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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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)...

Special Teams @ YWCA

YWCA of Genesee County can’t get its work done without the special staff dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence. But this year there’s another special team player set to join us for the annual Stiletto & Sneaker Walk. Former Buffalo Bills great Steve Tasker will help us kick off this year’s event on Thursday, October 1. Please join our “special teams” in honoring victims and survivors of domestic violence during this walk. There will be purple balloons, purple socks and a #Thurple campaign in an effort to raise awareness of this ugly epidemic. The violence is all too real for hundreds of victims each year in Genesee County alone. Help us to spread the word that no victim has to endure violence and abuse. And if you see it, say it: tell someone if you even suspect such abuse of a friend, family member, co-worker, neighbor, or anyone you encounter. Come and see Steve Tasker, take a two-mile walk and, if you’ve worked up an appetite, join us for our Community Harvest Supper. Walk is at 5:30 p.m. and supper goes from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, October 1 at YWCA, 301 North St. Walk is $10 (12 and under free) and $8 for the supper. (585)...