Domestic violence and gun violence: A lethal relationship

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Brian and Antonio

YWCA Evanston/North Shore reaches out to young men with compassion and creativity

Friday, July 26, 2019

Evanston, IL – Although it’s summer, many teen boys from Evanston and Skokie are spending time in class. But these classes aren’t academic. Instead, they are designed to help adolescent males take an in-depth look at themselves and grow into the non-violent adults they want to be. It’s all part of YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s violence… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore reaches out to young men with compassion and creativity

Mother and Child

Tina’s Story

Monday, June 3, 2019

“I was married for only two months when the beatings began. I thought my son’s birth would put an end to the abuse, but it didn’t. My life had turned into a nightmare—I was kept in the dark by my husband on our finances, terrified for my life, and in agony over how my little… Continue Reading Tina’s Story

Salon Training

Wendy Dickson talks about our new training program for salon professionals

Friday, May 17, 2019

Those who work in salons are in a unique position to see signs of relationship abuse. Now a new law in Illinois requires that all salon professionals (hair stylists, manicurists, etc.) receive training on sexual assault and domestic violence so they’re better equipped to respond to their clients. YWCA Evanston/North Shore is a certified provider… Continue Reading Wendy Dickson talks about our new training program for salon professionals

Jean and Andy Fies

Fies family pulled-pork event raises $8,000 for children at YWCA Evanston/North Shore

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

On Sunday, April 14, Evanston friends and neighbors pulled together with pulled pork to change young lives. For the sixth year in a row, the Fies family from Evanston hosted their pulled pork fundraiser. According to Andy Fies, who with his wife, Jean, and their three children, spearhead the fundraiser, it was the most successful… Continue Reading Fies family pulled-pork event raises $8,000 for children at YWCA Evanston/North Shore