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What We Do

Everything we do at YWCA Evanston/North Shore is based on the belief that all women have the right to be safe and choose the direction of their lives. Our programs address the fact that far too many women experience violence, and lack economic security, and these issues disproportionately impact women of color. If we want to empower all women, we must also tackle racism.

We work proactively to transform individual lives through direct service and education and to change institutions through training and advocacy.

All of our programs address three overlapping areas of focus: Racial Justice and Civil Rights, Economic Empowerment of Women, and Health and Safety for Women and Girls.

Learn more about our work by watching the video below:

Your Mission. Our Mission.

Read our 2018 Annual Impact Report below:

Have you registered for our Understanding Credit workshop yet? 馃 This session covers all aspects of becoming an educated credit consumer, including how lenders evaluate for credit approval, factors that impact credit qualification, how credit scoring works, and ways money management today impacts credit standing tomorrow. Register at the link in our bio!

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Calling all designer lovers! @ywcashopforgood
has a 50% off sale on all winter items! Get them before they're gone!

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Thank you to the Allstate Foundation! The Allstate Foundation will fund our Economic Advancement program to implement their Moving Ahead curriculum, a five-module program that has been academically validated to help prepare survivors as they move from short-term safety to long-term security.

Here鈥檚 some information about the grant and how we鈥檝e implemented the Moving Ahead curriculum into our programming:

路 YWCA Evanston/North Shore was one of two sites selected for the $25,000 grant

路 We have implemented the Allstate Moving Ahead curriculum in our Financial Wellness programming for survivors for 15 years

路 Receiving the funding will support our Financial Wellness team with enhancing the efforts they鈥檙e currently providing to help empower survivors and support them with reaching financial stability

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Did you miss our first Virtual Book Discussion? Or did you attend but want to dig deeper? You're in luck! All are welcome to our second virtual book discussion on Mariame Kaba's We Do This 'Til We Free Us! Register by clicking the link in our bio!

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Don't miss our last YW Strive Information Session on Thursday February 2nd at 2pm at YWCA Evanston/North Shore! YW Strive will help you gain basic computer skills to boost your resume! Register by clicking the link in our bio!

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The Swim Marathon begins TODAY! 馃槏 Join us this weekend to cheer on our Flying Fish as they swim and raise funds for YWCA! ...

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Treat yourself! You鈥檙e invited to shop and enjoy some sweet treats at @ywcacrowdedcloset on Saturday, February 11th. Grab your friends and stop by anytime between 10am 鈥 5pm to check out the store鈥檚 latest jewelry and fashion treasures while shopping sustainably for yourself and your loved ones. 100% of profits from Crowded Closet support YWCA Evanston/North Shore鈥檚 domestic violence and economic advancement programs, helping hundreds of women and children throughout northeastern Cook County. We can鈥檛 wait to see you there! ...

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Did you know that multiple factors can impact your credit score? Find out more by attending our Understanding Credit workshop! Register by clicking the link in our bio!

#ywcaevanston #ywcaevanstonnorthshore #understandingcredit #credituse #maximizecredit

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Our Annual Report is now available! Last year, your investment in YWCA impacted the lives of thousands of individuals across our communities. Head to our website to read about our impact!

#ywcaevanston #ourimpact #supportsurvivors #ywcaevanstonnorthshore

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January is Stalking Awareness Month. Stalking is a pattern of behavior that is directed at a specific person and can include attempts to contact that person virtually or finding them in person. Learn more at @followuslegally ...

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