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YWCA Monterey County events have changed and evolved due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  We have altered our events with health and safety in mind.  We have taken to using virtual events to continue our progress in eliminating racism and empowering women.  If you have questions as to how you can become involved in virtual events, please contact info@ywcamc.org.


Man Up Crusade Buckle

The California Rodeo Salinas is teaming up with the Man Up Crusade at this years 7th anniversay, July 24th, 2022.  The Man Up Crusade is a non-profit dedicated to creating public awareness on the issue of domestic violence.  Professional rodeo and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) have been chosen by The Man Up Crusade to spread the word about teen dating violence and domestic violence. Sunday July 24th is the Crown Royal Day of Champions performance, and is the Man Up Crusades Purple Day so wear purple in support. The color purple and the purple ribbon are used to show support for victims and for advocates to honor those who have lost their lives at the hands of someone they once loved. On July 24th, Purple Day, all rodeo participants and fans are encouraged to wear purple to show their support for this great cause.

Follow this LINK to be entered to win a Man Up Crusade buckle with a minimum donation of $5  and you will receive an entry in the drawing for each $5 increment. Help us spread the word and support this cause.

Donations will be accepted until Sunday, July 24th at midnight and the drawing will be held Tuesday, July 26th, 2022.

Past Events:

Nurture Development 5/23/22

We are so excited to be a part of this virtual event with Cormac Russell to discuss the Nurture Development initiative. Check out his Ted talk on Youtube HERE  and register for the event, HERE!

His most recent book (Cascade Books, 2020): Rekindling Democracy – A Professional’s Guide to Working in Citizen Space

Nuture Development

Human Trafficking Symposium 2022 March 3rd 9a-3p

montery county eventPlease join Community Human Services, YWCA, Monterey County Office of Education, and the Monterey County Dept. of Social Services for the 3rd Annual Human Trafficking Symposium. This is a NO COST and VIRTUAL event, that will inform leaders on the issue of human trafficking and sexual exploitation of children in Monterey County. Our event will feature experts in the field both from Monterey County, and other parts of the state.

This event is FREE and open to all. Our event will begin at 9 AM with welcome remarks followed by our Keynote Speaker: trafficking survivor Alia Dewees from the Safe House Project

Regristration Information – please follow the steps below to register:


  • Once on the event home page, click the “register here” button
  • You will be re-directed to our virtual event platform, GiFT

If you did not attend this event last year, please sign up for GiFT to complete registration

  • Use “none” for the Trainings drop down, and “HT Virtual Symposium” for the Event Attending drop down.

If you DID attend this event last year, please log in using the email/password used last year.

  • You will be automatically registered upon sign in
  • Use the categories filter or search bar on you home page to search for “HT2022” to see the event sessions.  

Domestic Violence Advocate Training. This 40-hour training class meets California Certification Requirements.

Domestic Violence Advocate Training

The YWCA-MC and Community Action Partnership with Justice at Last have created a virtual webinar for youth to know and understand their rights.

January 18th, Know Your Rights virtual youth training

Know Your Rights training focuses on topics that youth and young persons express they want to learn more about, including their rights to education, their employment rights, minimum wage, and the right to access birth control, healthcare, etc. This interactive presentation is designed to empower youth and young persons so they can achieve independence and break the vulnerabilities to exploitation.

Monterey County event

The YWCA-MC and Community Action Partnership with Justice at Last has created a virtual webinar regarding Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children.

January 20th Community Partner CSEC Training

This training focuses on the rights of minors and young adults that have been trafficked or who are vulnerable to exploitation and addresses CSEC and labor trafficking of minors.

Monterey County event


Join us for My Name is… play by David Norum October 19, 2021 at 6:00 Pm

Monterey event

September 21st Community Building for Partnership Against CSEC

CSEC Training

September 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 26th California Rodeo Salinas

salinas rodeo


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month