YWCA Central Alabama

YWCA Central Alabama Eliminating Racism. Empowering Women. YWCA Central Alabama Follow us on Twitter @ywcentralal Since 1903, the YWCA Central Alabama has strived to create a more caring community.
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For more than 100 years, the YW continues to plant the seeds of hope providing comfort where there is pain, love where there is loneliness, and a light where there is darkness. The YWCA serves as a place of refuge, responding to the needs of women and their families providing hope and opportunities in a warm, family-like environment. The YWCA Central Alabama’s programs and services focus on three major areas: child care, domestic violence services, and affordable housing. The YW also sponsors a Women’s Resource Center and a Chapel Gallery for Visual and Performing Arts in addition to programs and events that enhance the well being of women and children in Central Alabama. Visit our website to learn more about the YW’s programs and services!

Mission: YWCA Central Alabama is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

Operating as usual

11/13/2020

On this day, November 13th, 1956, the U.S. Supreme Court finally strikes down segregation on Montgomery buses. Learn about YWCA Central Alabama and our extensive past by visiting our page on history: ywcabham.org/history

YWCA Central Alabama provided 10,389 nights of safety to 243 adults and 154 children in 2 shelters in 2019. Learn more a...
11/12/2020

YWCA Central Alabama provided 10,389 nights of safety to 243 adults and 154 children in 2 shelters in 2019.
Learn more about how we’ve been continuing the fight to end domestic violence: https://www.ywcabham.org/end-domestic-violence

YWCA Central Alabama continues to achieve our mission and vision by providing access to thousands of nights of shelter a...
11/11/2020

YWCA Central Alabama continues to achieve our mission and vision by providing access to thousands of nights of shelter and housing to those in need. See more at our website, https://www.ywcabham.org/about-us

Join us for YWCA Central Alabama’s Monthly Volunteer Orientation, November 10th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT. Connect ...
11/10/2020

Join us for YWCA Central Alabama’s Monthly Volunteer Orientation, November 10th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT. Connect with us and see more information at http://ow.ly/dLJv30rjo1i 🤝

YWCA Central Alabama is working every day to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and d...
11/08/2020

YWCA Central Alabama is working every day to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. We serve women, children, and families in adverse circumstances, whether they live in poverty or in fear for their lives. Take a look at our Mission Impact to see how we changed lives in 2019: http://ow.ly/Dzof30riGk7

YWCA Central Alabama works every day to empower girls and women. We celebrate this monumental moment in history. Women b...
11/07/2020

YWCA Central Alabama works every day to empower girls and women. We celebrate this monumental moment in history. Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg

GAME-CHANGER! Today, we congratulate Kamala Harris, who has made history as the first woman & woman of color elected as Vice President of the U.S. This monumental step will help continue to pave the way for woman leaders across our nation for years to come. #KamalaHarrisVP #Election2020Results

In 2019, YWCA Central Alabama responded to 2,014 calls to our Crisis Line 205.322.4878 (HURT). Our Crisis Line is operat...
11/06/2020

In 2019, YWCA Central Alabama responded to 2,014 calls to our Crisis Line 205.322.4878 (HURT). Our Crisis Line is operated along with our emergency shelters for victims and their children in Jefferson, St. Clair, and Blount counties. Our agency’s 24-Hour line assists callers with safety planning and other resources.

YWCA Central Alabama has a variety of temporary and permanent housing options for individuals and families. We work ever...
11/05/2020

YWCA Central Alabama has a variety of temporary and permanent housing options for individuals and families. We work every day to ensure equal and fair access to a variety of housing types to accommodate multiple needs, and we strive to uphold the dignity of each person we are privileged to serve. See more about our housing programs via our website: http://ow.ly/Rvel50CbBfc

With more than 2 million votes cast, Alabama stood together. Thank you to our amazing poll workers who helped us exercis...
11/04/2020

With more than 2 million votes cast, Alabama stood together. Thank you to our amazing poll workers who helped us exercise our right to vote.

