Brrrrr …

Leaves are falling, the wind is blowing and there’s definitely that crisp cool sense of autumn … with winter right around the corner! And what comes with all of that is the fun of decorating your home for the holidays. If you could use some fresh ideas,... read more

And the winners are …

That title is a misnomer, since there are NO losers as far as we’re concerned. But for the 2013 Fabulous Females Awards program this year, there will be four recipients of the Fabulous Female Award. Please consider nominating that special woman or young lady who... read more

Ouch! A Cavity?!

Nobody likes going to the dentist. That’s why we’re bringing one to you! Dr. Ellie Phillips, who has a dentistry practice in Rochester, will offer tips for keeping your teeth in tip-top shape during the next YES! Cafe. It goes from noon to 1 p.m. on... read more

Make Time To Walk!

What would be better than taking a walk during one of these beautiful late-summer days? Doing it with friends, colleagues and family to support YWCA! The one-mile walk will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at John Kennedy Intermediate School, 166 Vine St. Officially,... read more

Walk in Stilettos? Are You Crazy?!

That may be one reaction to the YW’s first-time Stiletto Walk on October 1. But please rest assured, you do NOT have to squeeze into a pair of pointy-toed pumps to support the cause of domestic violence awareness. It’s the idea of walking “a mile in... read more

One out of Five

Of five women you know, at least one has likely been affected by domestic violence. YW’s Domestic Violence Crisis & Prevention Services staff sees about 700 NEW victims each year. Why should you care? Because those victims are your neighbors, your... read more

Are You Ready for Some Cajun Haddock?

Broiled cajun haddock with pineapple and mango salsa is just one of the many delicious entrees available during a Dine for Domestic Violence Crisis & Prevention Services deal next Tuesday! If you dine some time between 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 at City... read more

Rulers, Notebooks, Heroin

That’s right, it’s time for back-to-school thoughts of pencils, markers, rulers, notebooks … and heroin, synthetic drugs and being lured by a stranger on the Internet. Of course, those dangers are probably ALWAYS out there, but going back to school... read more

Back-to-School Lessons

Did somebody say YUM?! Since this is a terrific time of year to reap the bounty of nature, lunch for our September YES! Cafe will feature homemade minestrone soup, a meat or veggie wrap, salad bar and juicy peach cobbler with ice cream. It’s set for noon to 1... read more

Blue Skies, Generosity & Fun!

This past Saturday demonstrated that there are MANY generous and caring people in Genesee County! It was Chapin International’s sixth annual Charity Golf Tournament — with YWCA of Genesee County as this year’s beneficiary! There were 47 teams of four... read more

Can I Get a Witness?

We’re not typically into tooting our own horn, so we greatly appreciate when others do it for us! In the last few months, patrons have voluntarily told us — on comment cards left in each public space at the YW — about a recent visit and how it went.... read more

Summer 2013 at the YWCA

If you have visited here lately, you may have wondered: where have we been? Updating this website and working on special programs such as … the children’s Summer Adventure Program, with cool themes and fun trips five days a week; putting on lively... read more

Fashionistas Take Note: MSC’s Makeover

My Sister’s Closet has had a facelift and an addition of a children’s section. We hope you will approve of the rich purple walls, which are a signature color of Domestic Violence Awareness. All proceeds from MSC goes toward DV programs, so it was only... read more

The YES Cafe is Coming Soon!

As we enter into another New Year, there is plenty to be excited about at 301 North St. The YES Cafe is in progress and will hopefully be debuting by mid-February. If you are interested in participating as a presenter during this lunchtime forum, please contact... read more

Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month Necessary?

October is Domestic Violence (DV) Awareness Month and the YWCA strives to bring DV Awareness to our community during October and throughout the year.  On average, 4 women a day are murdered by their intimate partners in the US, and Domestic Violence calls represent... read more

Ford Builders Take 1st Place in Volleyball League

Congratulations Ford Builders as they are undefeated for a second straight year in the YWCA Fall Recreational Volleyball League!  Jennifer Ford Berry and her teammates had another perfect season.  Sally Barie and her team from Wm. A. Phillips, Inc. took second place... read more

It’s Your YWCA

Say YES to YWCA! Staff at YWCA of Genesee County has been working hard to reach out to the public, connect with people and serve your needs. Although the organization’s national mission is to empower women and eliminate racism, this Batavia-based organization... read more

Countdown to Supper!

There are less than five weeks to go before the first-ever Community Harvest Supper on Oct. 10. That day will feature veggie stew simmering on the stove, the smell of freshly baked breads and desserts in the oven, the kitchen abuzz with people doing prep work while... read more