Raise Your Voice with Your Vote!
Your Vote. Your Voice. Your Future.
2020 is a critical year for civic engagement. The 2020 Presidential Election and Census fall on the 100th anniversary year of the 19th amendment and the 55th anniversary year of the Voting Rights Act -- two critical milestones that expanded voting rights to women and people of color.
This is a moment of reckoning for our nation, and a moment that demands more: More voices heard. More votes cast. More Americans coming together to decide our collective future.
Meet the 2020 Women of Distinction!
Congratulations to the newly-named 2020 Women of Distinction!
We recognized 26 amazing women and six joined the ranks of YWCA Women of Distinction.
Congratulations Rebecca Henderson, Willie Holton Halbert, Dr. Doris Houston, Christy Kosharek, Dr. Christa Platt, and Ofc. Ashley Stacey.
YWCA Launches Social Enterprise!
YWCA is excited to announce the launch of Labyrinth Made Goods™, a social enterprise. Presale began Monday, September 14, 2020. Labyrinth Made Goods is a person-centered social enterprise that places our employees' and participants' experiences at the heart of our business and professional development program.
The first products being introduced are five hand-filled 100 percent soy candles with exclusive scents: Spring No.57, Summer No.23, Autumn No.84, Winter No.65, and Serenity, the signature scent. These scents were created with the help of staff, volunteers, and Labyrinth clients and are inspired by the experiences, smells, and memories of the Midwest. The 12 oz. candles are $30 each.
YWCA Stepping Stones 24-Hour Hotline
Call the YWCA Stepping Stones' 24-hour crisis hotline at (309) 556-7000.
The crisis hotline is managed by YWCA Stepping Stones. A survivor's call will be immediately connected to a YWCA Stepping Stones staff member or volunteer, eliminating any waiting time.
The YWCA Stepping Stones crisis hotline is free and confidential and is available 24-hours for anyone who has experienced sexual assault or abuse and stalking.
YWCA McLean County is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
YWCA McLean County is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
What We Do
YWCA McLean County is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. We proudly serve people of all backgrounds through every stage of life – our youngest child care clients at six weeks old to seniors serving through RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Service). We are an inclusive organization, serving everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or ability.
Year-round, part- and full-time early learning are provided at YWCA on 1201 North Hershey Road, Bloomington. YWCA Young Wonders part- and full-time early learning designs activities to nurture children's intellectual, social, and emotional development. Learn more here.
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In the News
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