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Why is now the time to declare Racism a Public Health Crisis?

Thursday, July 29, 2021

YWCA Tri-County’s Day on Capitol Hill Capitol Hill Day is a national day of action where sister associations from over two hundred YWCAs nationwide come together to form State delegations to educate Congress about the critical issues impacting communities that we serve and live in. Capitol Hill Day on June 17, 2021, was notably different… Continue Reading Why is now the time to declare Racism a Public Health Crisis?

Juneteenth 2021

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

YWCA Tri-County Area joined other community groups at a Juneteenth celebration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 19 at Memorial Park in Pottstown. YW3CA also sponsored the Montgomery County Chapter PA Democratic Black Caucus Juneteenth Celebration 5 to 9 p.m. at the Norristown Black Lives Matter Mural. Juneteenth is a celebration of the… Continue Reading Juneteenth 2021

George Floyd Verdict Statement

Friday, May 7, 2021

In light of the George Floyd verdict, this national case reinforces the struggle to save Black lives. This historic event has highlighted and opened eyes that Black Americans are not treated equally across the system. Accountability must be held by our local state and national government to bring about the reforms that are long overdue.… Continue Reading George Floyd Verdict Statement

Anti-Bias Education

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Many have said that we need to have a conversation about racism and inequality. We agree that it is always important to have deep and constructive conversations and discussions about race and racism, and then we must turn our talk into action. Dedicated to providing equitable early education to support the needs of our children… Continue Reading Anti-Bias Education

Adult Education Enrollment Open!

Monday, August 17, 2020

Adult education at YWCA Tri-County Area’s Education and Training Center empowers adult learners in building a strong foundation for workplace success. Our instructors are educated, experienced, and supportive – ready to help you reach your professional goals, one step at a time. It’s our mission to treat every one of our students with dignity & respect. Enrollment is open for… Continue Reading Adult Education Enrollment Open!

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Healthy Body Healthy Minds Intiative

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Keeping the Conversation Moving YWCA Tri-County Area’s Advocacy Team was pleased to be a part of Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute (HBHMI) this past week. HBHMI is an annual conference designed to nurture the interdisciplinary roles of educators, administrators, and researchers in fostering school environments that promote wellness as a core component of school culture,… Continue Reading Healthy Body Healthy Minds Intiative

Mission Movement – Conscious Discipline

Monday, August 10, 2020

Opportunities to learn, grow, and thrive every day in our Early Education Center. YW3CA’s Early Education Center helps children and families achieve emotional and physical well-being and school readiness through affordable, high-quality preschool education. More than 120 children ages 6 months to 6 years old are enrolled in the infant/toddler, preschool, Early Head Start, and… Continue Reading Mission Movement – Conscious Discipline

Persona Dolls Promoting Empathy

Monday, August 10, 2020

Fostering empathy through building connections. YW3CA’s Early Education Center is continuing to innovate and provide social-emotional support to our students. Currently in year three of implementing Conscious Discipline curricula, our leadership team has recently introduced Persona dolls in each classroom. Persona dolls are a fantastic way to support and nourish social-emotional skills in children. One… Continue Reading Persona Dolls Promoting Empathy

YW Supports Menstrual Health

Monday, August 10, 2020

Menstrual Health Matters. Period. Menstrual health is often overlooked in impoverished communities due to a very common misconception: ‘it only affects half the population’. According to Global Citizen – “menstrual health is not just a women’s issue. Globally, 2.3 billion people live without basic sanitation services. Not being able to use these services makes it… Continue Reading YW Supports Menstrual Health

Trauma Responsive Practices Webinar

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

YWCA Tri-County Area continues “Racism, Trauma, and What’s Next” with online panel discussion about trauma responsive practices “Racism, Trauma, and What’s Next”, a six-part conversation and issue education series sponsored by YWCA Tri-County Area, continues on Wednesday, July 15, with an online panel discussion about mental health during this summer’s national crises and the resulting… Continue Reading Trauma Responsive Practices Webinar

YWCA Tri-County Area Reopens Monday, July 6

Monday, July 6, 2020

YWCA Tri-County Area reopens for programming on Monday, July 6. The Early Education Center, 315 King St., Pottstown, reopens with early education classes for infants/toddlers, preschool, and Early Head Start. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Registration for Pre-K Counts is open; classes start August 24. For information about early education programming, call 610-323-1888,… Continue Reading YWCA Tri-County Area Reopens Monday, July 6

Virtual Empowerment Programs

Thursday, April 16, 2020

This past week we were thrilled to host our 3rd Virtual Meet Up for Great Girls Today, for girls in 4th-6th grade! Every Wednesday night from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, our Youth Empowerment Program team offers their free programming virtually – Great Girls Today. Every Great Girls Today session begins with a Brain Smart… Continue Reading Virtual Empowerment Programs

Community Resources During COVID-19

Friday, April 3, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic has presented enormous hardships for millions of individuals across the country and the world. For all of us, this is a time of tremendous uncertainty and it will require everyone to come together to protect the most vulnerable members of our communities. And, we are already planning ahead so we can adapt… Continue Reading Community Resources During COVID-19

Mental Health Matters!

Friday, April 3, 2020

Over 100 years ago, YWCAs across the country operated as first responders during the Spanish influenza pandemic. Today, we have been called upon to do the same during the global coronavirus pandemic. We are, and always have been, on the front lines. During these difficult times, stress and anxiety are at an all-time high for… Continue Reading Mental Health Matters!

Wishing You Well

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

YW3CA’s Early Education Center commits to daily routines and rituals in line with Conscious Discipline, a social emotional curriculum, one of these routines: Wishing Well. In the fall of 2018, we adopted a social-emotional (SEL) curriculum which supports peace, justice and dignity, important elements of our mission statement. Conscious Discipline helps teachers in achieving a… Continue Reading Wishing You Well

DAWN of a New Program

Friday, January 10, 2020

Adults in Montgomery County have new opportunities to forge a new path to sustainable employment through a partnership between YWCA Tri-County Area and AmeriCorps/Corporation for National and Community Service through the AmeriCorps DAWN program. Launched this week with AmeriCorps member orientation, AmeriCorps DAWN (Dignified Advancement Workforce Navigation) will work with job seekers in 1-on-1 settings… Continue Reading DAWN of a New Program

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Emergency Rent and Utilities Assistance Program

Friday, March 19, 2021

YWCA Tri-County Area is proud to announce our partnership with Your Way Home Montgomery County to provide eligible Montgomery County renters and landlords who have been impacted by COVID-19 up to 12 months of assistance for rent and utility bills dating back to March 13th, 2020.   Keeping People in Their Homes “We know that many people across Montgomery County are still facing job loss and economic impacts due to the… Continue Reading Emergency Rent and Utilities Assistance Program

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Increasing Food Production, Education, and Job Prospects

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

According to Feeding America’s “Map the Meal Gap” studies, 7 percent of Montgomery County residents are facing food insecurity with an estimated rise to 11.1 percent in 2020. Many food pantries have experienced a 50 percent increase in demand over the past few months, thereby heightening the need for broad collective action to support the health… Continue Reading Increasing Food Production, Education, and Job Prospects