YWCA Central Alabama’s Housing Department is committed to providing excellent housing and supportive programming for wom...
11/03/2020

YWCA Central Alabama’s Housing Department is committed to providing excellent housing and supportive programming for women, children and families and works every day to ensure equal and fair access to a variety of housing types to accommodate multiple needs.
See more at https://www.ywcabham.org/community-housing

Central Alabama, today is the day registered voters exercise their civic duty and cast their votes at the ballot boxes. ...
11/03/2020

Central Alabama, today is the day registered voters exercise their civic duty and cast their votes at the ballot boxes. Although, there was a nationwide surge in early voting, it's not too late to vote! Let today be the day when your voice is heard in this year’s general election. Plus, don’t forget to review your statewide amendments on your ballots. Polling places are open from 7am – 7pm. To find your polling place, view a sample ballot for your county, and other election day voter information, check the Alabama Secretary of State website - https://www.sos.alabama.gov/alabama-votes

If you run into any issues at your polling place, please call the Election Protection Line:
English: 1-866-OUR-VOTE/1-866-687-8683
Spanish: 1-866-VE-Y-VOTA/1-839-8682
#YWomenVOTE
#YWCA
#YWEVOTE

11/02/2020

On November 2nd, Day of the Dead festivities take place in many areas of Mexico. Although death and celebrations seem strange, for most Mexicans the two are intricately entwined.

This traditions started with the ancient indigenous peoples of Mexico (Purepecha, Nahua, Totonac and Otomí) who believed that the souls of the dead return each year to visit with their living relatives - to eat, drink and be merry.
#diadelosmuertos

Women are change-makers—in our families, our workplaces, our communities, and our country. This November, let’s make sur...
10/31/2020

Women are change-makers—in our families, our workplaces, our communities, and our country. This November, let’s make sure our voices are heard at the polls! bit.ly/2O9Nfmy @YWCAUSA #YWomenVote

10/31/2020

YWCA Central Alabama wishes you a happy and safe Halloween.

10/29/2020

Vigils provide us with the passion and energy needed to do this difficult work. Throughout October, the nation observes National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and shines a spotlight on what each of us can do to end intimate partner violence.

YWCA Central Alabama observes the month with our Annual Candlelight Vigil to End Domestic Violence, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. on Facebook, 10:45 a.m. on YouTube.

(Please note the name change: Terri Gardner, Magic City Chapter of The Links, Inc.)

10/29/2020
Domestic Violence Awareness Month Vigil 2020

Tune in now! Watch our Virtual Candlelight Vigil as we remember our “Silent Witnesses,” victims of domestic violence. Let’s #PowerUp to end intimate partner violence.

#DVAM2020 #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_djOozeuBbM&feature=youtu.be

(Please note the name change: Terri Gardner, Magic City Chapter of The Links, Inc.)

YWCA Central Alabama pauses during the 2020 Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October) to remember survivors and victims. A small #DVAM candlelight vigil wa...

10/28/2020
Domestic Violence Awareness Month Vigil 2020

#YWCACentralAlabama's 2020 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Vigil premieres tomorrow, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. on Facebook and at 10:45 a.m. on YouTube. #DVAM2020

YWCA Central Alabama pauses during the 2020 Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October) to remember survivors and victims. A small #DVAM candlelight vigil wa...

24 domestic violence victims were killed in Alabama in 2013. That same year, there were 2,872 domestic violence aggravat...
10/28/2020

24 domestic violence victims were killed in Alabama in 2013. That same year, there were 2,872 domestic violence aggravated assaults and 32,587 domestic violence simple assaults in the state.
#YWCACentralAL 24-hour Crisis Line, 205-322-4878 (HURT)
#DVAM2020

16% of violent offenses in Alabama in 2013 were domestic violence incidents. A firearm was used in 15% of these offenses...
10/25/2020

16% of violent offenses in Alabama in 2013 were domestic violence incidents. A firearm was used in 15% of these offenses.

