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Discover the events YWCA Monterey County has to offer and get involved in your community!  From talks, to community service events, to educational webinars, there’s something for everyone.  If you have questions as to how you can become involved in virtual events, please contact info@ywcamc.org.

Current YWCA Monterey County Events:

Toy Drive

Ends December 7th

ywca toy drive


MC Gives!

November 11th-December 31st

MC Gives


Past Events Monterey County Events:

October 13th


Join us for this free online event where Dr. Emma Katz discusses Coercive Control. Register by emailing info@ywcamc.org

Dr. Emma Katz

Dr. Emma Katz

May 20th, 2023

Asimolar AAPI Event: Asilomar Guest Speaker, Chrissy Yee Lau – The Story of Lily Satow

Asimolar event

April 28th 2023

24th Annual Victims Dedication Ceremony

12pm-1pm at the Salinas Courthouse

Victims CeremonyVictims Ceremony

March 4th 2023

Stories of the “Stuck Ups”

10am-4pm at Asimolar State Park

womens history month

January 19th, 2023


RSVP by emailing arivera@ywcamc.org

Monterey County Event

Human Trafficking, A Survivors Perspective- from Awareness to Action

January 27th

1pm-5pm Free Webinar

Click HERE to register

Human Trafficking Awareness Webinar

Domestic Violence Training Course

October 4th  to November 8th

DV advocate training

Monterey County Commission on the Status of Women

October 10th at 6:30 pm PST

Free Zoom event: https://montereycty.zoom.us/j/9780914984Webinar ID 978 0914 9484
The Commission on the Status of Women invites you to our October meeting to welcome our speaker, Christine Duncan YWCA-MC CEO. She will discuss the role of YWCA in our community, as well as discussing domestic violence, homelessness and their intersectionality. Our regularly scheduled meeting will begin at 6 pm with Christine speaking at 6:30 pm PST. 

Domestic Violence Vigil

October 12th 4pm-7pm
Ceasar Chavez Park 555 Front Street Soledad
In commemoration of Domestic Violence Awareness month the city of Soledad, Soledad Police Department and Lideres Compensinas are holding a vigil. Join us! Together we can stop Domestic Violence.

Week Without Violence 10/17-10/22

Week Without Violence Greenfield Walk- Say NO To Violence in Your Community

Wear Purple!

October 18th 4pm-6pm

Greenfield Memorial Park  615 El Camino Real

Week Without Violence Seaside Walk- Say NO To Violence in Your Community

Wear Purple!

October 19th 4pm-6pm
Seaside City Hall 440 Harcourt Ave. Seaside

Surviving to Thriving Presented by the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council

October 21, 2022 8AM-3:30PM, $25(+fee)
Oldemeyer Center – 986 Hilby Avenue, Seaside

Keynote Speaker:Dr. Liz Perez-Cordero, Clinical Psychologist and Life Coach will teach us about
the neuroscience of wellness, resilience, and post-traumatic growth: practical strategies for thriving after adversity.

Guest Speakers: “Annie”, will describe her journey from domestic violence victim to UC Berkeley graduate to author.

Lenore Schaffer, RESTORENYC, Economic Empowerment, providing confidence- building employment/entrepreneurial skills & opportunities to survivors.

Lee Garland, author of “HEAR, HERE”, Effective Communication-Engaging with our Hearts, with Offender Treatment Provider, Kelsey Hansen, and Partners for Peace

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