YWCA of Asheville

YWCA of Asheville

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I have a very important contribution to make to the learning/discussion materials for the upcoming racial justice event in January. Everyone should study this video presentation by these most esteemed, caring and concerned professionals, and be prepared to discuss. Thank you for addressing these important topics!
Please see the below survey seeking to hear from survivors and feel free to share!

Domestic Violence Resource Survey

This is a research participation opportunity for survivors of domestic violence who are interested in sharing their experiences with seeking resources, how helpful you feel these resources are, and information related to your mental health. The purpose of this study is to gather information about the experiences of domestic violence survivors and to improve the resources available to survivors.

• What: Complete an online survey which will take approximately 25-35 minutes to complete.
• Eligibility: Any individual 18 years or older who has experienced physical, sexual, psychological, or economic abuse from a partner. This can include individuals who have had these experiences in the past or those who are experiencing it currently.
• Compensation: Participants who complete the survey will have the opportunity to enter a raffle for one of the following Amazon gift cards: three $50 gift cards, eight $25 gift cards, and fifteen $10 gift cards.

If interested in learning more about participating, please follow this link:

I just listened to "Let's Talk Justice COVID -19 Edition". Robert Thomas did a great job representing the Racial Justice Coalition. Keep up the good work!
Please see the below survey seeking to hear from survivors and feel free to share!

Domestic Violence Resource Survey

This is a research participation opportunity for survivors of domestic violence who are interested in sharing their experiences with seeking resources, how helpful you feel these resources are, and information related to your mental health. The purpose of this study is to gather information about the experiences of domestic violence survivors and to improve the resources available to survivors.

• What: Complete an online survey which will take approximately 25-35 minutes to complete.

• Eligibility: Any individual 18 years or older who has experienced physical, sexual, psychological, or economic abuse from a partner. This can include individuals who have had these experiences in the past or those who are experiencing it currently.

• Compensation: Participants who complete the survey will have the opportunity to enter a raffle for one of the following Amazon gift cards: three $50 gift cards, eight $25 gift cards, and fifteen $10 gift cards.

If interested in learning more about participating, please follow this link:
ELP, NC Pre-K and EHS will open today, 12/2/19 at 10:00 am. Please be careful.
ELP, EHS and NC Pre-K will open at 10:00 am on 12/2/19. Please be safe and careful.
Eliminating racism and empowering women is more than a mission- it is a lifestyle!
I noticed this morning while dropping my daughter off with the ELP that a stand of mature trees has been removed from YWCA property. I asked the front desk staff about it, and was read the email sent to staff by CEO Libby Kyles. Apparently, there was a miscommunication between Duke Energy and the YWCA, where Duke had requested an easement to allow for them to provide power to the new field at Asheville Middle School. The plan was to trim the trees, but they were instead mistakenly removed. So very sad. These trees were mature, and had to have been more than 50 years old. I understand the YWCA is working with Duke Energy to rectify the situation and find a solution, but what solution can replace those trees and the shade, peace, and habitats they provided for passersby, residents, and animals? Would you please keep the YWCA community updated as this develops? Thank you.
Hi there, our community greatly benefited from the free weekend hours of community swim last year. We were told that the program would be shut down from memorial day to labor day. Will it still be coming back after labor day weekend? Thank you! 🙏🏽
what is the wifi password i connect to on my phone for you? do you take ymca memberships? i am a member of the ymca can i use my card to get into the pool and excercise room if im not a member yet
how much is a membership for you. can i use my ymca membership card for you to get in to the pool area
WHY AREN'T WE COLLECTING FOOD AND STUFFING BOXES FOR UNPAID FEDERAL WORKERS the way we do school supplies and other stuff for those in need every year? Where are all the volunteers and non-profit agencies? Here in AVL MANNA FoodBank opened two 3 hour time slots at one location. WHAT ARE OTHERS DOING, churches, schools, scouts, colleges, civic groups, Y's, APD, AFD, Sheriff's Office, and supermarkets? Come on folks, let's get with it. We can make sure our federal employee neighbors have what they need. Let's get the ball rolling. WHAT ARE YOU DOING WHERE YOU LIVE?
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION - WHERE COULD FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS BE SET UP FOR UNPAID FEDERAL WORKERS?

Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women, Nurturing Children and Promoting Health since 1907. Welcome to the YWCA Asheville page. Please know that any comments or posts that do not align with our mission and values will be deleted and, if necessary, the user will be banned from the page.

YWCA Asheville is dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women. We offer programs that bridge gaps in education, health care, child care and earning power. These programs include an Early Learning (childcare), Primary Enrichment (after school and summer camp), MotherLove (education and support for pregnant and parenting teens), Getting Ahead (education and empowerment for women working to move out of poverty) Empowerment Child Care (support for women improving their economic future), Preventive Health & Diabetes Wellness, and the YWCA Fitness Club. The YWCA has been in Asheville since 1907 and currently serves more than 2,500 families a year. Learn more at www.ywcaofasheville.org.

YWCA of Asheville is dedicated to bridging gaps and breaking down barriers to child care, economic security, health, and education through services and advocacy. Join the YWCA Fitness Club. www.ywcaofasheville.org.

Operating as usual

04/30/2021

After an in-depth review process that included a broad cross-section of staff, Board of Directors, key community partners, and members of our extended YWCA community it became clear that Diana Sierra was the ideal choice to lead our organization into the future.

Welcome, Diana, as the new CEO of the YWCA of Asheville.

After an in-depth review process that included a broad cross-section of staff, Board of Directors, key community partners, and members of our extended YWCA community it became clear that Diana Sierra was the ideal choice to lead our organization into the future.

Welcome, Diana, as the new CEO of the YWCA of Asheville.

04/27/2021

Are you looking for a way to get involved in the Buncombe County community?

#MemberMonday :

Are you looking for a way to get involved in the Buncombe County community and to "get things done" with AmeriCorps? Project POWER AmeriCorps is officially recruiting for Team 24! Spend your service year supporting children and families to succeed inside and outside of the classroom.

For more information on how to apply please contact: [email protected]

Stand Against Racism - 2021 - YWCA Asheville 04/22/2021

Stand Against Racism - 2021 - YWCA Asheville

Racism hurts everyone! Stand with us this week during our annual Stand Against Racism events.

Follow the link for a full Schedule of Events.

Stand Against Racism - 2021 - YWCA Asheville Racism is a Public Health Crisis This year, our Stand Against Racism Campaign centers around the theme of Addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis. Public health is, and always has been, central to racial justice work. This year our theme is especially pertinent as our nation continues to face th...

04/20/2021

Today’s verdict against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin offers a moment of respite and hope, yet we know that much more needs to be done to ensure that no more lives are lost as tragically, senselessly, and unjustly as George Floyd's. Our hearts remain with his family as they continue to grieve the loss of their father, husband, brother, and friend, and with all those who have suffered the loss of their loved ones as a result of police violence. Link to our full statement bit.ly/3ekHP4e

Today’s verdict against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin offers a moment of respite and hope, yet we know that much more needs to be done to ensure that no more lives are lost as tragically, senselessly, and unjustly as George Floyd's. Our hearts remain with his family as they continue to grieve the loss of their father, husband, brother, and friend, and with all those who have suffered the loss of their loved ones as a result of police violence. Link to our full statement bit.ly/3ekHP4e


04/16/2021

A moving conversation posted by Black Mamas Matter Alliance this #BlackMaternalHealthWeek #StandAgainstRacism

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Another opportunity for some great learning from the National Birth Equity Collaborative during #BlackMaternalHealthWeek.
Tune in, right now folks! Don't miss it!

It's #RACISM, not race" #DuanteWright reminds us of the intersectionality between #BlackMamas, #policebrutality, mass incarceration, and more. Watch this candid conversation feat @doccrearperry, @hhdoctoralisha, @TLewisLee, Dr. Jamie Hart, & @JurlineR. bit.ly/3s1AfAr

04/14/2021

At YWCA, we are declaring that #RacismIsAPublicHealthCrisis. Racism spreads when we fail to address it. Therefore, it requires the collective community to eradicate this virus. Together we must #StandAgainstRacism.

At YWCA, we are declaring that #RacismIsAPublicHealthCrisis. Racism spreads when we fail to address it. Therefore, it requires the collective community to eradicate this virus. Together we must #StandAgainstRacism.

