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Join YWCA’s 21-day ‘Racial Justice Challenge’

YWCA Hawai‘i, Kaua‘i, and O‘ahu launch their 21-Day Racial Justice Challenge, “Until Justice Just Is,” on Monday, April 17, 2023 as part of a national movement to engage communities to educate themselves and confront the legacy of racism in America.…

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YWCA Preschool: a lifetime of learning

A quality preschool education can transform a child’s life. Located in the heart of downtown Hilo, YWCA of Hawaii Island Preschool has been serving Big Island keiki and families for more than 80 years. We are a “developmental” preschool, which…

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Let’s talk about sex…(sexual assault, that is)

Yes, we're talking about it. For four decades, YWCA’s Sexual Assault Support Services has been a steadfast source of crisis intervention, care, advocacy and healing for victims and survivors of sexual assault. It is the only Hawaii Island program providing…

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Meet Ariel Halemano, YWCA’s new SASS Therapist

Ariel Halemano joined the YWCA ohana in June 2022, in the dual role of Sexual Assault Support Services therapist and children’s therapist for YWCA Preschool. She joins Roxie Tubbs, who has been with YWCA for 25 years, and Stephanie Bates,…

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How to Have the Best Thanksgiving Ever

A message from Kathleen McGilvray Thanksgiving is this Thursday and I send all good wishes to you! There is so much to be thankful for on this beautiful island. But the holidays can also be a challenging time. Tradition says…

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Big Things are Happening at YWCA of Hawai`i Island

I’m on a mission. Each day I’m humbled and amazed to think that this legacy institution I’m so honored to lead has been serving Hawai`i County for more than 100 years. With your help, it will continue to do so…

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