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April 2021

7th Annual Clothing and Comfort Drive

April 19 @ 8:00 am - April 23 @ 4:00 pm
YWCA Lancaster, 110 North Lime Street
Lancaster, PA 17602 United States
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We are accepting monetary donations and NEW clothing or comfort items to support victim survivors of sexual abuse receiving medical care at local hospitals. Sexual assault is a crime. As a result, clothing and undergarments of victim survivors may be collected for evidence at the time of a SAFE exam. Many hospitals provide donated clothing to patients in order to replace the clothing collected for evidential purposes. With hundreds of victim/survivors seeking medical care, there is a huge need for…

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Stand Against Racism

April 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Family Book Reading April 23rd at 6:30pm, Roots Run Deep with Author Zetta Elliot. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87465672131?pwd=ZXZWMWlpd0FCVFpaVWJUcDB6WFBCdz09 Meeting ID: 874 6567 2131 Passcode: 896021

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Race Against Racism

April 24 - May 22
YWCA Lancaster, 110 North Lime Street
Lancaster, PA 17602 United States
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Run with us in our 23rd year and longest-running Race Against Racism in the country by racing your way April 24 – May 22, 2021. Run or walk a distance of 5K on our new self-guided course through historic Lancaster or choose your favorite trail, course or treadmill. The choice is yours! Don’t forget to share your photos on social using #RARLancaster! The Kids’ Fun Run is going virtual too! Kids 12 and under can participate in a 100 yard dash virtually.…

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Jam for SAAM

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Station One Center for the Arts, 411 W King St.
Lancaster, PA 17603 United States
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Location: Online at https://www.stationonecfa.org/ Details: YWCA Lancaster is Partnering with Station One Center for the Arts to put on a virtual concert of local Lancaster artists. To attend the virtual concert and participate in activities for a chance to win prizes, check out Station One’s website. Proceeds support victim survivors of harassment, abuse, and assault receiving services at the Sexual Assault Prevention and Counseling Center at YWCA Lancaster. Contact: Samantha Thiry at sthiry@ywcalancaster.org 717-823-6020.

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Reclaiming Our Time

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Reclaiming our time is a collective space for the Black and Brown community hosted by the YWCA Lancaster's Center for Racial and Gender Equity. This space recognizes the systemic inequities Black and Brown people endure while celebrating excellence and the unwavering ability to have joy. Together, this space will reclaim our time to gather, uplift, and mend as a people. Our sessions happen the last Sunday of the month at 6 p.m. via Zoom. You will receive log in information upon registering. April…

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7th Annual Clothing and Comfort Drive

April 26 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm
YWCA Lancaster, 110 North Lime Street
Lancaster, PA 17602 United States
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We are accepting monetary donations and NEW clothing or comfort items to support victim survivors of sexual abuse receiving medical care at local hospitals. Sexual assault is a crime. As a result, clothing and undergarments of victim survivors may be collected for evidence at the time of a SAFE exam. Many hospitals provide donated clothing to patients in order to replace the clothing collected for evidential purposes. With hundreds of victim/survivors seeking medical care, there is a huge need for…

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Personal Safety Storytime Series

April 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, repeating until April 26, 2021

Join YWCA Lancaster Educator, Danielle (she/her), as she reads books throughout April on personal safety for kids! Information about ways adults can continue to educate children on boundaries and consent will be available on our website at ywcalancaster.org. Dates: April 12th: Listening to My Body by Gabi Garcia, Book translated in Spanish with help of Sandra Valdez from SACA! April 19th - C is for Consent by Eleanor Morrison April 26th- My Body! What I say Goes! by Jayneen Sanders…

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Rachels Fundraiser

April 30 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rachel’s Café & Crêperie, 201 West Walnut Street
Lancaster, PA 17603 United States
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Eat a Crepe and Support YWCA Lancaster! Location: 201 W. Walnut Street, Lancaster and 608 Richmond Square, Lancaster Details: Rachel’s Café and Creperie will donate a portion of its proceeds to YWCA Lancaster’s Sexual Assault Prevention & Counseling Center. Contact: Susan Hall at shall@ywcalancaster.org 717.869.5024

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May 2021

New Choices Career Development Class

May 3 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until May 7, 2021

New Choices Career Development Program is a life-changing opportunity for Lancaster, York and Chester County’s individuals in transition to achieve economic self-sufficiency through personal development, career guidance, and job training. New Choices is funded through the Pennsylvania Women Work office of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. Currently, we offer virtual courses – one week for 10 hours, offered twice a month - a morning session from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and an afternoon session 1:30-3:30 p.m., completely FREE of charge. Upon the…

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Sexual Assault Hotline Training

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until May 24, 2021

YWCA Lancaster, 110 North Lime Street
Lancaster, PA 17602 United States
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Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays May 3rd- May 26th Time: 6-8:15 PM (6-9 on May 14th) Location: Zoom The training is 40 hours total: Approximately 22 live remote/18 independent on-line modules No fee to participate! Volunteers and calls remotely. Training is PCAR approved and may be transferable (upon successful completion) to other rape crisis centers in PA . Upon completion of the classes, individuals are required to complete an exit interview with Director in order to obtain a certificate of completion.

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