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Why violence prevention needs to start early

Thursday, October 10, 2019

by Craige Christensen, Manager, Building Healthy Relationships program “This needs to be taught earlier!” states a high school student. I agree and ask, “When?” “Middle school,” she replies. I nod and say, “How about elementary school?” As part of the Building Healthy Relationships program at YWCA Evanston/North Shore, our goal is to teach young people… Continue Reading Why violence prevention needs to start early

“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.

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore launches fundraising challenge during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and, in an effort to increase awareness and raise money to support its domestic violence services, YWCA Evanston/North Shore is launching a fundraising effort called “Every 9 Seconds: The YWCA Challenge to End Domestic Violence.” This challenge, which highlights the fact that every nine seconds a woman in the U.S.… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore launches fundraising challenge during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore announces 2019 YWomen honorees

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

YWCA Evanston/North Shore will honor three women at its annual YWomen Leadership Awards celebration on Saturday, November 9, in Chicago. The YWomen Leadership Awards recognize those who have made an impact in women’s empowerment, racial justice, and social change, and the 2019 honorees include: Sekile Nzinga-Johnson, Ph.D., M.S.W., director of the Northwestern University Women’s Center,… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore announces 2019 YWomen honorees