Resources

YWCA Richmond works with local and regional partners to create a safer and more just community.

For Survivors

What Is Sexual Violence

What is sexual violence?

Sexual Violence is defined as any unwanted sexual contact. This contact can range from verbal behavior to forced intercourse. Some examples of sexual…

Make A Safety Plan

Make a Safety Plan

In any emergency, how would you respond? How would you prepare your children for it? How would your children respond if “something happened to mommy…

What Is Domestic Violence

What is domestic violence?

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors used by one individual intended to exert power and control over another individual in the context…

Advocacy

21 Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge

21 Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge

We invite you to join YWCA Richmond, YWCA South Hampton Roads, and 50 other YWCA’s in the 21 Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge on March…

Prevention

YWCA Richmond Empower RVA Teens Advocacy

A year in the life of an Empower RVA Teen Educator

Each year, Empower RVA Teens Educators get to participate in a Legislative Advocacy Day.  Educators learn about state and federal government…

YWCA Richmond Teen Quote 1

What I Learned From Empower RVA Teens

Participants get to learn and experience so much throughout their years in the program. Below find out what current and past Peer Educators have to…

YWCA Happy Teen Boy And Girl

YWCA Richmond’s Emphasis on Prevention & Education

From college campuses to youth groups, YWCA Richmond’s prevention team uses education as a tool to empower key stakeholders in our community’s…

Early Childhood

YWCA Richmond Empower RVA Teens Advocacy

A year in the life of an Empower RVA Teen Educator

Each year, Empower RVA Teens Educators get to participate in a Legislative Advocacy Day.  Educators learn about state and federal government…

YWCA Richmond Teen Quote 1

What I Learned From Empower RVA Teens

Participants get to learn and experience so much throughout their years in the program. Below find out what current and past Peer Educators have to…

YWCA Happy Teen Boy And Girl

YWCA Richmond’s Emphasis on Prevention & Education

From college campuses to youth groups, YWCA Richmond’s prevention team uses education as a tool to empower key stakeholders in our community’s…

Women's Leadership

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41st Outstanding Women Awards Celebration

Rewatch YWCA Richmond’s OWA Celebration On November 5, 2021, our 41st Annual Outstanding Women Awards celebrated nine dynamic…

YWCA Rising Outstanding Woman Recipient v2

Meet Amanda Eaddy McKeithan, the 2021 ROWA winner

Amanda Eaddy McKeithan is an educator, storyteller, writing coach, creative consultant, and teen girl advocate in Richmond, VA. She is the founder of…

2021 Class of Outstanding Women Awards Honorees

2021 Class of Outstanding Women Awards Honorees

Since 1980, YWCA Richmond has celebrated local women leading our region and inspiring future leaders through its annual Outstanding Women Awards.  We…