YWCA News: 

YWCA Hosts 14th Annual Clay Bowl

Clay Bowls Molding Domestic Violence Intervention

Wine Company Gives Back to YWCA

Former Track Star Honored as YWCA's Woman of Innovation

Woman of Distinction Kathy Nimmer: Walks by Faith, not by Sight of the World

2015 Salute to Women Honors Melissa Swathwood

Ashley G. Scott Honored as Woman of Distinction

Latina Leader at Ivy Tech Named Woman of Distinction

YWCA Honors Janet Winslow as Woman of Distinction

Masquerade Ball Raises Money for New Shelter

YWCA Salute Honors Diverse Women

YWCA Honors Sadie Harper-Scott with 2015 Woman of Distinction Award

Leta Kelly Honored as YWCA's 2015 Mary Keller Ade Woman of Wisdom

Video about YWCA Domestic Violence Program and Masquerade Ball

YWCA Offering Scuba Diving Lessons

Unmasking Domestic Violence

Avon Breast Health Outreach Program Awards YWCA Grant for Breast Cancer Program 

YWCA Presented $51K Raised from Ultimate Pink Party

Party Raises $50k for YWCA Cancer Screening

YWCA Fundraiser for Domestic Violence Program

Masquerade Party Fundraiser for YWCA Domestic Violence Program

Tracy Dodds to Share Career Highlights

About 150 People for Reopened Pool

YWCA Offering Programs Focused on Special Needs

YWCA Receives $500K Grant for Domestic Violence Shelter

Nominations Open for YWCA Salute to Women

New Home and Expansion for Domestic Violence Shelter

2nd Annual Hair Wars for YWCA Domestic Violence Program

2015 Salute to Women Nominations

Fight Breast Cancer with Little Distance for a Big Difference

Chief Justice Rush: Be Proactive to Aid Youths

Chief Justice Loretta Rush Visits Lafayette YWCA

More Attention on Domestic Violence, But Funding is Still Going Down

YWCA Luncheon Features Chief Justice Rush

Coffee with Komen-Hispanic Navigation with Adriana Cornejo from YWCA Women's Cancer Program

YWCA August 2014 Pool Commercial Produced by Jay Patzschke

Local Potters Showcase Pottery at Summer Potters Market

YWCA Pool Grand Reopening with Guest David Boudia

Loss of son empowers local woman to start local support group

Olympian to celebrate YWCA Pool Grand Reopening

July 30, 2014
Thank you Tipmont REMC for the grant of $1,534 to the YWCA domestic violence shelter for baby cribs, strollers, lunch boxes, baby monitors and gates. The grant is from Tipmont's Operation Round Up.

Operation Round Up is a fund supported by Tipmont REMC members. Participating members volunteer to have their electric bill "rounded up" to the next dollar. The extra money funds grants to local non-profit organizations through the Operation Round Up.

Dance Distinction: New Dance Company is Greater Lafayette

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June 30, 2014 Pool Re-Opening Details: 
The big day has finally arrived! The YWCA Greater Lafayette is officially  re-opening the Schleman Natatorium tomorrow, July 1st, 2014. We are so thrilled to officially open our doors to the community once again and be able to provide quality access to aquatic recreation to all levels of swimmers. 

Many of you may remember the Schleman Natatorium of the past, with the large painted sailboats on the wall and a saltwater pool system, but the pool has received many updates in recent months in order to get ready for its grand re-opening. Things are a little different this time around. One of the biggest changes is that we have moved away from the old salt system in favor of a state of the art automated chlorination system. We are aware that many people loved the saltwater system, but a great many factors contributed to this change and we can assure you it was not taken lightly.

We have always been committed to welcoming swimmers back into the Schleman Natatorium by July 1st. Staying with the salt system would not have allowed us to open the doors until sometime in the fall. The parts and service availability for these types of older systems is fairly limited and would have been unavailable for a few months. Saltwater pool systems still use chlorine to sanitize and disinfect pool water, and chlorine levels must still fall into the same chlorine range as any other pool as set forth by the Tippecanoe County Health Department. However, for salt water pools, the chlorine is created through the process of electrolysis from the salt content inside the chlorine generator. By switching to the Pulsar chlorination system, we are not necessarily increasing the total amount of chlorine in the pool, only changing the method by which the chlorine is created.

The Pulsar chlorination system allows for constant monitoring of chlorine levels and helps to keep the pool pH balanced and safe for all pool users. We are confident you will love the new Schleman Natatorium, and all the changes that have come with it.

YWCA Pool Re-Opening Commercials Produced by Jay Patzschke:
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June 3, 2014
A special thank you to Suzanne Ahlersmeyer and the Rossville Presbyterian Church for donating $550 to the YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter from a Mother's Day donation drive they hosted. We appreciate your support and it will help many women and children.

Celebrating 85 Years of History at YWCA

Leadership Lafayette Hosts Volunteer Expo at YWCA

YWCA 2013 Annual Report

Heidi Kauffman Receives Award from Indiana Cancer Consortium

Senior Changes the Lives of Children

Indiana Sportswriters Honor Thrills Dodds

Charity Helps Families Dealing with Domestic Violence

Project Serves Up Help for Domestic Violence Program

Richard Cash Launches Rocket for Domestic Violence Awareness

Tracy Dodds from YWCA First Woman to be Inducted into Sportswriters Hall of Fame

Clay Bowls to Help YWCA Domestic Violence Program

April 8  is the National Observance of Equal Pay Day.  For information on the wage gap for women, visit

Ultimate Pink Party Donates $48,400 to YWCA Women's Cancer Program

March 18, 2014
Congratulations to the McCutcheon Dance Teams on their State Finals. The Varsity Ensemble comprised of Sydney Bastian, Molly Buther, Cassidy McDole, Megan Muncy, Corrin Whitus, and Alyna Pucka (honoris causa) were State Runner-up! The team is also very proud of the Jr. Varsity team, also earning a State Runner-Up title in JV Hip Hop. This is the highest the Jr. Varsity squad has ever placed at state!

