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About Stand Against Racism

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

About Stand Against Racism Stand Against Racism takes place annually in April and is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities and to build community among those who work for racial justice. This campaign is one part of our larger national… Continue Reading About Stand Against Racism


Childcare Renovations

Thursday, January 9, 2020

A 7-year-old girl is using her love of reading to help those who are less fortunate. She started an online fundraiser to try and raise money for a new children’s classroom for the YWCA.In June, 16 News Now introduced viewers to Olivia Kruyer, who goes to the YWCA of North Central Indiana once a month to… Continue Reading Childcare Renovations

YWCA and County Police

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Our wonderful partnership with local police departments On January 27th our Director of Crisis and Children’s Services, Rachel met with the St. Joseph County Police Department. This was to continue training the officers on Domestic Violence calls and services available to individuals in our community.  Our partnership with St. Joseph County Police continues to grow… Continue Reading YWCA and County Police

Breaks Free, Emily’s Story

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Breaks Free The pain sears in Emily’s broken wrist as the police officer gently asks her questions. She rubs her belly as hot tears roll down her face. We’re having a baby, why is he doing this? “Has he threatened to kill you?” says the officer. “Has he strangled you? Is there a gun in… Continue Reading Breaks Free, Emily’s Story

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Message from our CEO

Friday, March 20, 2020

Dear Friends, During these uncertain times please know you and your families are in our thoughts and we send our best to you all. We know you care deeply about the women and children served by the YWCA and we have taken the necessary steps recommended by the CDC and other health officials to keep… Continue Reading Message from our CEO

The 2020 SOS Auction for Safe Haven

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

LIGHTS, CAMERAS, ACTION! Each year YWCA North Central Indiana hosts the SOS Dinner & Auction at the Lerner Theater but COVID-19 means we are trying out something new. We’re going live on television to make sure you stay safe while Elkhart County women and children, who are victims of abuse, get the help they need.… Continue Reading The 2020 SOS Auction for Safe Haven