YWCA South Hampton Roads Appoints New CEO Michelle Ellis Young

Monday, April 26, 2021

NORFOLK, VA –YWCA South Hampton Roads (YWCA-SHR) Board of Directors has named Michelle Ellis Young as its new CEO, following an extensive national search. Michelle Ellis Young’s background as an executive director of non-profit organizations, humanitarian, and educator will further advance the mission of the organization. “We are thrilled to welcome Michelle as our new… Continue Reading YWCA South Hampton Roads Appoints New CEO Michelle Ellis Young

Earth Day & Environmental Racism – Be Anti-Racist in a Climate Changing World

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

During our 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge we took a deep dive into Environmental Racism. Today we’d like to shed some light on this rarely discussed topic. Below are some resources to help you learn about Environmental Racism, and we would like to kick things off with talking about what Environmental Justice is. What is environmental justice?  When we started… Continue Reading Earth Day & Environmental Racism – Be Anti-Racist in a Climate Changing World

Racial Justice Town Hall: Racism as a Public Health Crisis RESOURCES

Monday, February 22, 2021

Dr. LaQuiche Parrott Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), Navigating EdEquityVA – Virginia’s Roadmap to Equity. The comprehensive guidance document outlines the Commonwealth’s shared education equity priorities and advances tools and resources that support local school divisions. With a focus on centering equity through cultural competency and the elimination of opportunity gaps, the framework affirms the… Continue Reading Racial Justice Town Hall: Racism as a Public Health Crisis RESOURCES

How the Norfolk Family Justice Center is helping serve survivors of sexual assault

Thursday, April 2, 2020

The Norfolk Family Justice Center (NFJC) held its grand opening in November 2019 with the goal of providing more comprehensive services to victims of violence, all in one location. The clinic at the NFJC is a safe space that offers medical forensic exams performed by a team of caring sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs). These… Continue Reading How the Norfolk Family Justice Center is helping serve survivors of sexual assault

What can YOU do?

Thursday, October 17, 2019

In the United States, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime (Source: NCADV.org).  With such high statistics, you have likely had a loved one experience violence, whether or not you were aware of their experience.  If they… Continue Reading What can YOU do?

Ending sexual assault: It’s up to you

Monday, September 10, 2018

By Mary Kate Andris, YWCA South Hampton Roads President and CEO April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month – an opportunity to create community action to end this societal scourge. Nationally, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds, according to Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). On average, 68 percent of… Continue Reading Ending sexual assault: It’s up to you