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Under new leadership, YWCA of Greater Memphis seeks path forward

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Katie Fretland, Memphis Commercial Appeal Published 3:53 p.m. CT Aug. 22, 2018 | Updated 8:21 p.m. CT Aug. 22, 2018 Drawing from about a decade of experience with the Memphis Housing Authority and several more years working with domestic violence victims, Marquiepta Odom recently took the helm as interim director of the YWCA of Greater Memphis. Odom,… Continue Reading Under new leadership, YWCA of Greater Memphis seeks path forward

YWCA USA: Stop Allowing Abuse

Friday, February 9, 2018

STATEMENT BY YWCA USA CEO ALEJANDRA Y. CASTILLO “Domestic violence continues to be an epidemic impacting one in four women in the United States. One of the primary reasons domestic violence continues at this pace is because abusers face little to no accountability for their actions. Often, they are protected by other people in power,… Continue Reading YWCA USA: Stop Allowing Abuse

We Need Real Solutions, Not Platitudes

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Statement by YWCA USA CEO, Alejandra Y. Castillo “In last night’s State of the Union address, President Trump doubled down on his standard dog-whistle of divisive rhetoric and scapegoating our most underserved communities. Last night’s litany of policies focused on building a border wall, separating immigrant families and ramping up penalties for drug offenders. He… Continue Reading We Need Real Solutions, Not Platitudes