#YWCACentralAL 24-hour Crisis Line, 205-322-4878 (HURT)
#DVAM2020
#WeekWithoutViolence

Join us for today's YW's Youth Summit!The summit for social justice and racial equality features student expressions thr...
10/24/2020

Join us for today's YW's Youth Summit!

The summit for social justice and racial equality features student expressions through performances, testimonies, spoken word, and a panel comprising students from The Altamont School, Carver, Homewood, John Carroll, Mountain Brook, and Ramsay High School.

Share this post & information with your friends and family!

It's YWe Impact.

https://www.ywcabham.org/whats-new/10-12-2020/attend-free-oct-24-youth-summit

Use the hashtag #WWV20 to get connected, and tag us on Twitter, Facebook, and/or Instagram! Promote the Week Without Vio...
10/23/2020

Use the hashtag #WWV20 to get connected, and tag us on Twitter, Facebook, and/or Instagram! Promote the Week Without Violence campaign on social media and share your personal thoughts on why it is so important to end gender-based violence and support survivors.

At YWCA, we know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally and that some victims go unrecognized altogether. That’s why we focus on ending gender-based violence, including domestic violence, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and harassment.
#WWV20
#DVAM2020
#WeekWithoutViolence

Together, we can raise awareness about gender-based violence and the importance of supporting survivors. #WWV20 #DVAM202...
10/22/2020

Together, we can raise awareness about gender-based violence and the importance of supporting survivors.
#WWV20
#DVAM2020
#WeekWithoutViolence

10/21/2020
YWe RISE: Purse & Passion 2020

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is more than halfway over, however, our work, prevention, and awareness do not come to an end. See the YW’s impact in this survivor’s courageous story. We are honored to be a part of Jessica Jackson’s story. Please tune in next Thursday, Oct. 29th on YWCA Facebook (@YWCACentralAlabama) and YWCA YouTube (@YWCentralAL) for our Annual Candlelight Vigil.
https://youtu.be/_yVCaFkjf0I

Jessica Jackson, who lost her unborn daughter due to domestic violence, rose to become the strong and courageous woman she is today after realizing she was i...

Today’s Organize Your Butterflies podcast: The Military’s #MeToo Moment with Lucy C. Del Gaudio, Melissa Bryant, and Lin...
10/21/2020

Today’s Organize Your Butterflies podcast: The Military’s #MeToo Moment with Lucy C. Del Gaudio, Melissa Bryant, and Lindsay Church.
Listen to today’s episode: https://www.ywca.org/connect/ywca-podcast/
As calls for transparency and accountability increase, these women are leading the way to achieve justice, and making history along the way. Contribute to the conversation to demand using the hashtag #JUSTICEFORVANNESSAGUILLEN on Twitter.

It’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Join us 9-10 a.m. Oct. 21 for Seeking Safety: Dynamics of Domestic Violence. Thi...
10/21/2020

It’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Join us 9-10 a.m. Oct. 21 for Seeking Safety: Dynamics of Domestic Violence. This online conversation raises community awareness and identifies the signs of domestic violence. Take away some community resources, support services, and learn practical applications for supporting survivors of domestic violence. Register for free at ywcabham.org.
YWe #POWERUP
#DVAM2020

Help us raise awareness about gender-based violence and support for survivors by taking a Week Without Violence campaign...
10/20/2020

Help us raise awareness about gender-based violence and support for survivors by taking a Week Without Violence campaign selfie using one of our fillable signs and/or making a donation! YWCA is the largest network of domestic and sexual violence service providers in the country and your support is crucial to our work.
Fillable signs: https://ywcaweekwithoutviolence.org/about/join-our-twitter-chat/
Donate: https://secure2.convio.net/ywca/site/Donation2?df_id=1722&mfc_pref=T&1722.donation=form1

Congratulations to YWCA Central Alabama board member, Pam Cook for being appointed to the 2022 World Games Board!  We ar...
10/19/2020

Congratulations to YWCA Central Alabama board member, Pam Cook for being appointed to the 2022 World Games Board! We are grateful for your YWCA Central Alabama and Birmingham passion. #community

Ending Violence Against All Womxn, join us in the virtual panel discussion in which we will engage leaders of partner or...
10/19/2020

Ending Violence Against All Womxn, join us in the virtual panel discussion in which we will engage leaders of partner organizations who are working to eliminate violence against ALL women and their communities by providing facts and stats, debunking myths, and providing resources to help survivors thrive.

