In honor of Women’s History Month, YWCA board member Stephanie Ellis-Smith shares her reflections on making history by being part of the Women’s March on Washington. I first decided to […]
Early in the morning on February 2nd, seven YWCA staff drove to Olympia to represent our YWCA at the annual Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day. We became part of something bigger than […]
Firesteel manager Denise Miller is moving on from her role with the program, but she's not done advocating! In this farewell post, she shares why all of us must speak up now on the issues that matter to us.
Six years ago, Cherie Moore was featured on the front page of the Seattle Times. A large photo shows Cherie in the front seat of an old Ford truck, her hand over her mouth, worry in her eyes. Her teenage son, Cody, is in the passenger seat, staring straight ahead. Everything they own is in the vehicle, their only shelter. As the story was reported, Cherie and Cody connected with resources and moved into an apartment. Their struggle with homelessness didn't end there, though.
As Olympians dazzle viewers worldwide, local community members are flexing their advocacy muscles and achieving victories in the movement to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to live in a safe, healthy, affordable home. In the spirit of the Olympics, we highlight a few all-star teams who've earned a round of applause and one shining moment on the Firesteel podium.