04/13/2021

We are devastated to hear about the death of #DaunteWright, who was shot and killed by police just 10 miles from where the trial of Derek Chauvin is taking place over the death of #GeorgeFloyd. nyti.ms/3mNIGhS

When will it end? #UntilJusticeJustIs

We are devastated to hear about the death of #DaunteWright, who was shot and killed by police just 10 miles from where the trial of Derek Chauvin is taking place over the death of #GeorgeFloyd. nyti.ms/3mNIGhS

When will it end? #UntilJusticeJustIs


04/07/2021

AAPI Solidarity Conversation

Racism hurts everyone! Join us for a conversation between the YWCA of Asheville and our siblings at Our Voice. We will navigate some of the intersections that create the current landscape of hate towards the AAPI community.

04/01/2021

Women's History and Black Herstory Months are more than celebrations, more than annual trends; they are our history, the history of the United States. Without the contributions of Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color- both seen and unseen, known and unknown- we would not be the country that we are today. Although we still have a long way to go as a nation striving towards true freedom and justice, we have overcome many hurdles, triumphed over many obstacles. Oftentimes, these triumphs have come about as the direct results of brave, tender, intelligent, unwavering, loving BIPOC women whose efforts have shaped our nation, culturally, politically, and socially. That is why at the YWCA of Asheville, our celebration of Black history and women's history will not end when the month ends or the hashtag ends, it continues every day and in every moment.

#BlackHerstory365 #AmericanHistory #HerStory #WomensHistoryMonth #EliminatingRacism #EmpoweringWomen #YWCAIsOnAMission #YWCAofAsheville #HarrietTubman #YuriKochiyama #AmandaGorman

Women's History and Black Herstory Months are more than celebrations, more than annual trends; they are our history, the history of the United States. Without the contributions of Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color- both seen and unseen, known and unknown- we would not be the country that we are today. Although we still have a long way to go as a nation striving towards true freedom and justice, we have overcome many hurdles, triumphed over many obstacles. Oftentimes, these triumphs have come about as the direct results of brave, tender, intelligent, unwavering, loving BIPOC women whose efforts have shaped our nation, culturally, politically, and socially. That is why at the YWCA of Asheville, our celebration of Black history and women's history will not end when the month ends or the hashtag ends, it continues every day and in every moment.

#BlackHerstory365 #AmericanHistory #HerStory #WomensHistoryMonth #EliminatingRacism #EmpoweringWomen #YWCAIsOnAMission #YWCAofAsheville #HarrietTubman #YuriKochiyama #AmandaGorman

Timeline Photos 03/26/2021

#StopAsianHate

Asian American workers have faced the highest rate of long-term unemployment during #COVID19. They’ve also faced racist slurs and violence at work. We must stand together to #StopAsianHate. bit.ly/3d7xRTh

03/25/2021

The United States Census Bureau predicts that by the year 2060, women of color will be the majority in the United States.
Right now, #woc amount to over 20% of the population and only represent less than 5% the top roles at S&P 500 companies.

Women of color deserve a ladder free of ceilings which is why YWCA [enter association] is committed to programs that advance and economically empower women in all of our communities.

#empoweredwomen #investinwomen #ywca #whm

The United States Census Bureau predicts that by the year 2060, women of color will be the majority in the United States.
Right now, #woc amount to over 20% of the population and only represent less than 5% the top roles at S&P 500 companies.

Women of color deserve a ladder free of ceilings which is why YWCA [enter association] is committed to programs that advance and economically empower women in all of our communities.

#empoweredwomen #investinwomen #ywca #whm

03/23/2021

As of 2021, there is still a national gender wage gap of 18%. That is why women like Sallie Krawcheck are a force to be reckoned with and need to be celebrated! Sallie Krawcheck is the CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest, a digital financial advisory platform for women. Ellevest was launched in 2016 with a mission of getting more money into the hands of women.
And that’s not all; she is also the owner and Chair of Ellevate Network (@ellevate_ntwk), and she was once the president of the Global Wealth & Investment Management division of Bank of America.
We salute you, Sallie, for using your influence to promote #GenderEquality and financially #EmpowerWomen.

As of 2021, there is still a national gender wage gap of 18%. That is why women like Sallie Krawcheck are a force to be reckoned with and need to be celebrated! Sallie Krawcheck is the CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest, a digital financial advisory platform for women. Ellevest was launched in 2016 with a mission of getting more money into the hands of women.
And that’s not all; she is also the owner and Chair of Ellevate Network (@ellevate_ntwk), and she was once the president of the Global Wealth & Investment Management division of Bank of America.
We salute you, Sallie, for using your influence to promote #GenderEquality and financially #EmpowerWomen.

