/North Shore Finishes Strong in Purple Purse Challenge

Monday, November 12, 2018

Evanston, IL – YWCA Evanston/North Shore raised $355,405 in private donations to win second place nationwide in The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge. The Purple Purse Challenge, which took place during the month of October, is an annual fundraising and awareness campaign centered on the role that financial abuse plays in domestic violence. Purple is… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore Finishes Strong in Purple Purse Challenge

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

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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

Healing Financially After Domestic Violence

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

By Fabiola Alfonso, Financial Education Specialist, YWCA Evanston/North Shore After a financially abusive relationship, the road to financial well-being can be overwhelming, but it is not impossible.  According to NCADV, 99% of domestic violence survivors also suffer financial abuse and they have the additional challenge of rebuilding their financial life. Financial abuse can leave a… Continue Reading Healing Financially After Domestic Violence

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore kicks off Purple Purse campaign

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Evanston, IL — YWCA Evanston/North Shore today kicked off its participation in The Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse Challenge, a fundraising and awareness campaign centered on the role that financial abuse plays in domestic violence. The Purple Purse Challenge will continue throughout October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the YWCA has installed a giant… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore kicks off Purple Purse campaign