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Network Luncheon: October 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. YWCA Greater Lafayette provided 8,205 nights of safe shelter to survivors of domestic violence and their children in 2017. Our trained volunteers and domestic violence staff answered 6,339 crisis calls through our domestic violence hotline, which is staffed 24 hours a day, every day.… Continue Reading Network Luncheon: October 2018

Network Luncheon: September 2018

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Obesity is a leading health concern in the United States. For many individuals, following the long-prescribed low-fat diet recommendations haven’t provided much success. Our September Network Luncheon, presented by Dr. Tamara Hazbun, Department Chair of Medically Supervised Weight Loss at IU Health Arnett, will focus on the health benefits of choosing a low carbohydrate diet.… Continue Reading Network Luncheon: September 2018

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2018 Purple Purse Challenge

Saturday, September 8, 2018

YWCA Greater Lafayette is thrilled to announce that we are participating in the 2018 Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge! One in three women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. What’s worse, 99% of all domestic violence cases involve financial abuse. The Purple Purse Challenge is a nationwide fundraising competition that aims to raise awareness… Continue Reading 2018 Purple Purse Challenge

YWCA USA: Stop Allowing Abuse

Friday, February 9, 2018

STATEMENT BY YWCA USA CEO ALEJANDRA Y. CASTILLO “Domestic violence continues to be an epidemic impacting one in four women in the United States. One of the primary reasons domestic violence continues at this pace is because abusers face little to no accountability for their actions. Often, they are protected by other people in power,… Continue Reading YWCA USA: Stop Allowing Abuse

We Need Real Solutions, Not Platitudes

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Statement by YWCA USA CEO, Alejandra Y. Castillo “In last night’s State of the Union address, President Trump doubled down on his standard dog-whistle of divisive rhetoric and scapegoating our most underserved communities. Last night’s litany of policies focused on building a border wall, separating immigrant families and ramping up penalties for drug offenders. He… Continue Reading We Need Real Solutions, Not Platitudes