THANK YOU to our YWCA HEROES!
At a time when many Americans are working from home to avoid the risk of COVID-19 contamination, our Women’s Residency and Family Center employees, and other essential staff are continuing to show up each day in-person to provide critical services for our most vulnerable community members. In our view, YOU are heroes. THANK YOU to each and every one of you!
Sonya Todd, Director of the Family Center
Deborah TurnerAngela Walls
Women’s Residency Engagement
Roy McClelland Jr.
Women’s Residency Clinical Programs
Griswold/Front Desk & Security Staff:
Safe & Sound:
Dionne Shaye Murray
This Month’s Birthday Spotlight: Donald Fullum
01 Michelle Chieffo
01 Desiree Hutson
03 Betty Rickabaugh
05 Armani Mills
08 Cheryl Glenn
08 Bianca Daniels
10 Stephanie Bland
11 Jennifer Odiri
17 Khadija Omar
23 Rene Call
27 Donald Fullum
This month’s anniversary spotlight: NANCY CONKEL
Custodial Technician, Family Center
Safety & Security Assistant, Family Center
– IMPORTANT COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR ALL STAFF –
- Caring for the well-being of our most vulnerable friends and neighbors has always been our strength at YWCA Columbus. Today, that work has taken on new dimension, urgency, and importance. You can read the measures we are taking to keep our community safe here.
- Coronavirus has been circulating in humans for about 4 months now. As awareness was building in the first 2–3 months, there was a lot of confusion and misinformation circulating. This NYC Lung Doctor Tells His Family How to Protect Themselves from COVID-19, and you can learn from him too.
- On March 18, 2020, Congress passed The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) which provides our employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. Read the full note regarding specific information you need to consider from Deborah Locklear-Oglesby linked here.
THANK YOU FOR MAKING YOUR VOICE COUNT
Thank you to all of our staff members that filled out the 2020 Census before or on National Census Day on April 1st 2020. The data collected through the 2020 census impacts so many factors that contribute to our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women such as job creation, housing, childcare and education funding, representation in government and more. If you have not yet filled out the 2020 Census please do so by visiting 2020Census.gov.
It is time for us to make sure everyone in our community is counted and gets the resources they deserve, including you! For more information on the census click here.
STAND AGAINST RACISM 2020 EVENT UPDATE
Unfortunately, due to the COVID -19 pandemic the Stand Against Racism event #YWomenCount – Creative Writing and Poetry Workshop is postponed until further notice. This event was intended to bring staff and residents together on April 24th to celebrate our completion of the census and learn more about civic engagement. We will communicate more details about rescheduling this date in the future.
Kudos to Tracy and Lisa for doing a great job processing candidates for security and maintenance at the Family Center. You are both appreciated!!
What a Great Team!
To our Service Coordinators within our Women’s Residency Program, Kiva Spear, Madeline Frechette, and Symone Taylor, THANK YOU for rolling with all the Covid-19 punches and being brave warriors! We appreciate your dedication so much.
The Kids Place program at Mifflin offered activity bags (boredom busters!) to parents during this time of crisis. Many parents were ecstatic to receive this support. The Kids Place team also got together last week to put together activity packs for the Family Center children so they have fun activities during this time. Thank you Liz Kittner for coordinating, and awesome Job Kids Place staff!!
You’re Awesome Naomi!
A big THANK YOU to Naomi Merino, who has officially been with our team for 6 months! Naomi stepped right into her role as Volunteer & Donations Manager and seamlessly navigated through: hiring a staff member, the extreme rush of the holiday season, the launch of VolunteerHub (new software that creates a better user experience for our volunteers while ensuring that important data is captured), and keeping up with the change of needs during this difficult time. Keep up the great work!