For more than 20 years, YWCA and its local associations set aside one week in October as Week Without Violence to raise awareness and engage action to end the broad spectrum of violence against women and girls. This year during the COVID-19 global pandemic, reports of domestic violence have increased significantly, as many victims are being required to stay home with their abusers. As the largest network of domestic violence service providers, our frontline staff have seen the effects through increased demand and need that is continuing in certain states.
Join YWCA for special virtual site visits to hear directly from local service providers helping survivors and their children thrive from emergency funding received from the CARES Act and annual federal funding supported by the Family Violence Prevention & Services Act (FVPSA) and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Both FVPSA and VAWA authorizations have expired. These YWCAs will provide a virtual tour of their facilities that are providing trauma-informed services that meet the housing and economic needs of survivors of violence and abuse.
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