YWCA Evanston/North Shore and Connections for the Homeless awarded federal housing grant

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore and Connections for the Homeless awarded federal housing grant

Friday, November 13, 2020

YWCA Evanston/North Shore, in partnership with Evanston-based Connections for the Homeless, was recently awarded a grant of $550,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. The grant, which will be distributed over a three-year period, will be used to provide transitional housing for families who are homeless due to intimate partner… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore and Connections for the Homeless awarded federal housing grant

Hallie Cohen

Relationships are a Spectrum

Thursday, October 8, 2020

by Hallie Cohen YWCA Violence Prevention Educator As someone who has been doing prevention education work for 5 years now, I’ve been on both the participating and facilitating end of countless trainings on domestic violence. Almost every training presents the alarming rate of domestic violence and a list of “red flags”—behaviors that may indicate a… Continue Reading Relationships are a Spectrum

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?