Category Archives: Advocacy

Our fight against racism, homelessness starts early

by Margaret Mitchell, President and CEO of YWCA of Greater Cleveland. In some ways, it seems that racial tension in our society is more visible than it has been in decades. The recent and regrettable events in Charlottesville demonstrate that blatant hatred … Continue reading

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Racial Profiling Must End

by Margaret Mitchell, President and CEO of YWCA Greater Cleveland If All Lives Matter, then why are we so willing to remain silent when unarmed black Americans are shot by police? I didn’t watch Megyn Kelly and I don’t know … Continue reading

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Cleveland/Cuyahoga County to House 100 Homeless Youth in 100 Days

County stakeholders commit that no youth will age out of foster care into homelessness CLEVELAND, OHIO – September 9, 2016 – This week, Cleveland/Cuyahoga’s A Place 4 Me initiative set an ambitious goal to house 100 homeless youth ages 18-24 by … Continue reading

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We have the cause. You have the effect. Can we count on you to be a viable part of our Circle?

by Twyla Turner, Manager of Operations (Special Events & Learning Programs) at YWCA Greater Cleveland Reposted from LinkedIn Pulse. Why Helping Others Makes Us Happy We are looking for 15-25 reliable, talented, and welcoming volunteers to assist with a powerful … Continue reading

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NATIONAL INITIATIVE TO END YOUTH HOMELESSNESS SELECTS CLEVELAND/CUYAHOGA COUNTY, AUSTIN AND LOS ANGELES TO LAUNCH 100-DAY CHALLENGES

THREE COMMUNITIES TO SET AMBITIOUS GOALS TO ACCELERATE LOCAL PROGRESS TOWARD ENDING HOMELESSNESS AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE Reposted from Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 25, 2016 – Following a competitive nationwide search, A Way Home America … Continue reading

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Thank You Ohio House for Approving Bill for Foster Youth

By Kate Lodge & Margaret Mitchell YWCA Greater Cleveland would like to thank the Ohio House for approving House Bill 50 last Tuesday. The bill is designed to improve Ohio’s guardianship system and expand the age at which young people … Continue reading

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Giving Youth a Voice

“Do nothing about me without me.” – Grantmakers for Effective Organizations In her old world,  “Anna” was used to people making decisions for her. But now, Anna lives on her own (and makes her own decisions) at Independence Place, YWCA … Continue reading

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