Cherries For Charity Celebrates 34 Years!

Cherries: the quintessential summer fruit. Whether you are gathered around a bonfire, cooling off in the pool, or manning the grill at your neighborhood cookout, cherries are the perfect pairing to any summer tradition. July is the peak of the cherry harvest which means Cherries for Charity is upon us. This meaningful (and tasty) event…
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Let The Wild Rumpus Begin!

In the classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, a young boy named Max is hailed as king of the Wild Things on a mysterious make-believe island.  He proudly decrees that it is time for the Wild Rumpus to begin and then enjoys a playful romp with his new friends. On Thursday, June 16th…
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Nominations Open For 2016 Women Of The Year Awards

YWCA Cass Clay is now accepting nominations for the 43rd Annual Women of the Year awards through Friday, February 19, 2016.  Since 1973, YWCA has been shining a spotlight on exceptional women. They are leaders, mentors, visionaries, angels and heroes. Women of the Year recipients will be announced during the event to be held on Monday, April…
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Offer Hope And Change A Life

For many of us, this time of year is full of joy, hope, and family traditions. Unfortunately, for others this season brings painful memories better forgotten. The number one reason women come to the YWCA Emergency Shelter is to escape various forms of violence and abuse, including human trafficking. This year, the YWCA reported serving…
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Bringing Her From Fear To Freedom

After enduring abuse from a man she thought loved her, Serena and her children fled to a hotel where they stayed, safe from him. One afternoon Serena returned to the hotel to find him waiting. He punched her and forced himself into her room. He sexually assaulted and beat Serena, leaving her curled in a…
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