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Latest News from YWCA National Capital Area

Looking for the latest news? You’ve come to the right place. Member of the media with a story request? Contact Sarah Graham, Manager of Communications & Advocacy, at sgraham@ywcanca.org or (202) 626-0728.

33 Years | Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

During this Disability Pride Month, we celebrate the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which was signed into law 33 years ago today. The ADA greatly expanded protections to include matters of physical accessibility, transportation, employment, government services, and other areas of public life.   Today, 33 years later, we see the… Continue Reading 33 Years | Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)

Help us Fill 100+ Backpacks! | YWCA NCA Back to School Campaign

Monday, July 17, 2023

It’s almost time for back to school. This year, we are again collecting school supplies for our Back to School Backpack campaign. Our goal? Fill (at least) 100 backpacks with the much needed school supplies for our community’s families! Last year, folks stepped up and supported this campaign with gusto, sending more than 100 students back… Continue Reading Help us Fill 100+ Backpacks! | YWCA NCA Back to School Campaign

It’s Disability Pride Month & Minority Mental Health Awareness Month!

Thursday, July 13, 2023

In July, we are celebrating Disability Pride Month & National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Both of these months aim to honor communities and draw attention to issues we often ignore. Disability Pride Month Since 1990, Disability Pride Month has honored people with disabilities and seeks to end the stigmas associated with disability. People with disabilities… Continue Reading It’s Disability Pride Month & Minority Mental Health Awareness Month!

One year since Dobbs decision: What can we do now?

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Today is the first anniversary of the Jackson Women’s Health Organization v. Dobbs decision, which undid decades of reproductive rights & privacy protections provided under Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. This decision has been devastating to reproductive healthcare in this country. In just one year and despite consistent public opinion in support… Continue Reading One year since Dobbs decision: What can we do now?