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... read more

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... read more

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... read more


Purple is the signature color for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. The YWCA of Genesee County has proclaimed the first Thursday of the month as Healthy Relationships Day and, as a result,is planning a series of events to happen on this day. That includes... read more

What’s in a Salad?

Memorial Day has traditionally been reserved for parades and honoring veterans that have served our country. It often also includes picnics and gatherings for family and friends. Sherri’s Food for Thought May cooking class will feature yummy salads you can... read more

Using Our Noodles

As temperatures barely hover at 20-degrees outside, who couldn’t use some warm comfort foods that are made with wholesome ingredients and taste delicious? Chef Sherri Siena will teach you how to make your own vegetable-based pastas, including spinach noodles for... read more

306 and counting …

When the organizers of our new Care & Crisis Helpline officially opened the service on January 1, their goals were admittedly modest. Figuring about one call a day, minus weekends, they hoped to receive at least 300 calls within the Helpline’s first year. It... read more

We Heart Chocolate!

Sherri’s Food for Thought is stocking up on lots of Ghirardelli chocolates to make truffles drizzled in white chocolate and strawberries dipped in melted chocolate. Why that particular brand? Because it has a higher concentration of cocoa, making everything THAT... read more

No More … What?

If you have seen the national “No More” commercials, you may have wondered just what is the famous actress or sports star trying to convey? Yes, it’s about domestic violence, and they want to see it come to an end. But amidst the tears and stammering... read more

Wholesome Food for Thought

Our latest entity, Sherri’s Food for Thought, will be offering some fun classes starting in 2015. The second Thursday of every month will feature a particular theme or focus. Our January 8 class will be just in time for the Super Bowl with Festive Finger Foods!... read more

Shopping Saturday!

First there was Black Friday, followed by Small Business Saturday and then Cyber Monday. Today is Giving Tuesday, which should be followed by Weeping Wednesday (after all of that spending)! Since we are only into the second day of December, it’s likely... read more

Some Food for Thought …

Who doesn’t have a thought or two about food? Some are good, some are bad, and others get very, very ugly. Diets, restrictions, the latest fad and obsessions can wreak complete havoc on a perfectly fine plate of food. What’s the trend of the day? Is it... read more

Unusual pairing helps out YWCA

“Stan’s Harley-Davidson was transformed Saturday, with an unusual array of activities not related to motorcycles. Antique cars, bicycles, a bounce house, lots of food and a few craft booths. Yes, there were motorcycles, lots of them at YWCA’s 2014 Wheels &... read more

YWCA to host vigil for Nicole Sheehan

“Suzanne Ball is angry. She’s angry about the rumors going around regarding her deceased daughter Nicole Sheehan. The 29-year-old Batavia native died June 20 in Westfield from a gunshot wound. Ball can usually be mild mannered. But not when it involves her... read more