Faces of YWRC Archives

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 […]

Supporter Spotlight: Beth Mensing

Beth Mensing has been a key supporter of the YWRC for more than a decade, whether it’s through the sharing of new trainings, anatomically correct plush reproductive models or new teaching resources. Through her current work with Planned Parenthood of the North Central States, Beth ensures she is up-to-date on age appropriate, fact based reproductive […]

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 […]

Client Spotlight: Young Powerful Moms

About a month ago, our Childbirth & Perinatal Specialist Ashley posed this question to our Young Moms participants: “What challenge have you faced as a young parent (housing, economic, education, health, etc.) and how did you overcome it. What helped you?” In celebration of the strength, resiliency and perseverance of our young moms, we’d like to […]

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, […]