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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 or (202) 626-0728.

Happy Pride Month!

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Today starts Pride Month, a time to honor and celebrate our LGBTQIA+ community.  While this month is about celebrating, we must also remind you that Pride began as a riot, and our friends in the LGBTQIA+ community are currently under attack in this country now more than ever. This year alone, the ACLU is tracking… Continue Reading Happy Pride Month!

Take Action on Mental Health TODAY!

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Today is Mental Health Action Day. This day spreads the message that, just like our physical health, we can take actions to improve our mental health. There is no health without mental health. In recent years, our community has seen dramatic impacts upon our mental health. The global pandemic isolated us and many people sought out mental health support… Continue Reading Take Action on Mental Health TODAY!

Teachers & Nurses: We Thank You!

Friday, May 12, 2023

It’s National Teacher Appreciation Week and National Nurses Week, which both celebrate two groups of people who help our community learn, stay healthy, and move forward. As both these careers are historically staffed primarily by women, the YWCA National Capital  Area wants to take some time this week to remind you of the impact these… Continue Reading Teachers & Nurses: We Thank You!