The YWCA pool will be closed on Thursday, July 31 for maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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. www.tipmont.org
Dance Distinction: New Dance Company is Greater Lafayette
Looking for Child Care Resources? Visit www.thechildcareresourcenetwork.org.
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 www.closethewagegap.com
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. www.cfglaf.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a pickup time. For more information, please visit their website at www.fumcwl.org/furniture.
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 www.greetingsfromfrank.com >>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