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24-HOUR
domestic violence/sexual assault hotline

(413) 733-7100 (TTY/V)
(800) 796-8711 (TTY/V)

Llamanos / Spanish-language

(800) 223-5001

 

EMPLOYEE
SPOTLIGHT
Diana Guzman

 

Celebrating a successful YWCA Golf Tournament!

 
 
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May 17, 2024 in Employee Spotlight

EMPLOYEE
SPOTLIGHT

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Diana Guzman, PHR Nominated by Elizabeth G. Dineen, JD, CEO of the YWCA "If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading." —…
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May 6, 2024 in Uncategorized

Today, May 6, is Holocaust Remembrance Day.

By Elizabeth G. Dineen, JD - CEO, YWCA of Western Massachusetts From 1933 to 1945, six million Jews—men, women and children—were systematically and viciously murdered by the Nazi regime as…
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April 22, 2024 in Uncategorized

During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, it is important to highlight the often over-looked contributions of Black women in leading the fight against sexual violence.

By Elizabeth G. Dineen, JD - CEO, YWCA of Western Massachusetts In May of 1866, during the Memphis Race Riots/Massacre, mobs of white men terrorized Black neighborhoods throughout Memphis, Tennessee.…
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Our Impact

The 24/7 hotline fielded 6,516 calls. Of these, 84 were coded as medical advocacy calls (meaning an advocate was dispatched to an area hospital), 1,997 calls were coded as Domestic Violence, 401 as sexual assault, 700 as homelessness, and 30 as human trafficking.

11,895+ clients served annually in YWCA programs offered locally

329
Community-Based Domestic Violence Services clients served in 2022
CBDV Program
407
SAFEPLAN clients served in 2022
About SAFEPLAN
59
Supportive Housing Program clients served in 2022
About SHP
180
Children Who Witness Violence clients served in 2022
About CWWV

Who We Are

The fifth largest YWCA in the country

Founded in 1868, the YWCA of Western Massachusetts has served our region for more than 150 years, guided by its founding principle to provide shelter, support services, and tools for self-sufficiency for women and girls in our community. Today, the YWCA of Western Massachusetts is one of the largest of the 300 local YW Associations in the United States, providing support to nearly 2,000 individuals annually. The YW exists to fulfill its mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. 

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