There’s no ‘one size fits all’ for those experiencing homelessness

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Katie Scheuber

There’s no ‘one size fits all’ for those experiencing homelessness

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

By Katie Scheuber, YWCA Housing Specialist Everyone has unique barriers, challenges, histories, experiences, and resources available. With a lack of availability for affordable housing, housing programs, and even emergency shelter, it makes it hard for folx (why “folx?”) to meet their specific needs or to structure a plan, especially in a timely manner, for something… Continue Reading There’s no ‘one size fits all’ for those experiencing homelessness

Brian and Antonio

YWCA Evanston/North Shore resumes groups for domestic violence perpetrators

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Like many others during the quarantine, Brian McHugh has discovered that there are some things that are best done in person, namely support groups for perpetrators of domestic violence. That’s why McHugh, who co-facilitates these men’s groups through YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s “Alternative to Violence” program, is anxious for his current group to start meeting again.… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore resumes groups for domestic violence perpetrators

Fabiola Alfonso, YWCA Financial Education Specialist

Who is not getting the Economic Impact Payment?

Friday, May 22, 2020

by Fabiola Alfonso, YWCA Evanston/North Shore Financial Education Specialist The COVID 19 pandemic has reduced domestic violence survivors’ options of getting out of their abusive relationship. Contact with family members, access to social services, filing of orders of protection, going to shelters, computer access, and more are not easily available. When the Economic Impact Payments… Continue Reading Who is not getting the Economic Impact Payment?

anonymous women

Equal Pay Day and COVID-19

Monday, April 6, 2020

by Julie McBratney, Director of Communications Last Monday was Equal Pay Day, a day it was admittedly hard to focus on this year amidst the upheaval of COVID-19. It’s hard for us to focus on anything other than getting the help and services needed to the most economically vulnerable among us. And that population is… Continue Reading Equal Pay Day and COVID-19

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

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