Senators Durbin and Duckworth address the connection between gun violence and domestic violence

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Gun violence is a women's issue

Senators Durbin and Duckworth address the connection between gun violence and domestic violence

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

In letters to the participants on the eve of our November 20 conference on Domestic Violence, U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth state their positions: U.S. Senator Dick Durbin: Earlier this year, a mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois claimed the lives of five people at the Henry Pratt Company and injured six police officers… Continue Reading Senators Durbin and Duckworth address the connection between gun violence and domestic violence

Gun violence is a women's issue

Take Action to Enhance Public Safety and Protect Survivors

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Join with YWCA Evanston/North Shore to enhance public safety, promote women’s equity, and end gender-based violence in the United States. YWCA advocates for laws that promote race and gender equity for women and girls on issues of health, safety, economic security, and civil rights. Here are 3 ways you can take action: TELL CONGRESS TO… Continue Reading Take Action to Enhance Public Safety and Protect Survivors

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

“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.