Contest for Getaway to Paradise!

The fun and sun of the Caribbean are just a short story away thanks to realtor Shirley Simolari of Keller Williams Pioneer Valley. Simolari is sponsoring a contest to raise $10,000 to help the YWCA of Western Massachusetts. The winner will receive a one-week stay in Simolariís luxury penthouse on the sands in Cozumel, Mexico. More >

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

In the past year we have seen increased media and community attention about sexual violence in the military and on college campuses. It can be overwhelming sorting through the information, myths and facts about sexual assault, but the conversation is one that needs to keep happening. More >

YWCA in Women's History

The YWCA has played a major role in the womenís movement in the United States. Many of our YWCA leaders have led important change and been involved in major historic events, like the March on Washington and the Womenís Suffrage Movement. Now is the time to celebrate their stories! More >

Increasing Community Awareness

YWCA of Western Massachusetts Executive Director Mary Reardon Johnson recently spoke on WGBY's Connecting Point about domestic violence, its prevalence in the Springfield community and available community resources. More >

Y Run? For Women and Girls

The upcoming Y Run? For Women and Girls 10K run on November 16 will help provide much needed public awareness and support for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and for out-of-school and parenting youth. More >


The Clothesline Project

Looking for ways to get involved in Sexual Assault Awareness Month?  Come join us for the 2014 Clothesline Project at the YWCA of Western Massachusetts.  Drop-in on Tuesday, April 22 anytime between 3:00-6:00pm to decorate a shirt, view shirts from previous years or just to learn more about the Clothesline Project and the YWCA.  Click here to learn more.   





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