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Santa  NEVER Forgets Children at the YWCA's Lawson Safehouse

For women and children at our emergency shelter, the holidays can be acutely distressing.  Most have fled violent homes and abusers with literally nothing but the clothes on their backs.  When it seems like the rest of the world is celebrating, exchanging gifts, and bonding with family – even a welcoming, beautiful home like our Lawson Safehouse can feel like the loneliest place on earth. 

We understand that women and children may feel especially vulnerable and sad at this time of year, and we do our best to make our home, their home for the holidays.  But we can't do it without YOU - Santa's little helper.  Click HERE to learn how you can bring joy to a family during the holidays.

 We Vow to Keep Families and Beloved Pets Together in Crisis


Pets aren't immune to domestic violence.  Abusers often threaten, injure or kill their partners' or children's pets as a means of control or revenge.  When a woman decides to flee a violent relationship, she'll be able to take her pet to our shelter.  This is our dream - we need your help to make it a reality.  Learn more here. To watch our PSA, click here

Make a Difference - Join Our Counseling Team  

The YWCA is recruiting bilingual (Spanish) therapy interns and associate social workers to provide counseling services to women and children survivors of domestic violence and victims of crime.We offer group clinical supervision, training, very flexible hours and a positive team-oriented work culture.  Learn more here

Spread Holiday Cheer Through our Adopt a Family Program

Spread joy this holiday season to women and children survivors of domestic violence with our Adopt a Family program! To learn more about our Adopt a Family, program click here or contact Chelsea at (831) 422-8602 ext. 252.

Racial Justice Speaker Series - Courageous Conversations

Join us on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015, from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at Irvine Hall on the MIIS campus, located at 499 Pierce Street, Monterey.  Local author Maria Gitin will discuss her experiences as a grassroots activist in rural Alabama during the Voting Rights Summer of 1965. Save the date for this exciting event! Learn more here.

We're Looking For a Program Director to Make an Impact!

If you're looking to make a real impact in our community, have managerial experience in the nonprofit sector, an can lead a eclectic, passionate program team of program leaders, consider joining the YWCA's management team.  We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, opportunities for growth and leadership, and a positive work culture.  Learn more here.

YWCA Monterey County • 236 Monterey Street • Salinas, CA 93901
email: • Phone:  831-422-8602 • Fax:  831-422-8608

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