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sexual exploitation of children

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children -CSEC

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

WHAT IS CSEC? Commercial sexual exploitation of children, CSEC, refers to a range of crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children for financial benefit. Traffickers exchange for monetary or non-monetary value. Non-monetary value includes; food, drugs, shelter, and protection. There are several acts that fall into what is categorized as CSEC; some of these acts… Continue Reading Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children -CSEC

celebrates black history

YWCA-MC Celebrates Black History Month

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

YWCA-MC celebrates Black History month in several tangible ways. By recognizing ahcievements of African-Americans in the United States, working on our Stand Against Racism campaign as well as continuing to promote the “Until Justice Just Is” YWCA national advocacy effort. History of Black History Month Black History month first began in 1915 after the abolishment… Continue Reading YWCA-MC Celebrates Black History Month

connected in pride

Connected in Pride Virtual Event

Friday, July 17, 2020

The YWCA-MC has joined Salinas Valley Pride Celebrations to support a Virtual Event, Connected in Pride.  Saturday, August 1st between 12 PM and 3 PM online followed by an online dance party with DJ LUNA. This event exemplifies the alliance we pledge to the LGBTQ+ Community.  Join the event to show your support!  Virtual attendance… Continue Reading Connected in Pride Virtual Event

Monterey Food Distribution Program

Monterey Food Distribution Program

Friday, June 26, 2020

Monterey Food Distribution Program has started as the pandemic continues to affect individuals and families throughout Monterey County, particularly those who are unable to access government relief and other forms of support. In California, 10% of the workforce is undocumented and is unable to access any unemployment insurance benefits.  We advocate for a weekly partial… Continue Reading Monterey Food Distribution Program

Substance Use Disorder 101

Substance Use Disorder 101

Friday, May 29, 2020

Last week Sun Street Centers, who have been providing comprehensive and effective services for education, prevention and recovery of alcohol addiction and drug abuse since 1968 in Salinas, delivered an informative presentation to the YWCA-MC staff on Substance Use Disorder 101 and the intersectionality between Substance Use and Domestic Violence. Bob Brunson, MS, LMFT, Clinical… Continue Reading Substance Use Disorder 101