JOIN US FOR A WEEK WITHOUT VIOLENCE
For more than 20 years, YWCA has set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence—a week when YWCAs join as part of a global movement with World YWCA to end violence against women and girls.
Join us during our annual Week Without Violence, October 16-20, as we do the work to raise awareness and advocate for the accessible, effective, and consistent resources that survivors of sexual and domestic violence need to build the flourishing futures they deserve.
ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE
- Ask if your employer(s) have a domestic violence policy; if not, encourage them to create one
- Organize a moment of silence in honor of victims/survivors
- Share a domestic violence facts on social media
- Commit to adopt a local shelter for the holidays and send the families and individuals staying there clothing, toys, and gift cards
- Light the town purple! Replace the lightbulbs outside your home (or inside near a window) with purple lightbulbs; wear purple and encourage your family to do the same
- Collect your used cell phones and donate them to your local domestic violence shelter
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Cece’s Hope Center
Founded in 2017, Cece’s Hope Center is dedicated to the memory of a young woman who survived a traumatic childhood, successfully transitioned into adulthood, and found her happiness. Cece’s Hope Center exists to support young women like Cece who have endured or are at-risk of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Through three (3) different programs, Information and Referral, Case Management, and Transitional Housing, Cece’s Hope Center serves many young women during their journey from trauma to healing.
Maggie’s Place is 501(c)3 organization committed to serving mothers – upholding dignity, providing support for those experiencing barriers to thriving. Maggie’s Place offers a caring support system and source of hope to women experiencing homelessness during the critical time of pregnancy and baby’s first year. Maggie’s Place provides a nurturing and stable home, nutritious food, infant supplies, access to medical care, and programs that are trauma informed, focused on building resiliency and strengthening families.
A New LEaf
Since 1971, A New Leaf has provided assistance to those most in need in our community, helping families, children, and adults overcome the challenges they face. A New Leaf offers 7 distinct pillars of service: Domestic violence, Housing and Shelter, family support, Health & Wellness, Foster Care, Education, and financial empowerment. Communities are made stronger when families are safe, have a secure home, are able to provide for themselves and their children, and are ultimately given a chance to make a brighter future for themselves. By offering these seven pillars of service, A New Leaf is helping households move from crisis to stability, making our community a better place to live.
Hope’s Crossing is a one-stop
resource for women in transition, back to a healthy and sustainable life. They offer transformational programs, restorative services and valuable community resources to restore hope in countless lives. Hope’s Crossing is committed to helping women overcome barriers that have prevented personal goals or successes through programs and services like fundamentals of freedom, anger management, grief & coping, family reunification, employment services, jobs and skills training, free clothing, and more.
AZ Coalition to end sexual and domestic violence
The Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence was formed in 1980 so that concerned citizens and professionals could unite in a statewide organization to end domestic violence. The coalition amplifies awareness of sexual and domestic violence to reduce stigma, prevent violence, and champion healing and justice and supports organizations in building and sustaining trauma-informed responses and comprehensive services.
There are many ways to get involved at YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix
Your voice matters as we stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen communities. Whether you have time, talents, or treasures to contribute, learn how you can plug in to the YWCA community.