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YWCA of Minot North Dakota
April 20, 2011

I was introduced to the YWCA in 2009 through community volunteer efforts. They provide an amazing service to the local women and community. Additionally, their recognition of the contribution of local women through the Women of Distinction event is amazing. So many women and children are in need here in Minot and the surrounding areas. Many are homeless due to very limited availability of housing and outrageous rent prices. The YWCA gives women a chance to get on their feet and off the street. It is unfortunate that the YWCA struggles with funding as a much bigger shelter is needed as well as more program availability.

The Great!

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

The ability to help women and children find shelter, recognition of women's contributions to the community through the Women of Distinction event, volunteer efforts and community support activities, leadership and personal growth opportunities as a member of the board.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help generate more funding so things like the remodeling of the women's shelter wouldn't be in question.

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I'm the Equal Opportunity Director at Minot AFB, I'm also a local counselor and understand the struggles of women and children in our community.