As Domestic Violence and Economic Hardship Continue to Increase During the Pandemic, the YWCA Evanston/North Shore Steps Up Its Response

With much of the population under stay-at-home orders or advisories, kids in remote learning, and many companies requiring employees to work from home, potential for domestic violence has made the work of organizations like the YWCA Evanston/North Shore even more critical. The Chicago Police Department reported that domestic-violence-related calls increased by 12 percent from January […]

Better Makers: YWomen Leadership Awards

The YWCA Evanston/North Shore hosted its eighth annual YWomen Leadership Awards on Oct. 15 in Evanston. More than 400 guests gathered to honor Delores Holmes, Sunny Fischer and Blair Brettschneider for their remarkable commitment to women’s empowerment, racial justice and social change. The event raised nearly $150,000 to benefit YWCA programs including financial literacy classes […]

YWCA Hosts Annual Benefit

YWCA Evanston/North Shore hosted their fifth annual YWomen Leadership Awards Benefit on October 3.   At the event, they honored several remarkable individuals and organizations for their commitment to women’s empowerment, racial equality and social change in front of an audience of more than 400 people. The first honoree, Alice Tregay, began her work against […]