Week Without Violence

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Centering Survivors

YWCA’s 2022 Week Without Violence campaign: Centering Survivors, focuses on how today’s issues and headlines are impacting victims and survivors of violence.

Supreme Court decisions, state legislation, and a rising wave of hate and violence have created a chilling landscape for survivors. From gun violence and mass shootings to reproductive health restrictions, anti-LGBTQ+ laws, and police violence, some of our nation’s most contentious issues directly impact the safety and well-being of survivors in unique and especially harmful ways. Too often these impacts are unknown, overlooked, or actively ignored — leaving many survivors of violence unsupported in their efforts to find safety, healing, and pathways forward, free from further violence.

As our nation heads to the polls in November amidst the increasingly contentious rhetoric and political division surrounding abortion bans, “don’t say gay” laws, access to firearms, and more, voters will decide the outcomes of more than 7,000 local, state, and federal offices. To ensure the voices and needs of all survivors are addressed, it is critical that we center survivors in these discussions and in our voter education and GOTV (Get Out The Vote) efforts. By raising awareness of the ways polarizing issues impact survivors, we can bridge divides and build support among voters, candidates, and policymakers for the services and solutions survivors need.

Join us from October 17-22, 2022 as we raise awareness, elevate survivor voices, talk with policymakers, and more with a common goal: centering survivors so that together, we can end violence.

Donate Today!

Join YWCA & Community Partners for a Week of Advocacy, Art, & Activities that Rally Communities & Inspire Change.

We are also excited to partner our Race for Education event with Week Without Violence!

Relive the amazing energy felt during YWCA’s 2021 Week Without Violence featuring the restoration of a commissioned street art installation, student art contest, music, games, food, community partners & more.

Block Event & Race for Education

Saturday, October 22nd, 2022 11-3pm

300 Block, King Street, Pottstown, PA

Join YWCA for the restoration of our inspiring Street Art Installation,

Poetry, Youth Art Contest, Family Activities, Food & more!

FREE Block Tickets

Block Event

Sponsorship & Vendor Form


6th Annual Youth Art Contest Details

Help YW3CA bring this project to life!

We invite others to join YWCA as collaborative partners in this community building and outreach opportunity centered around YWCA’s Week Without Violence.

  • Connect with legislators, businesses & individuals interested in sponsoring YWCA’s #WWV
  • Follow YWCA on social media & promote our campaigns
  • Invite youth in grades 5 – 12 from the Tri-County Area to participate in a #WWV themed art contest led by Youth Empowerment Program
  • Join us on Saturday October 22nd for Race for Education & Block Event. Bring your friends, colleagues & family