Each summer Central’s Adult Series of Classes has provided an excellent forum for discussing and learning more about many of the local, national and world issues that concern us all. In addition it has also been a source for information as to the various ways we can help and support these causes.
We feel though that providing this information should not be done just in the summer but should done throughout the year. Thus we are presenting a bi-monthly series during which we will highlight a local group, its goals, programs and the many opportunities for you to assist their efforts.
Our First Group is the YWCA’s Domestic Violence Program
Domestic Violence and Violence Against Women
|The YWCA has long advocated for the health and safety of women and girls. And, the YWCA is the largest provider of abused women’s shelters and domestic violence services in the country through our safety services, serving over 500,000 women and children annually. Violence against women takes many forms, including domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. These crimes impact millions of individuals and families in every community in our nation.
The YWCA supports anti-violence policies and programs that protect survivors, hold perpetrators accountable and work to eradicate sexual assault and domestic violence, trafficking of women and girls and dating violence. YWCAs around the country provide a variety of services and programs to address violence against women, ranging from emergency shelters, support groups and crisis hotlines.
Locally here in Lafayette the YWCA has several programs helping women to regain safety and strength and here’s how you can help. (For specific information on the programs available click on this link.)