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YWCA Evanston/North Shore is a trusted social justice organization with a 90 year history of advocacy for women and children. Through our high-quality programs, trainings, classes, and workshops, we connect individuals and families across northeastern Chicagoland with the knowledge, community and resources to thrive.

View the latest press releases and news reports featuring YWCA Evanston/North Shore below. For media inquiries, please contact Julie McBratney at jmcbratney@ywca-ens.org.

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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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Gibson leads the way for Flying Fish at Illinois Senior Championships

Monday, March 16, 2020

Matt Gibson placed second in the boys 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:51.93 at the Illinois Swimming Senior Championships, leading the way for YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s Flying Fish swim team, which sent a host of competitors to the event at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The meet was held March 5-8 before USA… Continue Reading Gibson leads the way for Flying Fish at Illinois Senior Championships

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore to lead racial healing circles for National Day of Racial Healing

Friday, January 10, 2020

Adults who live, work, or worship in Evanston are invited to take part in racial healing circles led by YWCA Evanston/North Shore at various sites throughout Evanston, January 21-24. The racial healing circles are being held in conjunction with the National Day of Racial Healing on January 21. The National Day of Racial Healing, which… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore to lead racial healing circles for National Day of Racial Healing

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YWCA Flying Fish Aquatics marks 10 years of “prescription to swim” partnership

Monday, December 16, 2019

In 2009, Evanston pediatrician Aimee Crow reached out to the Flying Fish aquatics program at YWCA Evanston/North Shore with an innovative proposal: If she gave a child a “prescription” for swimming lessons, would the YWCA provide those lessons at a free or reduced cost? The answer was “yes,” and this fall marked the ten-year anniversary… Continue Reading YWCA Flying Fish Aquatics marks 10 years of “prescription to swim” partnership