What does YWCA do? We take our mission to eliminate racism and empower women, seriously. We continuously create opportunities to change hearts and minds within the community while providing a strong support system for those who are struggling with abuse. In 2022 we took action in Monterey County:
- Community Partner CSEC- Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Webinar
- Human Trafficking Symposium 2022
- Nurture Development
- Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Webinar – Staying Power
- Surviving to Thriving
- We attended the Overdose Symposium
- Know Your Rights Virtual Youth Training
- 2 Domestic Violence Advocate trainings
- Dating Matters Youth Education program
- Safe Dates by Hazeldon
5 Marches & Vigils
- Stand Against Racism
- Week Without Violence Greenfield
- Week Without Violence Seaside
- AIM Youth Mental Health Awareness Walk Rally
- Stop Domestic Violence Vigil Soledad
21 Outreach Events
- Resource Fair DDTA
- Fall Family Festival
- Salinas Pride
- National Night Out, 5 locations!
- YEA Recruitment
- Back to School Resource Fair
- And many more!
Action for Survivors of Abuse
Class of 2023, National Charity League (NCL), Monterey Bay Chapter has been volunteering for YWCA-MC donating a meal to the shelter every week with extra meals around the holidays and for our programs. They constantly include us in donation drives and have donated hygiene products, diapers, feminine hygiene products, wipes, clothes, shoes, and so many other items.
Along with diaper drives, we helped organize four Monterey County shelters and collected the most needed items to survive.
YWCA-MC continuously runs a food bank program to help those who are struggling with food insecurity
Help for Survivors of Abuse
We trained two different groups to certify them to be Domestic Violence Advocates. They now have the ability to provide support guiding survivors to the resources available to help them restart their lives.
YWCA-MC has provided safe shelter in an anonymous location where they are able to access full wrap-around services tailored to their individual needs.
YWCA-MC offers Mental Health services including therapy for those suffering the trauma of abuse from both Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking.
Our team putting our mission into action by walking together to take a stand against racism until justice just is. Christine made progress with the US Armed Forces!
Our YEA team created a Youtube video to show our youth how to spot red flags for dating violence. Click Here to see the video on Youtube.
YWCA-MC recognizes that all those who suffer from Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking deserve to be helped. We joined the pride celebrations to spread the message.
Along with the many local Non Profits that provide support, we like to recognize our other supporters! $550 was raised through independent fundraisers on Facebook! We are honored Facebook users decided to dedicate funds to our organization for their birthday fundraisers!
Alvarado Brewery as part of their Brave Noise initiative presented the YWCA MC with $10,000 to go towards our DV services.
Each year the Man Up Crusade raffles this coveted belt buckle. This year we included gift baskets to up the ante!
Last year during the 2021 MC Gives fundraising campaign we were able to raise:
Can you help us get to $40,000? MC Gives! will give a percentage match for every dollar we raise. It truly makes a difference and, since we are a 501.c3 you can write it off your taxes! Donations to charity can give you a big write off so consider donating to the organization fighting for good during MC Gives! November 10th through December 31st 2022.
What can you do?
Donate now and your gift will be matched through Monterey County Gives! Now through December 31st, your gift to YWCA-MC will be increased by a percentage match thanks to a collaboration between the Community Foundation for Monterey County, the Monterey Peninsula Foundation and the Monterey County Weekly. By Clicking on the Donate Button, you will be directed to MC Gives! webpage where you may safely make a charitable donation directly to YWCA-Monterey County.
Another way to donate:
If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can make a gift from your IRA account up to $100,000 per year. It qualifies toward your required minimum distribution (RMD) which can lower your income and taxes. If you are married and file jointly, your spouse can also make a gift of up to $100,000 from his or her IRA. Contact the Community Foundation for Monterey County at 831.375.9712 for instructions or to learn more.
We sincerely appreciate every dollar donated and hope that you are as passionate as we are!