Save this image of the "DVAM hearts" and share it on social media!
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! 
YWCA has offered domestic violence advocacy services for over 35 years. Every October, as we raise awareness, share about our programs and services, and come together to support victims and survivors of domestic violence throughout the Tennessee Valley. Here's how you can get involved:
  • Join us on social media by posting the "DVAM hearts" on your social media feed or story. Let victims and survivors know that you believe them and are there to support them. Follow @YWCAKnoxville for updates. 
  • Several local businesses are generously hosting percentage nights in honor of DVAM. Papa Murphy's Pizza, Belk and Moe's Southwest Grill are just a few businesses participating. Click HERE to see the full list. 
  • Power and Control: Strategies to Address Domestic Violence webinar -- This webinar is hosted by child welfare/domestic violence liaisons in partnership with the Department of Children's Services. YWCA Advocate and DCS Liaison in Anderson County Elizabeth Vickers will be presenting. Register to attend the webinar, set for October 6 at 11:00 a.m., by clicking HERE
  • The Intersectionality of Domestic Violence and Race: A Conversation -- Join YWCA as we host ZaKiya Bell-Rogers on Wednesday, October 21 at 11:30 a.m. for a conversation about the intersectionality of domestic violence and racial justice. Register by clicking HERE

Join us and take the 'We Believe You" Pledge! 

Watch members of the community pledge to take a stand against domestic violence.
Join us by taking the pledge HERE
Thank you to all of our staff, Board Members, partners and community leaders who joined us in the "We Believe You" pledge!

Phyllis Wheatley Center in the News! 

Phyllis Wheatley Center Director Monica Smith-Albright sat down with the Shopper News to explain how the Phyllis Wheatley Center is working to meet the needs of virtual learners and their parents. Read the full article HERE
Smith-Albright also spoke with Tanisha Fitzgerald-Baker, YWCA Board Member and host of the Talking with T show, to share about programs, services and needs of the PWC. 
Fast forward to the 5-minute mark to listen to the full interview.

Take a Look at Our Wish List! 

Many of our clients are still in need of items due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the season begins to change, here are a few essential needs:
  • Warm hats
  • Twin size sheet sets
  • Gloves
  • Winter jackets (all sizes, including youth)  
  • New underwear 
  • Full size shampoo and conditioner
See our Amazon and Walmart wish lists to do contact-less donating. 

Tribute to Women Postponed to 2021

We are saddened to announce that YWCA's 36th Annual Tribute to Women event is being postponed to 2021. We greatly appreciate all who have inquired about nominations and participating in Tribute to Women. Be on the look-out next year for more information. 

Meet Our Newest Team Members! 

DJ Williamson
After-School Enrichment Counselor at Phyllis Wheatley Center 
Jaeland Marsh,
After-School Enrichment Counselor at Phyllis Wheatley Center 

Join Our Team! 

YWCA is seeking energetic individuals to join our team. Some of our open positions include: 
  • Director of Donor Relations 
  • Supporting Youth Experiencing Trauma Program Coordinator
  • Front Desk Clerk
  • After-School Enrichment Counselor
  • Virtual Home Away from Home Program Assistant 
  • Domestic Violence Victim Advocate
See the descriptions and applications by clicking HERE
We are grateful for the support and flexibility of our sponsors and table hosts who supported the Keys of Hope Virtual Luncheon.
 Thank you, all! 
Presenting Sponsor: 
Nancy and Stephen Land 
Key Partner:
Promise Partners:
Wanda and John Sobieski

Hope Partners:

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