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 A HUGE YWCA "Thank You" to Jack Olver

I've worked in the nonprofit sector for more years than I care to admit.  But it's a rare honor to meet and learn from a truly extraordinary person - the kind of person who makes you feel like you're a better human being for having known him.  I'm referring to Jack Olver. Read more here

Interested in Making a Real Difference in the Lives of Women and Children Survivors of Domestic Violence?  Join Our Counseling Team!  

The YWCA is currently recruiting bilingual/bicultural therapy interns and associate social workers to provide trauma-informed bilingual (Spanish) pre-licensed marriage and family counseling services to women and children survivors of domestic violence and victims of crime.  We offer clinical supervision, training, very flexible work hours and a wonderful work community.  Be a part of the YWCA's team! Learn more here.

Join us at Scheid Vineyards Tasting Room in Greenfield for "South County Summer Soiree".

Join us on Saturday, July 26th, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Scheid Vineyard Tasting Room in Greenfield, located at 1972 Hobson Ave. Bring a friend or two and unwind, chat with community members and friends, enjoy tasty hors d'oeuvres, and sample Scheid Vineyard's award-winning sumptuous red and crisp white wines.  A $10.00 donation is suggested. All donations will go directly to the YWCA Monterey County to provide shelter, counseling and legal advocacy services, and education opportunities for women and children survivors of domestic violence. See you there

Legal Advocacy: Justice for Victims of Domestic Violence


Leonela Jara, the YWCA's Legal Advocate, is dedicated to provided affordable, high-quality access to the justice system and legal protections for victims of domestic violence and their children (and even their pets!).  She is personally responsible for transforming the lives of many of our clients, allowing them to live safely and peacefully.  Learn more about the work of this extraordinary advocate here.

 City of Salinas, YWCA and Partners Win Large Federal Grant for Domestic Violence Response

The City of Salinas has been awarded a federal grant of nearly $260,000 to work with community partners on improving services to victims of domestic violence in Salinas and Monterey County. The grant is intended to support a coordinated response to family violence. The YWCA of Monterey County will be the central point of contact for victims and will coordinate with five local organizations to increase their collective impact.  Read more here.


YWCA Monterey County • 236 Monterey Street • Salinas, CA 93901
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