Thursday, December 16, 2021
How you helped advance our mission in 2021
Each year, we reach thousands of community members with direct services and trainings aimed at furthering our mission: to eliminate racism and empower women. As the year comes to a close, here's a snapshot of the difference your engagement has made:
Over 500 survivors and their children received shelter and supportive services to begin their journey to safety and stability.
Over 400 survivors filed Orders of Protection with the help of our legal advocacy team, helping them navigate the complex legal system and find protection from their abusers.
Over 3300 K-8 students learned the skills to help them with building healthy relationships as they mature.
450 children on the Flying Fish Swim Team were able to continue swimming during the pandemic, building confidence and water safety.
Over 1000 attended public and private workshops on racial equity, helping build individual, community, and systemic change.
32 women graduated from our first two cohorts of YW Tech Lab, setting themselves up for new careers in web development.
Interested in learning more?
Read details in our 2021 Annual Impact Report.
Partner Spotlight

Thank you to everyone who supported our Holiday Drive!

We are so grateful to everyone who donated new toys, games, and clothing to make the holidays bright for the families we serve! Thank you to our local Starbucks, which collected items, and to volunteers from Northwestern Career Advancement who came to help wrap gifts! You can still make a difference this holiday season by making a donation or dropping off items at our front desk!
Brenda B. Asare Selected for Crain’s Notable Black Leaders
Congratulations to YWCA Evanston/North Shore Board Member Brenda Asare on this well-deserved recognition!

"Crain’s Chicago Notable Black Leaders & Executives honorees are selected based on their professional excellence in the past year, their willingness to challenge and reroute the status quo, and their commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in their field."

Read more here.
Domestic Violence Program

40-hour domestic violence training starts January 18

YWCA Evanston/North Shore is an approved Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional (ICDVP) training site for the 40-hour domestic violence training, which provides a solid base of knowledge for anyone working with individuals affected by domestic violence. This online training covers all ICDVP required topics using a trauma informed lens. Learn more here.

Training will take place (on Zoom) January 18-31, 2022 from 9 am – 2 pm (Central), Monday through Friday, with an hour long lunch break from 12 -1 pm.
YWCA Economic Advancement Program
Looking to make a change in your career?
Just added!
January YW Tech Lab Virtual Open House

Tuesday, January 4th from 6-7 pm (Central)

Attending our Open House is the required first step to enrolling in the YW Tech Lab program!

YW Tech Lab is a FREE 4-month course which covers the foundations of web development including:

  • Design
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript

Read more here.
Come to the open house to learn more -- for yourself or someone you know who might be interested!
Set your goals for 2022!
New Year-Fresh Start is a three-part workshop that will help participants identify internal and external barriers to becoming their best selves. Participants will generate ideas and action steps towards becoming the person they inspire to be.

Conversations will be guided by a series of prompts, but we look forward to having open and honest discussions outside of these prompts.

Conversation 1: Achieving your wildest dreams – January 11, 2022

Conversation 2: Creating a healthy work-life – January 18, 2022

Conversation 3: Prioritizing self-care – January 25, 2022

YWCA Shop For Good and Crowded Closet
Do some holiday shopping with us!
At our women’s resale shops, YWCA Crowded Closet and YWCA Shop For Good, you can benefit the lives of families in our community and look good while doing it! Check out the video below to see how our shoppers make an impact!
Current job opportunities at YWCA Evanston/North Shore
YWCA Evanston/North Shore is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Make a difference this holiday season!
Help support our mission this holiday season!

YWCA works year-round to:
  • ensure that survivors and their children have access to emergency housing and legal support
  • empower women of color with new skills to help build financial stability
  • educate our community on how to incorporate anti-racist practices into their lives and workplaces

YOU can support this critical work by making a gift today!
Our Domestic Violence Services are available free of charge to anyone who needs them.

If you or someone you know needs help, call 847-864-8780 or (toll free) 877-718-1868 anytime, day or night.

We're here for you.
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