Stand Against Racism
Apr 22 @ 12:00 am – Apr 25 @ 12:00 am

Stand Against Racism 2021

April 22 – April 25

Take a Stand Against Racism, Pledge here today!


We take a Stand Against Racism in our shelters everyday. We are raising awareness about the impact of institutional and structural racism. Continue to check our social media platforms and websites for free events you can safely join. You can get started early by reading “States are calling racism a public health crisis. Here’s what that means” from CNN Health.

DividerNeed help talking to children about racism? Check out this article from PBS! “How to honestly talk to your children about racism”.

Children Playing

For more information you can visit the Stand Against Racism site.


Racism: A Public Health Crisis
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Racism: A Public Health Crisis

Join YWCA and Civil Right Heritage Center in a discussion of racism as a health crisis. This seminar will include individuals from our community who see these issues first hand and the changes we need to make. T

This discussion will be moderated by Darryl Heller, Director of the Civil Rights Heritage Center at IU South Bend. We will be showing the short film “Toxic: A Black Woman’s Story.” 

Please complete the form below and a meeting link will be sent to you.


Circle Of Unity
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Circle Of Unity @ St. Joseph County Court House

Join YWCA North Central Indiana as we take

A Stand Against Racism

Stand Against Racism is a yearly event to raise awareness about the impact of institutional and structural racism and build community among those who believe in and work for racial justice every day!

We will create a Circle of Unity and present the

2021 Sojourner Truth Award to Gladys Muhammad.

Support Our Shelter
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Support Our Shelter

You can make a difference for the women and their children who are staying in the Elkhart Safe Haven Shelter, safe from violence and making a life for themselves.

Support Our Shelter is the major fundraiser for Safe Haven which provides the only emergency shelter for women and children fleeing from domestic violence in Elkhart County. This year, on Thursday, April 29th the YWCA Safe Haven Shelter will hold its annual Support Our Shelter fundraiser.

We will be live on WHME TV 46!

With a live auction, silent auction and feed the need there are several ways to give. Every donation at SOS helps provide critical funding for our programs for nearly 900 Elkhart women and children annually.

You can register for the auctions here!

You can purchase a virtual table or ticket here!

35th run, jane, run
Sep 13 @ 11:30 am – 8:00 pm

Get ready to tee up! Run Jane Run Golf for Women will take place Monday, September 13th and it wouldn’t be the same without you.  We’ll be back at Knollwood Country Club with registration starting at 11:30 am with tee off at 1:00 pm, followed by our awards dinner party at 6:00 pm.

As always, we promise lots of fun, great prizes, and even a few surprises — just to keep you guessing! Please continue taking part to help women and children who receive shelter, services, and hope from the YWCA.

If you have any questions contact Amanda Ceravolo at 574-233-9491 or

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of women and children in Michiana and we look forward to seeing you on Monday, September 13th