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YWCA Week Without Violence

October 18-23, 2021

Week Without Violence is part of a global movement with YWCAs across the country and around the world to end violence against women and girls. At YWCA, we know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally and that some victims go unrecognized altogether. That’s why, for more than 20 years, YWCA has set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence. Join us from October 18 – 23, as we hold events, share information and stories, advocate, and more with a common goal in mind: together, we can end gender-based violence.

We’re mobilizing and urging Congress to take action and support survivors of domestic violence by reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) (H.R. 1620), and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) (H.R. 2119). These bills are instrumental in preventing gender-based violence and critical to strengthening resources for survivors of domestic violence. Join us by telling Congress to ACT NOW and pass H.R. 1620 and H.R. 2119!

YWCA Boulder County is one of two YWCAs in Colorado. Our sister association, YWCA of Pueblo Colorado, is one of the only domestic violence service providers in southern Colorado. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and with YWCA’s Week Without Violence we are raising awareness of domestic violence in our Boulder County communities and the local service providers you can access and support:


Beyond the Buzzword: Critical Race Theory

We are so grateful to our panelists, moderator and event attendees for joining us for this important discussion on Critical Race Theory on September 21. Join us in taking action to advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion in your schools and the importance of teaching inclusive history.

TAKE ACTION – Resources and Toolkits

This webinar was just a starting point. Learn more by visiting YWCA Boulder County and NAACP Boulder County online to find additional resources and TAKE ACTION toolkits.

Click here for the Beyond the Buzzword toolkit provided by NAACP Boulder County and other resources. 

Persimmon Early Learning and Family Services

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Persimmon Early Learning

Persimmon Early Learning (formerly Children’s Alley) provides high-quality, affordable child care, now with expanded indoor and outdoor learning areas.

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Family Services

YWCA Boulder County offers parent education classes including Incredible Years®, a free, 14-week parenting skills course for parents of children ages 3-6.

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