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YWCA-MC in the Media

Watch and view YWCA-MC in the media on biggest issues on the national and local stages. We work on issues impacting women, especially women of color. Our mission includes outreach and action on social issues that affect our day to day life.  Outreach is a large piece of our action and we are active in the youth community.  Investing in our community makes us stronger.  Stay informed!

What does ywca stand for

What Does YWCA Stand For?

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

What Does YWCA Stand For?  We are more than an acronym. While our acronym suggests we are a faith-based organization, Young Women’s Christian Association of Monterey County, is a nonsectarian Christian organization. While this may have been true during inception, we do not actively require Christian association to get help. With roots in the late… Continue Reading What Does YWCA Stand For?

YWCA Monterey County Celebrates 50 Years

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

YWCA Monterey County celebrates 50 years of rich history in the community this month. While our acronym suggests we are a faith-based organization, Young Women’s Christian Association of Monterey County, is a nonsectarian Christian organization. With roots in the late 19th Century, according to Brittanica the first Young Women’s Christian Association was established in 1855… Continue Reading YWCA Monterey County Celebrates 50 Years

Advocates Call on Governor Newsom

Immigrant Advocates Call on Governor Newsom

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

For Immediate Release May 10, 2021 Contact: Lucas Zucker, Policy Director, CAUSE (805) 216-8566, lucas@causenow.org Immigrant advocates praise stimulus package, but call on Governor Newsom to address the larger gap of immigrants left out of unemployment benefits As Governor Newsom unveiled a sweeping new spending package to support Californians struggling from the financial impacts of… Continue Reading Immigrant Advocates Call on Governor Newsom

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

Financial literacy

Financial Literacy Courses: Now being offered to YWCA-MC Clients

Friday, April 30, 2021

We are excited to announce that we received a grant from the Allstate Foundation to begin offering Financial Literacy courses to our clients. We are offering a financial literacy course in English and Spanish. With five learning modules, clients learn how to become financially independent and helps them escape their abusers. These courses will only… Continue Reading Financial Literacy Courses: Now being offered to YWCA-MC Clients

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