Register for the event today using the link in our bio!

Speakers include:
Saida Agostini, Vice President, Member Services, YWCA USA (moderator)
Grace Huang, Director of Policy, Asian Pacific Institute Gender-Based Violence
Rosie Hidalgo, JD, Senior Director of Public Policy, Casa de Esperanza
Isa Noyola, Deputy Director, Mijente
Megan Simmons, Senior Policy Attorney, Ujima: The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community

Did you miss any of the 21-Day Challenges? Find them here 🎉 💯 - https://mailchi.mp/ywcabham.org/21-day-challenge-congrat...
10/19/2020
21-Day Challenge: LAST 5 QUESTIONS; CONGRATULATIONS! 🎉 💯

Did you miss any of the 21-Day Challenges? Find them here 🎉 💯 - https://mailchi.mp/ywcabham.org/21-day-challenge-congrats-day-21-2020

During each week, you were presented with action items that you can do to actively engage in fighting for social and racial justice. YWCA Central Alabama applauds and appreciates you for taking the time out to partner with us. But we don’t want your work to end there. Make a pledge to continue to ...

Join YWCA Central Alabama and YWCA USA for Organize Your Butterflies - Special Week Without Violence Series. Tune in to ...
10/18/2020

Join YWCA Central Alabama and YWCA USA for Organize Your Butterflies - Special Week Without Violence Series.
Tune in to our Organize Your Butterflies podcast as we work to empower and uplift the voices of survivors.
https://ywcaweekwithoutviolence.org/week-of-action/

Help us kick off Week Without Violence 2020 by tuning in to hear from partner organizations and experts working to suppo...
10/18/2020

Help us kick off Week Without Violence 2020 by tuning in to hear from partner organizations and experts working to support survivors and prevent gender-based violence. Download, listen, and share this special #WWV20 edition of Organize Your Butterflies. We will post a total of five podcasts during Week Without Violence 2020, so be sure to check our YWCA USA podcast daily.

#WeekWithoutViolence is a part of a global movement with YWCAs across the country and around the world to end violence a...
10/18/2020

#WeekWithoutViolence is a part of a global movement with YWCAs across the country and around the world to end violence against woman and girls. Join us from October 18 - 24 as we hold events, share information and stories, advocate, and more with a common goal in mind: together, we can end gender-based violence.

YWCA Central Alabama sends our condolences to the White family during this difficult time. Debbie White generously gave ...
10/16/2020

YWCA Central Alabama sends our condolences to the White family during this difficult time. Debbie White generously gave her time and passion to the women and families of the YW for nearly twenty years. She will be missed by all at YWCA Central Alabama.

It’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Join us 9-10 a.m. Oct. 21 for Seeking Safety: Dynamics of Domestic Violence. Thi...
10/16/2020

It’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Join us 9-10 a.m. Oct. 21 for Seeking Safety: Dynamics of Domestic Violence. This online conversation raises community awareness and identifies the signs of domestic violence. Take away some community resources, support services, and learn practical applications for supporting survivors of domestic violence. Register for free at ywcabham.org.
YWe #POWERUP
#DVAM2020