YWCA Women's Cancer Program Receives $50,000 Grant

YWCA to Re-open Pool

A special thank you to the Alfred J. and Dorothy N. McAllister Foundation, a private, grant-making foundation based in Lafayette and frequent supporter of community projects, for the generous $27,500 donation towards the reopening of the YWCA pool.

March 7, 2014
A press conference was held today at YWCA to announce the pool is re-opening on July 1, 2014!!

2014 YWCA Video

March 4, 2014
A special thank you to SIA and Sherwin Williams for the paint and supplies that were donated to the YWCA women's shelter. We appreciate all of your support.

New YWCA Program Sheds Light on Abuse

YWCA Honors Tenecia Waddell

YWCA Honors JoAnn Brouillette

YWCA Honors Michelle Kreinbrook

YWCA Honors Pamela Mow and Dana Vann

YWCA Honors Jeanne Norberg

YWCA Honors Dr. Leah H. Jamieson

YWCA Honors Barbara Kerkhoff

2014 YWCA Salute to Women Honorees Press Release

Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust Awards $15,000 Grant to Women's Cancer Program

YWCA Receives $10,000 Donation from 1st Source Bank

Cancer Wellness Program Begins in January

Local Salons Battle it Out for Fashions to Benefit Domestic Violence Program

October 22, 2013   A very special thank you to The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette for the $9,475 grant for a new server for YWCA Greater Lafayette. Our server was very old and its days were numbered. We could not operate all of our programs without this and appreciate your support.

September 16, 2013  Thank you to TJ Maxx for the $500 donation to the YWCA Greater Lafayette Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention Program.  Your support of our program is much appreciated and will help many women in need.

The First Methodist Furniture Bank is in desperate need of furniture donations. Social service agencies in Lafayette, including the YWCA Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention Program, rely on the Furniture Bank to provide clients with furniture for their new homes at no cost to them. If you have furniture you would like to donate, please email to arrange a pickup time. For more information, please visit their website at

The Furniture Bank is especially in need of couches, mattresses and box springs, dressers and kitchen tables.

Point 1k race just for fun, but cause is serious

Program Improves Quality of Life Through Fitness for Cancer Survivors

September 3, 2013  A very special thank you to DeFouw Chevrolet, the DeFouw family and the YWCA Foundation of Greater Lafayette, Inc. for helping us to get a new van to transport women and children in the domestic violence program shelter. Your help is so much appreciated.

Lafayette YWCA Program Wins Purdue Award

KRAB Group Holds First Public Meeting

Excercise Program for Cancer Survivors First of Its Kind In Area

YWCA Summer Camp

Grants Awarded to Five Charitable Organizations

March 5, 2013  Jo-Ann Price Endowment Fund to Benefit YWCA Women's Cancer Program

Great article about domestic violence shelters:  Fighting Domestic Violence with Architecture and Design

March 18. 2013  Press release from Kate Smith, local owner of From Frank greeting cards.  Visit their website at  >>More

YWCA Spring Break Camp

YWCA Greater Lafayette Receives $286K Grant

YWCA Among Central Indiana Komen Grant Recipients

YWCA Receives $286K from Susan G. Komen to Help Women With Cancer

Judge Lori Stein Sabol to Speak at YWCA Network Luncheon

YWCA Announces 2013 Salute to Women Recipients

Halting Domestic Violence

YWCA to Take Charge of Conversation Circles

March 16, 2013 Congratulations to the McCutcheon Dance Team for winning State Championships in Advanced Hip Hop and Advanced Jazz! We are also VERY PROUD of our Large Ensemble who came in 4th AND of our soloist, Alyna Pucka, who was one of the top ten soloists in the state in the Sr. Solo category.  This speaks volumes as over 60 dancers competed at the regional sights and only the top 14 dancers made it to State! 

The Jr. Varsity also had a great day, scoring their highest in both routines.  They placed 4th in JV Hip Hop and 5th in JV Jazz.

Last, we are SO DELIGHTED with our middle school teams.  As this was their first year in existence and thus their first year competing, they exceeded our every expectation all season!  They concluded with their terrific year with Southwestern as the STATE RUNNER-UP in JH Hip Hop and Wea Ridge placing 9th.  In JH Jazz, Southwestern placed third and Wea Ridge 5th.  We are so excited that these little gals made it to state.  That, in and of itself, is remarkable. 

YWCA to Host Luncheon About Cervical Cancer

December 21, 2012 Thank you to the DeFouw Family for their generous donation of $10,000 through the Community Foundation to the YWCA Domestic Violence Program. We are so grateful and this will allow us to help so many women and children in our program.

Myths from Moms Debunked at YWCA Luncheon

YWCA Opens Up Salute to Women Nominations

YWCA Hosts Holiday Bingo and Silent Auction

Dr. Summer to Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

Debi DeBruyn Comcast Newsmakers Interview

Diane Jeffries Wins Making A Difference Award

Fight Domestic Violence Through Clay Bowls

Tee Off to Help YWCA Women's Cancer Program

Debi DeBruyn Joins Human Relations Commission

Graduate Students Work to Change Image of Engineering

Debi DeBruyn Joins YWCA as Executive Director

Purdue Student Example Maker Volunteers at YWCA Domestic Violence Program to Help Children

YWCA Women's Cancer Program Receives $49,000 Check from Ultimate Pink Party



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