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  • YWCA OKC Celebrates New Board of Directors on August 20, 2021


    OKLAHOMA CITY– YWCA Oklahoma City is excited to announce new officers, the addition of two new members, two new ex-officio members, and 17 returning members to its 2021-22 Board of Directors.
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  • YWCA Oklahoma City Statement onf the sentencing of Derek Chauvin on July 2, 2021


    YWCA Oklahoma City believes the sentence handed down to Derek Chauvin, the person convicted of committing second degree murder in the killing of George Floyd, long-awaited and necessary. » Read More
  • YWCA Oklahoma City Statement on the Release of Bill Cosby from Incarceration on July 2, 2021


    YWCA Oklahoma City wants to send a strong message to all sexual assault victims and survivors in our community. We believe you, we support you, and we are here to aide in your path to healing whenever you are ready. We feel this statement is necessary in light of the shocking release of Bill Cosby from prison ordered by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

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  • YWCA Oklahoma City Board of Directors Position on SQ 805 on October 30, 2020


    YWCA Oklahoma City Board of Directors issues this statement regarding its Position on SQ 805

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  • Statement of Solidarity on the death of George Floyd on June 23, 2020


    YWCA Oklahoma City issued this statement of solidarity upon learning about the death of George Floyd. » Read More
  • Reduce The Odds 2020 Poker Chip Run on June 9, 2020


    One in five women and one in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. These numbers are drastically high for such a horrendous crime. We named our casino fundraiser Reduce the Odds because we are working to reduce the odds of this horrible crime by raising community awareness and support! Thank you to all the participants and sponsors who took part in the Poker Chip Run, and for helping Reduce The Odds of sexual assault in our community.  Click here to see all the fun Smile Time Photo Booth pictures taken during the event!

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  • Large crowd gathers to honor victims during YWCA OKC's Wreath of Hope Ceremony on October 3, 2019


    YWCA OKC hosts the 12th annual Wreath of Hope Ceremony at the Oklahoma Capitol to honor victims, support survivors and recognize service providers during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. More than 200 people attended the event and heard from several state leaders including Congresswoman Kendra Horn, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter and the new Department of Human Services Director Justin Brown. » Read More
  • Award Winning Documentary Creator Joshua Safran to Headline 2019 Engaging Men Luncheon on July 24, 2019


    Joshua Safran is an author, attorney, and national advocate for survivors of domestic abuse. Joshua's seven-year legal odyssey to free an incarcerated survivor of domestic violence from prison was featured in the award-winning documentary film Crime After Crime, which won more than 25 awards. Safran is the keynote speaker at YWCA OKC's 2019 Engaging Men Luncheon.

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  • A Son's Story on May 9, 2019


    My mother may not be able to remember many things right now, but I do. Domestic violence reaches far and wide, down to the children of the victims. And it can’t be forgotten.

    The effects take a very long time to die.

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  • A Mother's Story on May 1, 2019


    8 years ago I met my husband. It was a quick romance, everything was wonderful and I was head over heels in love. We were married only 3 months after we met. A few days after we got married we moved across the country away from any family or friends. Very quickly after the move he became jealous and controlling. He kept me from talking to my family back home and from making new friends. » Read More
  • Wreath of Hope Ceremony 2018 Gallery on October 17, 2018


    The 12th Annual Wreath of Hope Ceremony on October 4 is our kicked off event for Domestic Violence Awareness Month this year. This event is an opportunity to not only recognize the life-saving services advocates provide across the state of Oklahoma, but also celebrate survivors and mourn victims who cannot speak for themselves.

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  • Understanding Sexual Violence on April 2, 2018


    Learn more about what sexual violence is and who it impacts. » Read More
  • How to Have Healthy Communication with Kids About Consent on April 2, 2018


    Read more about how to have healthy communication with kids regarding consent. » Read More
  • Practicing Everyday Consent on March 29, 2018


    Check out these helpful tips to get consent in any situation! » Read More
  • Embrace Your Voice During Sexual Assault Awareness Month on March 29, 2018


    Read these tips on how to Embrace Your Voice during April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month. » Read More
  • YWCA OKC Speaks with Marsy's Law and OK Voice Radio on March 16, 2018


    YWCA Oklahoma City's Alix Stewart joins Marsy's Law leadership team, Kim Moyer and Jill Shero, on KTLV AM1200 to talk about Oklahoma State Question 794. » Read More
  • February Webinar with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence on January 29, 2018


    Support, Empowerment and Healing: Black Women and Domestic Violence

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  • 14 Misconceptions About Domestic Violence on January 29, 2018


    Hashtags like #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft gave survivors a platform to share their stories. Even still many people hols misconceptions about domestic violence, like that abuse is a private matter or victims who stay are week. Cosmopolitan.com sat down with the experts to clear the air on some myths about domestic violence. » Read More
  • Silent Night, Violent Night on December 21, 2017


    It was our first Christmas in a new town far away from our family and friends. My husband had gotten a new job in the city. We moved the whole family – me, him, and our two kids- into a small apartment until we were able to save enough for a house. Money had been tight with the move and his checks never seemed to come in on time, putting us behind on almost all of our bills. After weeks of scrimping, I had enough money for a few presents and a nice dinner on Christmas day, but we’d have to keep it simple on Christmas Eve. I decided to make the kid’s favorite, grilled cheese.

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