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Empowering Growth: Childhood Trauma Care Conference

YWCA Lancaster’s Childhood Trauma Care Conference hosted by the Sexual Assault Prevention and Counseling Center brought together over 150 professionals, advocates, and community members to explore innovative approaches and strategies for supporting individuals impacted by childhood trauma. Our keynote speaker was the Commonwealth Victim Advocate of Pennsylvania, Suzanne Estrella from the Pennsylvania Office of Victim […]

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Alexis: Finding the Tools to Learn

In June of 2023, Alexis learned about a life-changing opportunity—the New Choices Career Development Program offered by YWCA Lancaster. Little did she know that this no-cost course would pave the way for a transformative journey. From day one, Alexis approached the program with determination, attending every session and successfully completing the intensive three-week course, but […]

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Black Artist Waystation: 2024 Applications Open

Celebrating its third iteration, YWCA Lancaster is thrilled to announce that applications for the 2024 Black Artist Waystation are now open! Originally launched in 2021, the Black Artist Waystation supports Black artists working at the intersection of art, culture, and social change by promoting artistic expression that amplifies the voices of disadvantaged communities, and harnesses […]

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Meet our new Board Members!

We are thrilled to welcome five exceptional new women to our team of dedicated community members charged with driving our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women forward. Since its creation in 1889, YWCA Lancaster’s board has been fully represented by female-identifying community members, and we are proud to have these women with their expansive […]

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Ashley: Turning Dreams Into Reality

Ashley is a young wife and mother who was referred to New Choices by our partner, Patients R Waiting, through her doula Lydia, who also happens to be New Choices’ wonderfully awesome Program Assistant & Case Manager.   She started classes in September with a goal of becoming a nurse but was unsure how she […]

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Donate and Support YWCA Lancaster!

It’s the perfect time to clean out your closet, give it a seasonal refresh, and support YWCA Lancaster! While you’re sorting through your clothing, consider the benefits of donating your used items to Community Aid. Not only does this declutter your space, but it also contributes to a sustainable fashion cycle and supports the work […]

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The Season of Giving at YWCA Lancaster

Many community members and businesses make end-of-year giving an opportunity to support their community and support organizations that align with their values and priorities. At YWCA Lancaster, we believe in the feeling of connection and a sense of purpose that is achieved when we support something bigger than ourselves. It’s what the season of giving […]

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Our Imperative: Your Future

Thank you for supporting YWCA Lancaster in the 2023 ExtraGive! With your support we raised more than $52,000 to support our mission. Whether it was to support our Center for Racial and Gender Equity, our Sexual Assault Prevention and Counseling Center, our New Choices Career Development Program, our Kepler Hall Residence Program, or our YWonderful Kids […]

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Announcing the Empowering Growth Conference!

YWCA Lancaster’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Counseling Center is proud to present the Empowering Growth: Childhood Trauma Care Conference on February 15, 2024, at the Downtown Lancaster Marriott! With support from Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s Community Violence Prevention/Reduction Initiative, YWCA Lancaster aims to strengthen the existing community of care in Lancaster County by […]

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Four ways to catch YWCA Lancaster on ExtraGive day!

YWCA Lancaster is hitting the streets for ExtraGive day on November 17! We’re inviting our community to share their imperatives to help shape our work in 2024 and beyond. Join us at these locations throughout the day to share your ideas, build community, and give EXTRA to YWCA Lancaster’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering […]

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