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We Need Real Solutions, Not Platitudes

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Statement by YWCA USA CEO, Alejandra Y. Castillo “In last night’s State of the Union address, President Trump doubled down on his standard dog-whistle of divisive rhetoric and scapegoating our most underserved communities. Last night’s litany of policies focused on building a border wall, separating immigrant families and ramping up penalties for drug offenders. He… Continue Reading We Need Real Solutions, Not Platitudes

Shutdown Hurts Women, Families, And Communities Of Color

Friday, January 19, 2018

STATEMENT BY YWCA USA CEO ALEJANDRA Y. CASTILLO “We are deeply disappointed in Congress’ failure to do their jobs and fund programs that support women, families, and our communities. “The impacts of this shutdown are broad and diverse, from the expiration of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) blatantly putting children’s health at risk, to… Continue Reading Shutdown Hurts Women, Families, And Communities Of Color

Gov. Pritzker Signs HOME IL Bill Codifying Illinois Action on Homelessness Prevention

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Chicago — Governor JB Pritzker signed HB2831 today, codifying the Illinois Interagency Task Force on Homelessness and the Community Advisory Council on Homelessness, initially established by the Governor via executive order in 2021. This bill codifies the unprecedented interagency collaboration to move Illinois to “functional zero” homelessness by bolstering the safety net, targeting high-risk populations,… Continue Reading Gov. Pritzker Signs HOME IL Bill Codifying Illinois Action on Homelessness Prevention

Ellen Reed

YMCA Hires New Executive Director

Friday, July 7, 2023

In the 1990’s, Reed was the program coordinator of the sexual assault program (SAPIS) of Quanada and the Executive Director of AVENUES in Hannibal. Since that time, she has served several organizations in the St. Louis metro area as the Executive Director in anti-domestic and sexual violence, and in HIV/AIDS shelters and transitional and permanent… Continue Reading YMCA Hires New Executive Director