Please join us as we Dash Against Discrimination on June 27!
Grab your family, friends, or enjoy on your own! This virtual event will allow you to move how you choose and keep your social distance while standing in solidarity with those who face discrimination.
Registration is $20 for individuals and $50 for families. Registration includes a Dash t-shirt and a goody bag filled with YW gear and information from local businesses.
Define your career with Strive!
Define your career goals and gain the confidence to seek higher-paying jobs or negotiate higher wages with YWCA Strive, a free professional development program for individuals who struggle to secure or retain living-wage employment.
Join YWCA McLean County educator Cinnamon Porter for a presentation centered around an activity called Cage of Oppression. The webinar will look at how the U.S. society is organized around human difference, using a macro lens. During this presentation, we will define terms such as privilege, oppression, and different forms of –isms (racism, sexism, etc.).In addition, we will examine our personal relationship with the Cage of Oppression and discuss how this cage is supported and what we can do to break free from it. Webinar is on Thursday, June 25 at 12 p.m. or 4 p.m.
Join us for Summer Camp!
We started on June 1, but your child can begin anytime during the summer! Don’t miss out on this year’s “Go for the Gold” Summer Camp! Children from 5-12 will have fun all day long with STEM activities, crafts, sports, field trips, and water activities!
Census 2020 We All Count. Everyone.
Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts a census to determine the number of people living in the United States.
The 2020 Census is extremely important to us at the YWCA. The census is not just a headcount, it determines political representation and allocation of more than $675 billion in state and federal funding to communities each year.
Federal law protects your census responses. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics.
YWCA Stepping Stones 24-Hour Hotline
Call the YWCA Stepping Stones’ 24-hour crisis hotline at (309) 556-7000.
The crisis hotline is managed by YWCA Stepping Stones. A survivor’s call will be immediately connected to a YWCA Stepping Stones staff member or volunteer, eliminating any waiting time.
The YWCA Stepping Stones crisis hotline is free and confidential and is available 24-hours for anyone who has experienced sexual assault or abuse and stalking.
What We Do
YWCA McLean County is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. We proudly serve people of all backgrounds through every stage of life – our youngest child care clients at six weeks old to seniors serving through RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Service). We are an inclusive organization, serving everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or ability.
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