Year: 2020

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Hope in the Midst of a Crisis

Monday, April 27, 2020

YWCA’s work does not stop just because the whole world has as a result of COVID-19. Today, we’re celebrating one of our very own Independence Place residents! A 24-year-old woman (we are going to call her Karla) has reached several milestones, all in the midst of a pandemic. Karla was experiencing homelessness before she moved… Continue Reading Hope in the Midst of a Crisis

COVID-19 is no equalizer; racism is a public health crisis

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

by Margaret Mitchell, YWCA Greater Cleveland, President & CEO Cleveland – April 21, 2020 – I’m not crying wolf, but simply telling the untarnished truth. The intended consequences of our history have brought us here. The Black community has endured endless campaigns of slavery, exploitation, violence, mass incarceration, housing discrimination, and economic disinvestment. Recent reports… Continue Reading COVID-19 is no equalizer; racism is a public health crisis

COVID-19 Important Programing Updates

Thursday, March 19, 2020

After careful consideration, we have made a number of difficult decisions to protect our program participants and staff. Effective 3/17, YWCA Greater Cleveland’s administrative offices are closed for all non-essential staff. The Early Learning Center is closed until further notice, effective 3/17 All sites (YWCA’s administrative building, Norma Herr Women’s Center, and Cogswell Hall) will… Continue Reading COVID-19 Important Programing Updates

We Are Stronger Together

Thursday, March 19, 2020

As a supporter of YWCA Greater Cleveland, you know the powerful impact that YWCA makes on people’s lives. We need your help to ensure that every one of our program participants has the resources they need during this extraordinary moment. Please consider making a donation to one of the following programs. Click on the links… Continue Reading We Are Stronger Together

Cogswell Hall and YWCA Greater Cleveland Finalize Merger Agreement

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Cleveland – March 1, 2020 – YWCA Greater Cleveland and Cogswell Hall have completed a strategic merger effective March 1, forming a single organization that leverages the expertise of both toward helping to solve homelessness in Cleveland.  The two organizations entered talks in June of 2019, upon the retirement of Cogswell Hall Executive Director, Diana… Continue Reading Cogswell Hall and YWCA Greater Cleveland Finalize Merger Agreement