Programs and Events
If you are or have ever been in an abusive relationship, we want to support and help you. YWCA Hanover
Safe Home is offering a free support group in Gettysburg, PA for those who have been impacted by domestic
Groups are facilitated by caring, experienced professionals. As a group member, we hope to: provide you
with coping skills, connect you with others who relate, give you a safe environment to express yourself, and
encourage self-care and healing.
For meeting location, call YWCA Hanover Safe Home’s 24-hour crisis hotline at (717) 632-0007.
No registration required. This is a Facebook Live Event. Follow us: https://www.facebook.com/YWCAHanover
Explore world issues from different perspectives and learn more about your neighbors through this new monthly virtual series, created by YWCA Hanover. Each conversation brings together individuals in our community from different disciplines, and life experiences to discuss a range of social, educational, political, and religious topics.
Join us on Tuesday 5/25/2021 as YWCA Hanover’s Enlightened Conversation’s host Lisa Smith discusses Scott Mingus Sr.’s new book, “Guiding Lights: Underground Railroad Conductors in York County, PA.” Scott has written 21 Civil War books. His biography of Confederate General William “Extra Billy” Smith was nominated for or won multiple awards, including Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr. Literary Prize. He also wrote several articles for Gettysburg Magazine. Scott maintains a blog on the Civil War history of York County PA (www.yorkblog.com/cannonball) and received the 2013 Heritage Profile Award from the York County History Center for his many contributions to local Civil War history. His great-great-grandfather was a 15-year-old drummer boy in the 51st Ohio Infantry, and other family members fought in the Army of the Potomac at Antietam and Gettysburg.
Because of COVID-19, we are offering the program virtually; as you know, this is not an ideal situation, but we are committed to continuing Girls Loving Life. We are giving each participant free supplies and a swag bag to keep our program viable. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, or ideas.
Girls in grades 2-8 participate in activities, friendship, and fun.
Girls in grades 9-12 participate as mentors, role models, and youth leaders.
Girls Loving Life focuses on five tenets to build self-esteem, encourage kindness, and help girls develop resiliency, grit, and compassion:
Love your body: living your best healthy life
Love your soul: valuing and accepting yourself
Love others: being kind, accepting, and contributing to the community
Love to learn and grow: taking risks, facing challenges, and being a lifelong learner
Love life: celebrating and enjoying each day
Girls Loving Life is made possible through a generous grant from the Allstate Foundation and in partnership with the UTZ Women’s Mentoring Group
“Teaching the girls of today to be the leaders of tomorrow.”
9 AM – 11 AM
Children ages 5-10 years are invited to spend a week singing, playing music games, instruments, and making an instrument. Snack is also included. The cost for a week-long camp is $25.00
The goal of YWCA Hanover’s Social/Racial Justice Program is to create a more inclusive and welcoming community. Through education and discourse, we hope to foster sustained civic engagement leading to positive change on issues related to racial and social inequity.
Our Social/Racial Justice pages can be found here: Click Here to get involved
Join YWCA Hanover in taking a Stand Against Racism (SAR)! On April 22, 2021, YWCA Hanover would LOVE to express the commitment of the Hanover Business community living the YW mission. Let’s show the world our dedication to a diverse and inclusive Hanover area community. This year for SAR, we would like to create a montage of YWCA Hanover partners displaying their commitment to taking a Stand Against Racism.
1) Wear a YWCA Hanover Stand Against Racism T-shirt or purchase a SAR yard sign/window cling; available online or at YWCA Hanover, 23 West Chestnut Street, Hanover, PA 17331.
2) Take a photo or record a video of you and your staff taking a Stand Against Racism. Upload your video to https://tinyurl.com/SAR17331
If you need assistance in sending your recording, please email Rosemary Cintron at email@example.com
The montage will be complete and shareable on April 23, 2021 – Stand Against Racism 2021 event.
Program Location: VIRTUAL
The power of our unity throughout the country as we raise our collective voices to rid our society from the plague of racism; and until the day when racism is eliminated, we have a lot of work ahead of us!
Show the community that you Stand Against Racism by wearing a SAR shirt!
Shirts available here: PURCHASE ONLINE HERE
If your business or organization is interested in participating email Rosemary Cintron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If buying a t-shirt isn’t your thing, you can still show you Stand Against Racism. Print one or more of the linked signs and write or draw your answers (this is a great way to get the whole family involved!) Take a selfie holding the sign, or take a family picture with the sign/s, or take a picture of just the sign! Whatever you choose, post your picture on social media with #standagainstracism17331
Stand Against Racism™ is a movement of YWCA USA which brings together like-minded organizations that share in our vision of eliminating racism and celebrating the richness of diversity. By inviting community organizations to partner with us, we expand the impact of this vision, attracting hundreds of thousands of participants.
The annual Stand Against Racism™, which takes place the last week of April, encourages conversations across diverse communities in the USA.
JUNE 14TH – 18TH
9 AM – 11 AM
Children ages 5-10 years are invited to spend a week singing, playing theatre games, acting basics, improvisation, and performing skits. Snack is also included. The cost for a week-long camp is $25.00
23 West Chestnut Street
Hanover, PA 17331
YWCA Youth Leadership Council
Upstanders Leadership Council is open to any individual in grades 7 – 12 who has an interest in creating positive change in our community. The supervisory board is comprised of YWCA Hanover staff in partnership with area school district teachers, administrators, and volunteers.
Questions? Contact email@example.com
- Thursday, May 20
YWCA Hanover Safe Home
The community support for what we do is inspiring, and for that, we thank each and every one of the walkers, donors, sponsors, and supporters.
This year’s walk will be on Friday, August 13th, 2021
For more information on this event go here: Walk A Mile
The International Men’s March To Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® asks men to literally walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes. It’s not easy walking in these shoes, but it’s fun and it gets the community to talk about something that’s really difficult to talk about: gender relations and men’s sexual violence against women. By wearing women’s shoes, participating gentlemen symbolically put themselves in the place of women for the purpose of raising awareness about the dire effects of sexual and domestic assault in our community. Funds raised will help to provide services for survivors of domestic violence.
YWCA Hanover wants to hear from women about the issues that are most important to them.
Board members from the YWCA as well as the Executive Director will be leading small group discussions seeking your input on family and women’s issues.
Contact Rosemary Cintron for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s Power Hour April