YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley | Special Events
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
DVAM 2020: Thank you for your support!
We Believe You Pledge
Thank you to all our staff, board, friends and partners for joining us in the "We Believe You" pledge. Take a look at our video below!
DVAM committee member and survivor of domestic violence, Rhonda W. Clay, tells her story of her journey from victim to survivor. She share why advocates are necessary and why it's so important to reach out to those affected by domestic violence. Read her words here.
The YWCA is incredibly grateful for the following organizations partnering to raise funds for YWCA's life-saving services
The Intersectionality Between Domestic Violence and Race: A Conversation
On Wednesday, October 21st, YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley sat down for a conversation with ZaKiya Bell-Rogers, YWCA Asheville Board Member, to discuss the intersectionality between Domestic Violence and Racial Justice. This discussion highlighted on the lesser-known, additional barriers victims and survivors of color might have.
ZaKiya is a mother of four children, wife and a survivor of childhood domestic violence. She currently serves on the Board of YWCA Asheville and is a Community Engagement Specialist for Helpmate Inc., the same agency that gave her shelter in 1995. ZaKiya has used her story as a guiding light to hope and not as a story of despair.
ZaKiya continues to use her voice by advocating, engaging the community and providing training for agencies that serve at risk populations. She has more than 17 years in the social work field and 5 years in direct services for Domestic Violence. ZaKiya’s greatest joy is that she can give back to those that are in need.
”An advocate is born, when a survivor finds their voice!”- ZaKiya Bell-Rogers
Purple Hearts Social Campaign
Thank you for taking a stand against domestic violence by reposting YWCA's DVAM Hearts on your social media platforms to say #YWeBelieveYou to survivors and victims. Together, we can stop the cycle of domestic violence.
Thank You to our 2020 Sponsors
Thank you to our generous partners for supporting YWCA's Domestic Violence Awareness Month: