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Tips for Consent and Choosing a Healthcare Provider

Empowering clients to self-advocate is a key part of being a YWRC doula. Working on birth plans, providing information about their rights during birth, and talking through options with clients are ways we help them prepare for conversations with healthcare providers. As part of Black Maternal Health Week, our doulas wanted to share a few […]

YWRC Develops New Tools

We are excited to share with you two new tools we’ve developed in the past year to better serve our girls and young women: the Youth Experiences Survey (YES) and the YWRC Resiliency Survey. We are proud to be a leading agency in youth-specific trauma and resiliency research and look forward to sharing these tools […]

A New Year

A letter from Executive Director Kristin Griffith: I continue to be amazed by the sheer passion and commitment our community has for the  girls and young women of the YWRC. Our clients never fail to move and humble me with their desire to succeed and ability to  thrive in situations where many of us would falter. As […]

What is ‘Rape Culture’?

“Rape culture exists because we don’t believe it does,” Walter Moseley points out in his The Nation¹ article. I’d like to believe Moseley’s thought—that the reason rape culture exists is because we haven’t wrapped our mind around the problem and how it functions. With that in mind, I think it’s only fair to educate those […]

#everygirldeserves – a message from Kristin

Every girl deserves a life of possibilities. That is what we believe in at the Young Women’s Resource Center. While we would like to believe that sentiment is held in high regard by all, it has certainly been challenged recently. Many of our basic assumptions about what is right in our country have been confronted. So […]

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Faces of YWRC

Volunteer Spotlight: Ariane Sundean

This month we’re delighted to highlight a supporter who has been involved as a volunteer with the YWRC for more than four years, Ariane Sundean! Currently, Ariane is the Vice President of the new Ambassadors committee.  Ariane first became involved with the YWRC after planning a fundraising event benefiting the YWRC. “I’m the president of […]

Supporter Spotlight: Kayla O’Connor

This month we’re pleased to introduce you to Kayla O’Connor, a member of the YWRC community who focuses on cultivating student engagement at Hiatt Middle School! Over the past few years, Kayla has been a key partner in ensuring Empowerment Groups have continued running smoothly at Hiatt. “I am the Student Engagement Coordinator at Hiatt, […]

Staff Spotlight: Christine Tucker

This month, we are excited to spotlight one of the newest YWRC staff members, Christine Tucker! Christine joined the team in April of 2021 as part of our Young Moms Program. While she hasn’t been here long, Christine has already made a meaningful impact in the lives of many participants. “I am the Young Moms […]

Juneteenth and Black Girl Magic – A Note from Chelsea

Hi there, I hope that, as we enter the summer months, you and your family are continuing to take good care. As we re-emerge from a year of isolation, anxiety, and “survival” mode – and as we are still wrestling with the remnants of a life-altering and deadly pandemic – I believe it to be […]

Board Spotlight: Karman Hotchkiss

This month we’re excited to introduce you to one of our board members, Karman Hotchkiss. Karman first became involved with the YWRC several years ago after making a donation and currently serves as our Board’s Vice President. She began following our mission and activities and was impressed with the ways the YWRC centers young women […]

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