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Please see the below survey seeking to hear from survivors and feel free to share! Domestic Violence Resource Survey This is a research participation opportunity for survivors of domestic violence who are interested in sharing their experiences with seeking resources, how helpful you feel these resources are, and information related to your mental health. The purpose of this study is to gather information about the experiences of domestic violence survivors and to improve the resources available to survivors. • What: Complete an online survey which will take approximately 25-35 minutes to complete. • Eligibility: Any individual 18 years or older who has experienced physical, sexual, psychological, or economic abuse from a partner. This can include individuals who have had these experiences in the past or those who are experiencing it currently. • Compensation: Participants who complete the survey will have the opportunity to enter a raffle for one of the following Amazon gift cards: three $50 gift cards, eight $25 gift cards, and fifteen $10 gift cards. If interested in learning more about participating, please follow this link:
Please see the below survey seeking to hear from survivors and feel free to share! Domestic Violence Resource Survey This is a research participation opportunity for survivors of domestic violence who are interested in sharing their experiences with seeking resources, how helpful you feel these resources are, and information related to your mental health. The purpose of this study is to gather information about the experiences of domestic violence survivors and to improve the resources available to survivors. • What: Complete an online survey which will take approximately 25-35 minutes to complete. • Eligibility: Any individual 18 years or older who has experienced physical, sexual, psychological, or economic abuse from a partner. This can include individuals who have had these experiences in the past or those who are experiencing it currently. • Compensation: Participants who complete the survey will have the opportunity to enter a raffle for one of the following Amazon gift cards: three $50 gift cards, eight $25 gift cards, and fifteen $10 gift cards. If interested in learning more about participating, please follow this link:
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Training registration available (limited seating) No Cost: CEU for Social Workers (4) Come learn more about preventing and protecting women and adolescents against opioid use, misuse and addiction. Increase your level of knowledge and awareness to bridge the gaps in the system of care. Overviewing signs of an overdose, what to do to help someone including Naloxone intervention as a tool to increase the survival of a person experiencing an opioid overdose. Click picture/link below to register:
Hello! I wanted to reach out to see if anyone from YWCA was interested in attending the Magic City Youth Assembly on Saturday March 9th 9am-5pm!! Youth leaders are coming together to connect, learn, strategize and envision a better Birmingham in which all people can thrive!! We have about 20 more available spots and would love youth representatives from the YWCA to attend. We hope to see you there! Registration deadline is March 1st:
I am now gainfully employed as Management for the Housing Authority, I have a little 2 bedroom for my little guy and I, i have food in the fridge, i have furniture now. God is good! i did not do this with the help of the Y. The Y put me out because i was pregnant and had me sleeping in my car, pregnant and sick until i found 2nd chance dv shelter. please just get to 2nd chance. the curfew there is 9pm not 6pm. The staff is really nice, has an open office and comes around to actually talk to you. And they cater to women with children or women like myself, pregnant and high risk. 2nd chance helped me to apply for public housing (even though eventually they just gave me a home, under their transitional housing program. it was their that i found out about the jobs program at dhr. they do gas vouchers, car repairs AND will buy you work clothes!!! i took advantage of all of that. i then found out that the alabama career center WILL pay for you to go to school! full ride! so i signed up for that. my baby boy is doing very well as am now, and thats just God , 2nd chance, and determination on my part. please ladies before the Y try out 2nd chance.
Looking for leadership opportunities this summer? Are you a young person ready to use your voice in today’s world? Want to spend a week in NEW YORK? The Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute is hosting a series of weeklong summer leadership programs for young people entering grades 9-12. ACTIVATING LEADERSHIP National is a five day residential (overnight) program. Now open to a select group of young women across the country, EFLI’s ACTIVATING LEADERSHIP National (ALN) program will help you discover your own leadership style while meeting leaders at the forefront of social change, engaging in hands-on skill-building workshops and discovering your most authentic voice. In a new take on EFLI’s longest running program, you will tap into your own creativity and confidence and learn powerful tools to make positive changes in your school, communities and the world. By acknowledging the power we all have to affect change, ALN supports and empowers young women to find the leader within. ACTIVATING LEADERSHIP is open to: Young women entering grades 9 - 12. Apply at the link below and let me know if you have any questions!
All I can say is thank you so much for being there