Prevention and Empowerment

The YWCA’s Prevention and Empowerment Services seek to provide individuals and the community with evidenced-based approaches to prevent domestic abuse and sexual assault. This is accomplished by

  • providing young people with a curriculum that empowers them to make informed decisions about their lives, relationships, and communities;
  • empowering young women to see themselves as leaders in creating change;
  • engaging community systems that have the power to create change;
  • hosting community awareness events and initiatives;
  • and working to examine and promote policies that aim to prevent violence before it occurs.

For more information on Prevention and Empowerment Services, call (616) 459-4681 or email