Women of Distinction Awards

June 18, 2016 @ Genesee Community College

YWCA of Genesee County Vision Statement

“To implement sustainable programs that foster healthy, balanced living for women and families”
Co-Op gift shop where everything is made by the Artisan’s hand.
Boutique Style second hand clothing and accessories for women and children.

Healthy Relationships

Teen dating violence is not just physical abuse, it includes emotional, verbal, psychological, social and economic means of control, intimidation and power exerted by one person over another.

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A Little (Women’s) History

It’s Women’s History Month! Can you match up the following important women with their role in history? A. Joan Benoit B. Manon Rheaume C. Madeleine Albright D. Sandra Day O’Connor E. Janet Guthrie 1. She was an aerospace engineer in training to be an astronaut, when she was cut from the space program because she didn’t have her PhD. She turned to car racing instead and became the first woman to qualify for the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500. 2. Appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981, she was the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court. She did not have much judicial experience when she began her Supreme Court term, having only been a judge for a few years. She soon made a name for herself as one of the Court’s most thoughtful centrists. 3. She won the first women’s Olympic Marathon during the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles. Her time was a quick 2:24:52. 4. She was the first woman to play in an NHL game in 1992. She was the starting goalie for the National Hockey League’s Tampa Bay Lighting in a preseason exhibition game, making her the first woman to play in any of the major men’s sports leagues in the U.S. 5. She became the first female Secretary of State in 1997. Check out our Facebook page for the...

Feeding Body & Soul: an owner’s manual

Has the stress already set in about upcoming holidays, with gifts to buy, food to make, people to invite? Take a deep breath and allow yourself some “me time” to get tips on how to deal with life through wholesome nutrition and soulful living! The program is 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 at YWCA, 301 North St., Batavia. Certified Nutrition Counselor Sherri Siena will whet your appetite with advice about getting back to the basics in the kitchen. Basics are those unprocessed foods that have all of the goodness and no extra chemicals and preservatives. We’re talking hearty oat and wheat brans, flaxseed, wheat germ, raw sugar and unbromated flours, for example. Siena says that there are many studies available that point to a link between processed foods and illnesses such as autism, obesity and diabetes. There are too many studies that can’t be ignored, she says! So why not remove those nasty extras and use healthier ingredients for a nutritious, delicious and satisfying dish. She will show you how to do it. Koepp’s book “Broken” is about her daughter’s tragic car accident and gradual recovery. More importantly, it’s about how Koepp and her family dealt with the crisis and came to terms with the daily stress. Bottom line: be thankful for every moment, she says. Please join us for an evening of insights, samples of wholesome appetizers and desserts and a Q & A afterward. $5 donation appreciated. (585)...

Come and walk with Steve Tasker!

Why is YWCA of Genesee County hosting former Buffalo Bills player Steve Tasker for our annual Stiletto & Sneaker Walk? As an integral (former) member of the Bills’ special teams, Steve fits in perfectly with YW’s own special team that deals with domestic violence. Every day our team takes calls or walk-in appointments from victims seeking refuge from abuse and violence in their homes. Our staff members listen, offer support, advocacy and guidance for how to get out of that black hole of misery and into a place of safety. Just as it is with a football organization’s success, YW makes progress when every member of the team works together toward the goal. Please join our team! The walk begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 1. Steve Tasker will help us to kick off the walk with opening remarks, followed by going on the two-mile route and then being available for a meet-and-greet afterward at YWCA, 301 North St., Batavia. To register or get more information, call (585)...