Author Archives: Katie McCune

Duha – YWRC client

Who I am My name is Duha Kowa. I am 13 years old, and I joined the YWRC when I was 10 and in the 5th grade. My elementary school counselor, Mrs. Howe, came into my classroom and talked to all the girls in my class about the groups at the YWRC and what they […]

Katie McCune – Prevention Program Specialist

I am Katie McCune, a Prevention Program Specialist at the Young Women’s Resource Center. I grew up right here in the Des Moines area with my parents and five siblings. I enjoy many activities such as yoga, Zumba, hula hooping and going to concerts. However, some of my favorite things are long hugs, big smiles, […]

Domestic Violence

From the Rihanna and Chris Brown situation, to the Ray Rice case, to the concerning screams heard coming from the neighbor’s house last week, there are a few things that are clear when it comes to domestic violence. It can happen to anyone, and victim blaming runs rampant in American society. What is domestic violence? […]