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MISSION UPDATE: September 2020

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Dear  YWCA Family,

August was a busy month! The 605 building is starting to feel more alive as we begin to welcome back additional staff members to the building and prepare to bring back Y-Dance dancers to the studios in a few short weeks! 

While COVID-19 is still affecting every facet of our operations, YWCA is continuing to follow the recommendations of state and local officials in determining how best to increase capacity in our building. The health and safety of staff, clients and program participants is of the utmost importance.

We thank you for your patience and support as we all continue to navigate this situation.

The Purse is Back!

On October 1, 2020, YWCA Greater Lafayette will launch the third annual Power of the Purse Campaign. For two years, Power of the Purse has highlighted the needs of survivors of domestic violence and the programs at YWCA that support survivors and their families in Greater Lafayette.

COVID-19 is creating financial uncertainty in industries across the world, and non-profits are no different. While traditional events have been canceled, organizations like ours are continuing to provide life-saving services to clients in our community through our Domestic Violence Intervention & Prevention Program, our Women’s Cancer Program, and empowerment services. To support all of our critical programming, YWCA will be doing Power of the Purse a little differently this year by highlighting all of our critical programs and services.

Whichever team you choose, when you join the Power of the Purse campaign as a PurseSetter you are leading the Greater Lafayette community in raising funds to provide tangible, unduplicated support and services to members of our community. Our programs change lives and support women and families through some of their toughest times. Thank you for joining YWCA on this very important mission.

For more information about joining Power of the Purse as a PurseSetter, email

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Volleyball Program Update

After much careful consideration, YWCA Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to discontinue YWCA-led volleyball programs at YWCA Greater Lafayette.

While the decision may appear to have happened quickly, we can assure you that members of our strategic task force and board have been considering ways to ensure the future sustainability of our important mission-focused work.

While change is difficult, we are thrilled to announce a rental agreement with The Academy Boiler Juniors. Founder and CEO Emily Hawthorne said her organization takes a holistic approach which includes individual skill development of every athlete (regardless of age or level) and providing a cost-effective opportunity (including scholarships & fundraising).

And even better news, familiar YWCA faces Dody McIntyre and a number of coaches will be calling The Academy Boiler Juniors home as well. Pre-season will begin later this month. Watch the YWCA or The Academy Boiler Juniors website for details.

Holiday Hours

YWCA will be closed on Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day. Our business office will reopen at 9:00 am on Tuesday, September 8. If you are experiencing domestic violence, call the 24 hour emergency crisis line at 765-423-1118 or toll free at 1-888-345-1118. Advocates are standing by to provide support and solutions 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

What's Happening at YWCA?

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We are thrilled to welcome dancers back into the studio this fall! Registration is now open for new and returning dancers. Learn more about our Safe Studio Procedures and the semester schedule at Register today!

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YWCA Greater Lafayette is one of six local nonprofit organizations receiving funds from City of Lafayette through Community Development Block Grants. These funds are being released to support nonprofits during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Learn more >>

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Mark you calendar for September 19, 2020, and join YWCA Greater Lafayette, the League of Women Voters and the Working Hoosiers Vote Coalition for an outdoor celebration of the 19th Amendment and the suffragists that made it happen.

Support Our Mission:
Program & Event Updates

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Shouting Against the Wind is a signature event between the Younger Women's Task Force and YWCA that centers the leadership of people of color, both past and present. On the fourth Monday of each month, we will gather online at 6pm to listen and learn. The next installment of Shouting Against the Wind will be Monday, September 28. To RSVP, visit

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Online Support Groups
Online support groups through our Domestic Violence Intervention & Prevention Program are available NOW! Sign up to receive information on how to attend Empower! and Expressions virtually. Register here.

Love & Logic

Starting September 29
Parenting the Love & Logic Way: Adults Supporting Youth with Challenging Pasts will return at the end of the month. This 8-week trauma-informed parenting course is facilitated by YWCA's Child Advocate, an independent facilitator and not an employee of the Love & Logic institute. 

This course is tailored for parents/guardians who have taken in a child through alternative family placement, fostering, and/or adoption. For more information, email Aneilya.


YWCA Greater Lafayette needs passionate community members to join our mission through many volunteer opportunities. To learn more, or to inquire about our many programs, events and opportunities, email and we will connect you with the appropriate staff member for your interests and goals.

Connect today and join us on a mission.




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