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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 […]

Young Mothers High School Programs

National statistics show that only 38% of young women who become pregnant while still attending high school will graduate with a high school diploma. At the Young Women’s Resource Center young mothers are actively challenging this statistic with 83% of YWRC mothers obtaining a high school diploma. Perinatal Specialist, Ashley Ezzio, and Parenting/Life Skills Specialist, […]

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Faces of YWRC

Staff Spotlight: Cindy Tello

If you’ve visited the YWRC recently, you’ve likely seen a new friendly face at our front desk. We were excited to welcome Cindy to our team in March as the Office and Volunteer Coordinator. In this role, Cindy is responsible for receptions duties, office management, client transportation and volunteer coordination. She also helps organize donations […]

Volunteer Spotlight: YWRC Gala Committee

Volunteers are a huge part of what helps the YWRC to be successful. Some of our most influential volunteers are those that join a committee. Since we are frequently asked about what it’s like to be on a committee, we’ve decided to answer some of those questions and feature one of our hardest working teams […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Julie Weichman

This month, we are excited to celebrate one of our long-term volunteers, Julie Weichman.  Julie first learned about the YWRC while looking for volunteer hours to complete for her Masters in Nursing degree in the summer of 2012. Since then, she has volunteered with us in several roles. Her favorite YWRC role is that of […]

Board Spotlight: Loraine Hardin

This month, we would like to introduce you to one of our newest Board members, Loraine Hardin. Loraine joined our board in September of 2018, but has been familiar with the YWRC for several years including some committee work in 2001. “I was reunited with YWRC last year after attending the annual gala, and with […]

Supporter Spotlight: Laurel Bruntz

Every organization has go-to volunteers they know they can count on, time and time again. We are proud to honor one of our go-to volunteers, Laurel Bruntz, in this edition of our Supporter Spotlight. Laurel has been volunteering with the YWRC since April of 2014 when she joined our Young Empowerment Partnership (YEP) group. She […]

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