YWCA South Hampton Roads’ Statement on the Resignation of Governor Andrew Cuomo

Thursday, August 12, 2021

August 11, 2021  As a leader in domestic and sexual violence services, YWCA South Hampton Roads’ (YWCA SHR) commitment is to believing the voices of survivors and providing them all the resources we have without barriers, fear of judgment, or negative repercussions. Those who have experienced domestic and/or sexual violence deserve our respect and a chance to rebuild a life that… Continue Reading YWCA South Hampton Roads’ Statement on the Resignation of Governor Andrew Cuomo

Pink Day & the Pink Tax

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Have you heard of the Pink Tax? It isn’t often talked about, but it’s something we at YWCA South Hampton Roads felt needed to be discussed. Everyday women, people of color, and people in the LGBTQ+ community face discrimination that often has to be overcome. We are tired. We are exhausted from having to push… Continue Reading Pink Day & the Pink Tax

Juneteenth Resources

Monday, June 14, 2021

The Other Independence Day Why Juneteenth Should Finally be Celebrated as a National Holiday What it Means to Celebrate Juneteenth This Year Celebrating Juneteenth: America’s Second Independence Day Juneteenth: the “Other” Independence Day Freedom for Who? A Reflection on Juneteenth and the Fourth of July Senate passes bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday This… Continue Reading Juneteenth Resources

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