Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month
Feb 1 @ 8:00 am – Feb 29 @ 8:00 pm

Topic: Teen Dating Violence

The numbers are shocking. 1 in 4 teens self-report physical, emotional, verbal or sexual violence each year in the United States. 11% of Indiana high school students report they had been forced to have sexual intercourse- a number much higher than the national average. Nobody wants to hear these statistics, but they cannot be ignored.

Here’s where the YWCA North Central Indiana is stepping in. Our Teen dating Violence Prevention Specialist is continuing to provide education to students in local Counties. This specialist will teach the danger signs of an abusive relationship and guide students to help others or seek help when needed.

Please call 574-233-9491 and ask to speak with Korah to discuss a training tailored to your needs.

2020 Lunafest
Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2020 Lunafest @ Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall - IU

LUNAFEST is a traveling short film festival featuring the untold stories of women and girls. This year it consists of 7 short films lasting from 2-20 minutes each with small group discussions following. It will be held on SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2020 from 1-4 pm in the Joshi Performance Hall at IUSB. Advance tickets are $20/5 for students and $25/10 at the door. Tickets on sale at the IUSB Box Office,, or call 574-520-4203 to reserved your tickets.

Beneficiaries for profits in 2020 are the YWCA of North Central IN and Family Justice Center of St. Joseph Co–both agencies serve victims and survivors of abuse.

2020 SOS Dinner & Auction
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This annual auction and dinner is the single fundraiser for the Elkhart County Safe Haven Shelter. The annual Support Our Shelter Dinner & Auction will take place in the Crystal Ballroom of the Lerner Theater on Friday, April 24th.

The event provides critical funds to run the YWCA Safe Haven Shelter for victims of domestic violence in Elkhart County.

The YWCA’s Safe Haven provides emergency shelter and services for victims of domestic violence and their children. Services include housing, counseling, childcare, case management, and legal services.

Tickets for the SOS Dinner & Auction are available online here. Please call Aaron Bradford at 574-233-9491 ext: 351 for sponsorship opportunities.