03/21/2021

The world still has a long way to go when it comes to gender inclusion! We love to see the growth and we must celebrate the milestones.
Cheers to more women occupying space in senior positions because we CAN and we WILL!
#YWCA #WomensHistoryMonth

The world still has a long way to go when it comes to gender inclusion! We love to see the growth and we must celebrate the milestones.
Cheers to more women occupying space in senior positions because we CAN and we WILL!
#YWCA #WomensHistoryMonth


03/18/2021

The loss of eight additional lives this past Tuesday to violence and hate breaks our hearts. We send our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those murdered in Atlanta this week. The work to eliminate racism and empower women cannot slow down, as our nation continues to reckon with racism and injustice. We are committed to standing with our Asian siblings and we call on all people to resist ill-informed, biased perspectives towards the AAPI community and all people of Asian descent.

Furthermore, we aim to not only state our solidarity but show it in the form of wholehearted listening to members of the AAPI community, using our platform to uplift those voices, continuing to educate ourselves on the conditions that lead to these violent acts, and actively dismantling the systems of oppression that marginalize AAPI women.

For our AAPI community: We see you. We are here for you.

Below are some mental health resources for you:

Asian Mental Health Collective: asianmhc.org

SAMHSA National Hotline:
800-662-HELP

National Q***r Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA):
nqapia.org

Crisis Text Line:
Text HOME to 741741

For non-AAPI community members:
You can show up by committing your time, energy, money, and resources to support the AAPI community and organizations committed to their justice, such as the ones above.

Timeline Photos 03/18/2021

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We are devastated by the violence in Atlanta last night that took 8 lives, and we send our deepest condolences to the families and friends of these victims, 6 of whom were AAPI women. Last night’s unthinkable tragedy comes at a time when America is seeing a rise in anti-Asian hate and discrimination, and we stand with those who have been harmed by all forms of anti-Asian racism and we condemn it in the strongest possible way. Our full statement: bit.ly/3s3F8tK
#StopAAPIHate

Timeline Photos 03/13/2021

Timeline Photos

A #WomensHistoryMonth #TBT to #WomensHerstory makers and glass ceiling breakers of the past who paved the way for present and future women trailblazers 🎉 Read HISTORY’s article to learn the amazing stories of 11 #EmpoweredWomen who changed the world 🌎 bit.ly/2PTvXOe

#EmpoweredWomenChangeTheWorld #WomensHerstoryMonth #WHM

03/08/2021

Today on #InternationalWomensDay we celebrate the SHEroes who are the backbone of our communities and families. Even when you feel invisible, we see you, we stand with you, and we honor you.

#IWD2021 #YWCA #WomensHistoryMonth #EmpoweredWomenEmpowerWomen

Today on #InternationalWomensDay we celebrate the SHEroes who are the backbone of our communities and families. Even when you feel invisible, we see you, we stand with you, and we honor you.

#IWD2021 #YWCA #WomensHistoryMonth #EmpoweredWomenEmpowerWomen

Timeline Photos 03/08/2021

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#BloodySunday marked a turning point in the civil rights movement. The violent attack on 600+ civil rights marchers by white state troopers sparked the passage of the #VotingRightsAct of 1965. Today we must continue to build a democracy that works for every voter.

Read our joint letter calling call on lawmakers to #RestoreTheVRA 👉 bit.ly/3qngRNr

Photos from YWCA USA's post 03/02/2021

Photos from YWCA USA's post

02/25/2021

If eliminating racism and empowering women was a person... she would be Sojourner Truth.

Abolitionist and women’s rights advocate Sojourner Truth is one of the original intersectional activists. Her speech “Ain’t I a Woman” deserves a place in the social equity canon. Today, we salute her for her tireless work uprooting the systems that kept people in bo***ge during her day – and ours.

#BlackHerstoryMonth #BlackHistoryMonth #BHM #EmpoweredWomen

If eliminating racism and empowering women was a person... she would be Sojourner Truth.

Abolitionist and women’s rights advocate Sojourner Truth is one of the original intersectional activists. Her speech “Ain’t I a Woman” deserves a place in the social equity canon. Today, we salute her for her tireless work uprooting the systems that kept people in bo***ge during her day – and ours.

