YWCA Yakima Events

Power of the Purse

Join us October 21st on Facebook (or head straight to the Persimmon Boutique website) at 12 pm as we launch Power of the Purse: A virtual shopping event.
Shopping Website: persimmon.commentsold.com

This event, although lots of fun, shines a serious light on financial abuse and how this “invisible” abuse method is so prominent in domestic violence cases.

Financial abuse is one of the reasons why women stay with their abuser. Finances are a weapon of choice in 99% of abusive relationships. Financial abuse includes tactics like limiting access to cash and credit cards, drowning victims in debt, and preventing them from keeping a job. YWCA Yakima is making it possible, because of your generosity, for women to learn and grow both their knowledge and their wallets.






October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 
“Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the ‘Day of Unity’ in October 1981 observed by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became an entire week devoted to a range of activities conducted at the local, state, and national levels. The activities conducted were as varied and diverse as the program sponsors but had common themes: mourning those who have died because of domestic violence, celebrating those who have survived, and connecting those who work to end violence.”

— From “Domestic Violence Awareness Month History” by National Resource Center on Domestic Violence. Follow us all month on Facebook and Instagram and share.