YWCA in the News

The YWCA is on mission to eliminate racism and empower women. We can speak to our work in Knox, Blount, Anderson, Roane, Loudon, and Sevier counties in East Tennessee on everything from transitional housing, domestic violence, special events and serving the youth in East Knoxville. Our CEO Alizza Punzalan-Randle welcomes the opportunity to speak about YWCA’s work, and our Director of Public Relations, Karlyn Reel can connect you with the experts from our organization who serve our community.

 

Public Invited to Ribbon Cutting and Open House for Renovated YWCA Building in Oak Ridge 

Oak Ridge, Tenn. (October 16, 2018) — YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley will celebrate the opening of the renovated YWCA building at 1660 Oak Ridge Turnpike with a ribbon cutting and open house from 4:30-7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 29.

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YWCA Receives $25,000 from Former Oak Ridger for the Renovation of Building in Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge, Tenn. (November 28, 2018) — The YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley is pleased to announce a contribution in the amount of $25,000 from long-time supporter Maureen Dunn McBride, in honor of her husband and former Oak Ridger, Neil McBride. This contribution is dedicated to Neil’s efforts in the renovation and re-opening of the YWCA building in Oak Ridge at 1660 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

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Department of Justice Grant Enable YWCA to Expand Transitional Services to Five Counties

Knoxville, Tenn. (November x, 2018) — The YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley is pleased to announce that it has received a three-year federal grant totaling $465,243 dollars from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. This grant will expand scattered-site transitional housing services, which are currently offered in Oak Ridge and Anderson County, to five additional counties (Blount, Knox, Loudon, Roane and Sevier).

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YWCA Announces Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events and Activities 

KNOXVILLE, Tn (Sept. 27, 2018) – YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley will launch its fifth annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month campaign on October 1st because 1 in 3 women will experience abuse in their lifetime. Throughout the month of October, join the YWCA in saying “We Believe You” to victims of domestic violence, and join us in raising awareness about domestic violence.

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