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 email@example.com.
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.
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.