Our 1st Annual 5k will focus on the silence that victims face in an abusive relationship. There are many reasons why victims stay in a domestic violence situation. Each survivor has their own story to tell, our role is support them in their time of need and connect them with services. YWCA, is the sole provider of domestic violence services in Genesee County. Come join us to support survivors and break the silence! Let their voices be heard!
Join us after for awards, live music, food and entertainment!
When we envision a world without violence, we begin to build a path to creating that world. Help us raise awareness about gender-based violence, support survivors, and envision a world without violence! Take a Week Without Violence campaign selfie (or group photo) using one of our customizable signs, tag us on social and use the hashtag #WWV21, and then tag 5 friends and challenge them to do the same! Check out our useful Week Without Violence guide for more info and sample social media posts. Can’t or don’t want to post a photo?
Capitol Hill Call-In Day
Capitol Hill Call-In Day: This Capitol Hill Call-In Day, we invite you to engage your Members of Congress by taking action online; calling your legislators; and engaging with these discussions on social media, using the hashtag #WWV21 and tweeting at your Member of Congress.
Make the Local Focal: Engage with your state and local elected officials on this important issue. Ask questions about their position on policies that support survivors and help hold them accountable.
Join us for a panel discussion on how we can reimagine the role of resilience and build thriving futures for survivors by centering healing – including replenishment, rest, and recovery – and addressing domestic and systemic violence, as well as the root causes of trauma, which feed into the cycle of harm.
More details coming soon!
Service providers, advocates, and activists in the fight to end gender-based violence all care deeply about these issues, and about the survivors they help each and every day. Unfortunately, this work can also cause vicarious trauma for individuals as they work with survivors who have undergone serious trauma or can retraumatize individuals who are survivors themselves.
Taking the time to engage in healing and self-care as a provider, advocate, activist, or survivor is an integral part of your own mental and physical well-being and will help make you an even more powerful advocate for your causes and clients.