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BREAK THE CYCLE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

BREAK THE CYCLE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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YWCA SET TO HOST ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO WOMEN EVENT

YWCA SET TO HOST ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO WOMEN EVENT

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YWCA Central Massachusetts Statement: Domestic Violence Related Murders in Worcester

YWCA Central Massachusetts Statement: Domestic Violence Related Murders in Worcester

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YWCA Senate Bill 2800 Statement

YWCA Senate Bill 2800 Statement

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JUNETEENTH HOLIDAY FOR YWCA EMPLOYEES

JUNETEENTH HOLIDAY FOR YWCA EMPLOYEES

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A JOINT STATEMENT FROM MEMBERS OF THE WORCESTER TOGETHER COALITION

A JOINT STATEMENT FROM MEMBERS OF THE WORCESTER TOGETHER COALITION

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We’re Taking A Stand

We’re Taking A Stand

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YWCA COVID-19 Statement

YWCA COVID-19 Statement

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YWCA TO HOST FREE WOMEN’S CANCER SUPPORT SERIES

YWCA TO HOST FREE WOMEN’S CANCER SUPPORT SERIES

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We’re On A Mission To Empower Females

We’re On A Mission To Empower Females

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Telegram & Gazette

School-day child care in the works for Worcester families

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Worcester Business Journal

Linda Cavaioli to retire as YWCA leader in June

Linda Cavaioli, the longtime YWCA Central Massachusetts executive director, will retire at the end of June, she confirmed Thursday morning.
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Telegram & Gazette

Linda Cavaioli to retire as head of YWCA of Central Mass.

Linda Cavaioli is retiring next year as executive director of the YWCA of Central Massachusetts, but she said Wednesday she plans on sticking around.
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Worcester Business Journal

40 Under Forty 2020: Robyn Kennedy (she/her)

Robyn Kennedy is a tireless advocate for equality, dedicating both her personal and professional life to eliminating racism and empowering women. At YWCA, her commitment to bettering the lives of those around her has taken her back and forth from Central Massachusetts to Boston several times, sometimes for work, other times on foot.
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SPECTRUM NEWS

YWCA of Central Mass Reports Uptick in Domestic Violence Calls During Pandemic

The YWCA of Central Massachusetts is encouraging victims of domestic violence to reach out for help amid the coronavirus pandemic
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MassLive

YWCA of Central Massachusetts receives $370K in grant money to provide housing for victims of human trafficking

The YWCA of Central Massachusetts has received a grant worth more than $370,000 from the Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs to provide housing for victims of human trafficking.
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STL News

U.S. Attorney Lelling Announces Grant Award to Provide Housing to Victims of Human Trafficking in Massachusetts

(STL.News) – United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling announced today that the YWCA Central Massachusetts received over $370,000 from the Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs to provide safe, stable housing and appropriate services to victims of human trafficking.
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Telegram & Gazette

YWCA of Central Mass. snags Justice Dept. grant

WORCESTER — The YWCA of Central Mass. has received more than $370,000 from the Justice Department’s office of justice programs to provide housing and services to victims of human trafficking. The office of U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Lelling announced the grant Wednesday. The funding will provide from six months to up to two years of transitional or short-term housing assistance to the trafficking victims, including rental, utilities or related expenses, such as security deposits and relocation costs.
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Boston.com

DOJ grants more than $370,000 to YWCA of Central Mass. to provide housing for human trafficking victims

“The YWCA Central Massachusetts is doing righteous work by equipping survivors with the resources and help they need to rebuild their lives,” said Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling
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This Week in Worcester

Pandemic Creating More Havoc for Survivors of Domestic Abuse, Trafficking

WORCESTER – The pandemic has made life a lot harder for everyone. For women who are going through domestic, physical abuse, being trafficked, or sexually exploited, times are much harder. Being in danger during COVID, trying to find shelter, help, and resources becomes even more of a challenge. Being home is the scariest place to be right now, especially during this pandemic. Resources during the pandemic were available. YWCA never stopped offering our 24/7 helpline, court support, short-term counseling or shelter. Getting help is more challenging for survivors who are sheltering in place with their abuser to access these services. Being quarantined with their abuser is scary,” said Deborah Hall, Director of Domestic Violence Services at the YWCA of Central Massachusetts.
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Worcester Magazine

Lifestyle: Why I Support the ‘YW’

The YWCA of Central Massachusetts is an astonishing force of an institution. I find its dedication to eliminating racism and empowering women to be, frankly, exceptional. Here’s why.
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Massnonprofit News

Three Nonprofits Get $225K for Social Media Safety for Girls

January 13, 2020 — The Fred Harris Daniels Foundation has awarded a $225,000 grant to be shared by the three largest girl-focused nonprofits in Worcester that have joined to form a new program designed to support girls and their families with the tools to be safe in today’s digital world. Sharing the three-year grant are Girls Inc. of Worcester, Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts, and YWCA Central Massachusetts.
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MassLive Article

‘We want to reflect the community, not a quota’; Worcester making progress in hiring diverse-looking set of employees

Some of that training will come from the YWCA of Central Massachusetts, according to Maritza Cruz, the nonprofit’s director of racial and gender equity. Cruz said she’s working with Chacko to plan workshops on topics including racial equity.
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Telegram & Gazette

Number of women in top executive roles rising in Central Mass.

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Worcester Business Journal

Worcester YWCA begins $24M renovation

The YWCA Central Massachusetts began construction Thursday on a $24-million renovation of its Worcester facility.The construction project has already hit a milestone: what the nonprofit says is the city's first community benefits agreement, which ensures an all-women led construction management team. It'll also promise living-wage jobs with benefits, and an emphasis on diversity by employing union contractors, local women and people of color.
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Telegram & Gazette

Women-led YWCA construction project breaks ground in

Women-led YWCA construction project breaks ground in Worcester. By Susan Spencer Telegram & Gazette Staff ... the challenge of the new downtown,” as YWCA Central Massachusetts President Roberta Brien announced, ...
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$24 Million Renovation Of Worcester YWCA Begins

A $24 million renovation of the YWCA Central Massachusetts branch in Worcester began Thursday morning. The renovation will last about one year, touching every part of the building located along Salem Square downtown.
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