#BlackHerstoryMonth #BlackHistoryMonth #BHM #EmpoweredWomen

02/24/2021

Only a few more days to register for our 21-day challenge on Racial Equity & Social Justice. Follow the link to learn more.

Only a few more days to register for our 21-day challenge on Racial Equity & Social Justice. Follow the link to learn more.

Timeline Photos 02/23/2021

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✔️ #RacialJustice
✔️ #EconomicSecurity
✔️ #COVID19

On Thursday, join us, WSB-TV, The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, NAACP, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, TIME'S UP, and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology for #BlackHerstoryMonth: State of the Union for Black Women, where we’ll discuss the issues impacting Black women and girls.
RSVP today: ywca.org/blackherstorymonth

02/22/2021

Whether this is your first step to racial equity or you are a social justice expert, this year's 21-Day Challenge is full of all-new, actionable steps to create change in our communities. Commit to antiracism and register for the challenge here: https://bit.ly/37k7EyJ

Whether this is your first step to racial equity or you are a social justice expert, this year's 21-Day Challenge is full of all-new, actionable steps to create change in our communities. Commit to antiracism and register for the challenge here: https://bit.ly/37k7EyJ

02/18/2021

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. – Harriet Tubman

Abolitionist, political activist, Union Army spy, and all around [email protected]$$, Harriet Tubman is a reminder that bold women have always had a place in the work to #EliminateRacism

Check out the 2019 film “Harriet” to learn more about the bold life of this #EmpoweredWoman, and visit ywcaisjustice.org/ to join YWCA’s modern-day movement to eradicate racism.

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. – Harriet Tubman

Abolitionist, political activist, Union Army spy, and all around [email protected]$$, Harriet Tubman is a reminder that bold women have always had a place in the work to #EliminateRacism

Check out the 2019 film “Harriet” to learn more about the bold life of this #EmpoweredWoman, and visit ywcaisjustice.org/ to join YWCA’s modern-day movement to eradicate racism.

02/18/2021

Black women have long served on the front lines of activism, often with little credit and visibility. Today on TBT, we honor our foremothers of women’s rights who were marginalized during the suffrage movement. Ida B. Wells, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Mary Church Terrell, and Nannie Helen Burroughs; may we carry your work on our shoulders as we work at the intersection of empowering women and eliminating racism because empowered women empower women.

Black women have long served on the front lines of activism, often with little credit and visibility. Today on TBT, we honor our foremothers of women’s rights who were marginalized during the suffrage movement. Ida B. Wells, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Mary Church Terrell, and Nannie Helen Burroughs; may we carry your work on our shoulders as we work at the intersection of empowering women and eliminating racism because empowered women empower women.

02/16/2021

What is the technical term for breaking the glass ceiling? “Kamala Harris”

As the first woman and the first Black and first Southeast Asian person to hold the position as Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris has broken boundaries and created a new chapter in the history of women and people of color.

In honor of glass ceilings breaking across the nation, tag the women and girls in your life who are making positive strides to create new paths in history.

#BlackHerstoryMonth #EmpoweredWomen #BHM #BlackHistoryMonth

What is the technical term for breaking the glass ceiling? “Kamala Harris”

As the first woman and the first Black and first Southeast Asian person to hold the position as Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris has broken boundaries and created a new chapter in the history of women and people of color.

In honor of glass ceilings breaking across the nation, tag the women and girls in your life who are making positive strides to create new paths in history.

#BlackHerstoryMonth #EmpoweredWomen #BHM #BlackHistoryMonth

YWCA Is On A Mission

Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women, Nurturing Children and Promoting Health since 1907. YWCA of Asheville is dedicated to bridging gaps and breaking down barriers to childcare, economic security, health, and education through services and advocacy. As a member of the YWCA Fitness Center you become a part of our mission. www.ywcaofasheville.org.

Videos (show all)

AAPI Solidarity Conversation
Intro to our interim CEO and update on Giving Tuesday
YWCA is on a Mission
Gym Reopening 9/14
Until Justice Just Is
Membership Update 8/19
Live with YWCA Member Kemi
2020 Election Cycle and Overcoming Barriers to Voting with Pam Pearson from VoteRiders
21 Day Challenge
Conversation with Jeremiah Robinson at Mountain BizWorks

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Asheville, NC
28801

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