Suicide Prevention Resources: What You Need to Know

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

September 10th is National Suicide Prevention Day. In this year’s theme, “Creating Hope through Action,” we aim to create hope for the future. This initiative is made possible by working together as a community to raise awareness about suicide and suicide prevention. In addition, assisting those in need with suicide prevention resources and support. Destigmatizing… Continue Reading Suicide Prevention Resources: What You Need to Know

Moms' Equal Pay Day

Moms’ Equal Pay Day

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Today is Moms’ Equal Pay Day, the day to symbolize how far into the year women must work to make what men did in the previous year. Women are paid 80 cents on the dollar for the same work as men. Mothers are paid even less at 74 cents on the dollar for full-time employees.… Continue Reading Moms’ Equal Pay Day

Women’s Equality Day

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

It’s been 103 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting (some) women the right to vote in 1920. Women of color were blocked both by violence and oppressive legislation from taking part in this pivotal moment in our country’s history. As we approach another election season, the parallels between… Continue Reading Women’s Equality Day

Supreme Court Eliminates Affirmative Action in College Admissions

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Our team at YWCA South Hampton Roads is disappointed in the Supreme Court’s ruling to end Affirmative Action. For decades, Affirmative Action in universities paved the way to right the wrongs of exclusion and segregation. It broke down barriers of disenfranchisement and allowed Black and POC students an equitable opportunity for their academic endeavors. This… Continue Reading Supreme Court Eliminates Affirmative Action in College Admissions

Promoting Economic Justice through Financial Education

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

YWCA South Hampton Roads Partners With Sqwire to Provide Financial Education to Marginalized Communities YWCA South Hampton Roads (YWCA SHR) is excited to announce its partnership with Sqwire to bring comprehensive financial literacy training to marginalized communities in Hampton Roads. This partnership will provide women in crisis with access to the support, education, and tools… Continue Reading Promoting Economic Justice through Financial Education

Meet our Panel: Hispanic Heritage Month

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Meet our Panelists & Moderator Giovanna Genard, M.Ed. Giovanna Genard is Assistant Vice President for Strategic Communication and Chief Marketing Officer at Old Dominion University, where she leads the institution’s innovative marketing and global brand strategy, storytelling, web, and digital marketing initiatives. As an inclusive leader, she volunteers to close the equity gap, create a… Continue Reading Meet our Panel: Hispanic Heritage Month

Dating Violence Resources

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Teen Dating Violence Resources Teen Dating Violence or Relationship Violence is scary and difficult to spot both when you’re the one experiencing it or a friend on the outside of the relationship. Abuse in a relationship can look different and doesn’t always have to be physical. This can be daunting to navigate and be upsetting… Continue Reading Dating Violence Resources