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Hotline Advocacy Classes Scheduled

September 14th, 2015 No Comments

Are you interested in volunteering with the YWCA’s Sexual Assault Prevention & Counseling Center’s 24-hour sexual assault hotline? These volunteers will support callers by providing information, referrals, and advocacy. New volunteers are required to attend a 40-hour training program which includes information on the physical, legal, and emotional issues surrounding sexual assault. Classes are going to be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from October 26 – November 24 at 4-7PM.  Sessions will be held at the YWCA office located


YWCA Lancaster Names New CEO

September 4th, 2015 No Comments

YWCA Lancaster is excited to announce that, beginning September 8, 2015, Martha Lester Harris will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer, helping to further develop the organization’s role in the Lancaster community. Thanks to her strong entrepreneurial background, Harris will bring the knowledge required for the YWCA to meet its goal of creating a sustainable future. Having previously served on the YWCA’s Board of Trustees, Harris is a strong supporter of the organization’s mission. “I have been an advocate


Men wanted to ‘Walk A Mile In Her Shoes’ in downtown Lancaster to support victim survivors of sexual assault

June 30th, 2015 No Comments

LANCASTER (PA) – YWCA Lancaster is inviting men to take a walk in women’s high heels to bring awareness to gender-based violence and to raise money for counseling services provided to victim survivors of sexual assault. The YWCA Lancaster Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event will kick off on Friday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. in Penn Square and will feature brave men who sign up to walk a designated one mile route in downtown Lancaster in high heels.


Paid maternity leave a modern necessity

May 22nd, 2015 No Comments

My mom is my hero. She taught me to be kind and respectful, and to trust in God. My mother is also a hard worker who held down a full-time job and was a breadwinner equal to my father while raising me, my brother and sister. As a child growing up in the 1970s and 1980s, I heard loud and clear the messages of feminism and equality from the media and my favorite movie, “9 to 5,” starring Lilly Tomlin


YWCA USA to Celebrate Extraordinary Women Leaders

May 6th, 2015 No Comments

Washington, D.C. – YWCA USA will celebrate the incredible achievements of extraordinary leaders who serve as role models for women and girls at the Women of Distinction Awards Gala on June 5, at 6 pm at the Grand Hyatt Washington, as part of their 2015 Annual Conference. “The Women of Distinction Awards honor remarkable women for their outstanding achievements in improving the lives of women today and creating a fairer society for future generations,” said YWCA USA CEO Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D.