Pandemic doesn’t stop Northlight from working with survivors of domestic violence at YWCA

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Pandemic doesn’t stop Northlight from working with survivors of domestic violence at YWCA

Monday, December 7, 2020

Since 2016, Skokie-based Northlight Theatre has teamed up with YWCA Evanston/North Shore to offer arts programs to survivors of domestic violence. This partnership has included tickets to Northlight productions and in-person workshops. The partnership was humming along as usual this year until the pandemic hit. According to Christina Lepri, Northlight’s director of education and community… Continue Reading Pandemic doesn’t stop Northlight from working with survivors of domestic violence at YWCA

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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

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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

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