As the season turns damp and cold, the walls of YWCA become filled with the joy and warmth of the Holiday Season. We’re gearing up for YWCA’s Holiday Shop – a time when community members can bring the joy of giving to those participating in YWCA’s advocacy services. Gifts of items, cash and time provide a variety of ways to make the holidays brighter for a youth or family in need.
The Clark County CASA Program is seeking volunteer advocates for the new year. If you have ever wanted to make a meaningful impact on a child, read “The Voice of CASA.” 25 year CASA veteran Judy Fortlage shares her insight in this inspiring article.
In this issue, we also reflect on the awareness and advocacy associated with domestic violence and sexual assault. October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities focused on a positive message, “You Can Help.” The community became engaged in new and empowering ways. The Sexual Assault and SafeChoice Domestic Violence Programs had a slew of activities to help victims, survivors, advocates and community members discover the complex issues associated with violence prevention, litigation and education. Generous gifts of service from volunteers, the KMR Foundation, and a number of other donors helped to make October a success for all.
There’s been a lot happening at YWCA Clark County. In addition to what’s highlighted in the newsletter, we’re also pleased to announce the hiring of numerous talented staff. Welcome Sheryl Thierry, Christine Waldo, Hoda Tabatabaei, Laila Hornli, Amira Trevino and Kate Sacamano to YWCA Clark County!