To our YWCA Community:
March 24 Update: We are pleased to share that leadership from Evanston Community Foundation, City of Evanston Illinois Government, Connections for the Homeless, YWCA Evanston/North Shore, Curt’s Cafe, and Interfaith Action of Evanston are funding, staffing, and coordinating a joint effort to provide additional space for those living in a congregate shelter so they can practice social distancing and have their own rooms and bathroom. Read more here.
March 17 Update: What can you do today to make a difference? Call your Senator and ask them to pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Learn why here.
We have suspended or postponed all public programs and events and closing our building through at least April 13, 2020. We will continue essential domestic violence services and shelter to keep women and children safe from abuse. Most staff will be able to work remotely and will be available to respond to voicemail and email.
We invite you to stay in touch with us on social media, and we will have additional information to share in the near future.
We may need to practice social distancing now, but by working together to get through this we will feel less alone and perhaps even grow personally and find time to give of ourselves more generously. It is times like this that we discover our true humanity.
For more information:
- Information on COVID-19 for Survivors of Domestic Violence
- World Health Organization
- Centers for Disease Control
- Evanston Mayor Hagerty’s “Flattening the Coronavirus Curve: What I’m asking of each Evanstonian