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Supporter Spotlight: Tiffany Strim

We are excited to celebrate one of our most dedicated and long-term supporters, Tiffany Strim! Tiffany has been involved with the YWRC for more than 12 years. “I have been connected with YWRC, for over 12 years. Prior to working at Hoover with SUCCESS, I collaborated with them through previous positions in the community that […]

Staff Spotlight: Klarque Denman

We are excited to spotlight one of our newer team members this month, Klarque Denman! Klarque is part of our Young Moms team as a Childbirth and Perinatal Specialist. She is also a doula and supervises the YWRC’s doula program. “I strive to help young moms with their needs, questions and overall success! I go […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Sidney Pezley

Sidney Pezley is a strong supporter of local girls and young women, and started as a weekly volunteer at the Young Women’s Resource Center in the beginning of 2019. She supports the YWRC with a variety of database and donor acknowledgment projects. “As part of the volunteer work I do, I get to see the […]

Board Spotlight: Jill Lippincott

The YWRC has had the privilege of receiving Jill Lippincott’s support for six years. She has been an active volunteer throughout this whole time and is always willing to step in to help. “I became involved with YWRC through the recommendation of a friend who was involved in the organization, believed in its mission and […]

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 […]

Staff Spotlight: Maria Savaidis

This month we are happy to introduce one of our newest staff members, Maria Savaidis. Maria started with us as a Mental Health Therapist about three months ago. In her role, Maria works with girls and young women ages 10 – 21 by appointment. “I help girls with a wide variety of symptoms/diagnoses including anxiety, depression, […]

Staff Spotlight: Ashley Ezzio

We are excited to celebrate one of our hard working, dedicated and kind staff members this month, Ashley Ezzio. Ashley has been part of the Young Women’s Resource Center team for a little more than two years as our Childbirth and Perinatal Specialist. A main component of her role is to facilitate a weekly pregnancy […]

Client Spotlight: Danielle Yonemura

Danielle began her journey with the YWRC when she was referred to our Young Moms program through a counselor at North High School; she was pregnant and 14 years old. We have been honored to see her grow over the last eight years into the nurturing, responsible and successful mother she is today. Danielle officially […]

Staff Spotlight: Kahara Hunafa

Wearing many hats is something Kahara Hunafa, Empowerment Program Specialist, thrives on. Over the last three and a half years, Kahara has become an integral part of the YWRC team. “I, along with three other Empowerment staff and two Empowerment Assistants, go into Greater Des Moines schools to facilitate small, six-week Empowerment Groups. These groups […]

Supporter Spotlight: Terry Hernandez

We are excited to honor Terry Hernandez in our Supporter Spotlight. Terry has been leading the Chrysalis Foundation as the Executive Director since 1997. Chrysalis is a foundation that partners with the Greater Des Moines community, including the Young Women’s Resource Center (YWRC), to provide Iowa women and girls leadership skills, educational and economic opportunities, […]