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YWCA Receives $515,000 Grant to Support Survivors of Domestic Violence

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee was recently awarded a $515,000 grant to provide transitional housing support to women and children leaving the Weaver Domestic Violence Center and starting their lives anew. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) – Office on Violence Against Women funding supports holistic, victim-centered approaches for moving victims of… Continue Reading YWCA Receives $515,000 Grant to Support Survivors of Domestic Violence

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Congress must reauthorize Violence Against Women Act | Opinion – Sharon K. Roberson (Tennessean)

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Last spring, after suffering eight long years of emotional and physical abuse “Margaret” found the courage to leave her husband. She took the kids and moved into a new apartment, but her freedom didn’t last long. Her abuser found them, broke the locks, and took children. With the help of Metro’s Office of Family Safety,… Continue Reading Congress must reauthorize Violence Against Women Act | Opinion – Sharon K. Roberson (Tennessean)

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YWCA Hosts 27th Academy for Women of Achievement Celebration

Friday, October 12, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 12, 2018) – YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee hosted its 27th annual Academy for Women of Achievement celebration and induction dinner at the Music City Center in downtown Nashville last night. More than 500 people, including Mayor David Briley and leaders from Nashville’s music, business, government, and philanthropic sectors attended. The 2018… Continue Reading YWCA Hosts 27th Academy for Women of Achievement Celebration

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More females murdered in Tennessee than almost any other state (WSMV-TV)

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) Domestic violence is a crisis in Tennessee. Once again, Tennessee ranks among the worst in the country for females murdered by males. In fact, the state ranks fifth across the country in an annual study released Tuesday by the Violence Policy Center. Tennessee has been somewhere on the study’s top-10 list for the… Continue Reading More females murdered in Tennessee than almost any other state (WSMV-TV)

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AMEND Experience Challenges Community to Work Together to End Abuse Against Women & Girls

Saturday, September 15, 2018

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – More than 500 men and women came together Thursday morning at the Omni Nashville Hotel to confront a timely and critical issue —how to challenge a culture and end the epidemic of violence against women. The AMEND Experience spotlights the YWCA’s AMEND Together program, a primary prevention initiative dedicated to ending… Continue Reading AMEND Experience Challenges Community to Work Together to End Abuse Against Women & Girls

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Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton calls on leaders to take stand against domestic violence (Tennessean)

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Calling for an end to domestic violence, Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton stood before a group of more than 500 Middle Tennessee community leaders among others in Nashville Thursday and asked them to take a stand. “We have to talk about something that we don’t want to talk about,” Hamilton, who lives outside Nashville, told the group during the 3rd annual… Continue Reading Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton calls on leaders to take stand against domestic violence (Tennessean)

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Newsmaker : Shan Foster, VP External Affairs & AMEND Together (WKRN-TV)

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee is working to stop domestic violence before it starts. That’s what the AMEND Together program is all about. The YWCA’s VP of External Affairs and AMEND Together appeared WKRN News 2 on Tuesday, Sept. 11 to discuss the initiative and the upcoming AMEND Experience. Watch his Newsmaker… Continue Reading Newsmaker : Shan Foster, VP External Affairs & AMEND Together (WKRN-TV)

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How men can make Tennessee a safer place for women – Plazas (Tennessean)

Sunday, August 26, 2018

This column originally appeared in the Tennessean newspaper on Sunday, Aug. 26 Shan Foster saw a lot of violence as a child and young man that left an indelible mark on him. “I saw women who were victims,” he said. “I saw men who had bad role models. As a consequence, they in turn inflicted violence on… Continue Reading How men can make Tennessee a safer place for women – Plazas (Tennessean)

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Olympic Champion, Humanitarian & Cancer Survivor to Offer Keynote at 3rd Annual AMEND Experience

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 21, 2018) — The YWCA is thrilled to announce Scott Hamilton, the most recognized male figure skating star in the world, is the featured speaker for the 3rd annual AMEND Experience. The Olympic Gold medalist, best-selling author, broadcaster, cancer survivor, humanitarian, and motivational speaker will inspire the audience not to give up… Continue Reading Olympic Champion, Humanitarian & Cancer Survivor to Offer Keynote at 3rd Annual AMEND Experience