YWCA ROCK COUNTY

Rating: 4.33 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Homeless & Housing, Human Services, Immigration

Location: 1735 S Washington St Janesville WI 53546 USA

Mission: YWCA Rock County is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all
Direct beneficiaries per year: approximately 2000
Geographic areas served: Rock County, WI and nearby areas
Programs: Alternatives to Violence (domestic violence crisis & recovery), CARE House (child advocacy center serving victims of abuse/neglect), Child Care (preschool through age 12), Immigrant Outreach, Women's Economic Empowerment, Racial Justice Initiative

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Rating: 3 stars  

hi..how can we be more involved? if someone would like to do something or participate or learn more who should they contact?

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Working with teens can be a challenge. They have an overabundance of energy. Fortunately they also have a ton of creativity. My local group was working on a community-wide campaign, which included posters illustrating the 10 early warning signs of abuse. The teens knew just the right images and words to use to develop the posters. However, they didn't quite have the technical expertise to complete them in the amount of time available. I contacted the Public Relations Department of the YWCA of Rock County and they quickly came to the rescue. They were thrilled to work with the teens and provided positive feedback to them. Together we created an eye-catching poster series that impacted youth at our school. In addition, the posters have inspired other organizations throughout the state to enlist the creativity and energy of teens to advocate in their communities and take on the silent epidemic of teen dating abuse.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

creating a campaign to reach out to teens of all ages to educate them on the early warning signs of dating abuse.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the willingness of the staff to share their knowledge with others and to help with projects even when their own workload is high!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Passionate, creative and unbelievably dedicated.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

My first encounter with the YWCA was as a client. My daughters and I stayed at the women's shelter when leaving a DV relationship. They counseled and supported me, giving me back my confidence and self-esteem. After several years of healing, I returned as a volunteer to help other women see there is a way out. Eventually I served on the Board of Directors trying in another way to give back all that the YWCA staff had given me. The YWCA Rock County empowered me to be a strong independent woman unafraid to stand up and use my voice to promote change!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Through my own personal crisis, healing and escape from domestic violence. And again as a Volunteer and Board Member as I assisted and watched other women mentored and encouraged through their many programs.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the change in people.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

remarkable! Compassionate, caring and very talented individuals.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make a big difference in the lives of many here in Rock County.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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