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.
July 25th, 2020
Stay tuned for more info to come!
Emerge – YWCA Hanover’s Women’s Conference is a one-day professional and personal development event for women that will feature engaging speakers sharing inspirational stories and leading seminars on the issues that matter most to women, including health & wellness, career development, leadership, work/life balance, and more. The Conference will offer incredible opportunities for business networking, professional development, and personal growth. Join us October 23, 2020 for the second annual YWCA Hanover Women’s Conference—EMERGE
Join us at the YWCA Hanover every Monday and Wednesday at 9:00 am for Faith & Fitness Ministry with Ched Lawrence
Faith & Fitness Ministry is a non-profit program that promotes Faith, Fitness, and Fellowship throughout the community. The program is an exercise workout designed to strengthen and tone muscles and joints. The program begins in a prayer circle, participants bringing prayer concerns to the circle. The instructor reads a short devo and a 45 minute workout follows with Christian music. A free-will offering is suggested, ($1.00), but not mandatory which is given back to the community to meet the needs of God’s people. The instructor and participants discuss where the money is donated as needs are brought to the program.
This is a free program and space is available for:
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.”
You Belong Here!
Who’s it for?
LGBTQ+ Youth Ages 14-21 from the Hanover/Adams County area.
What is it?
Qmmunity is an accessible, positive, safe place for young people to explore their sexual and/or gender identity, and learn to love
themselves fully. The program is designed to provide a recreational, social, educational, and supportive environment to support, enrich, and
improve the lives of local LGBTQ+ youth. There is NO COST to join the Qmmunity.
Where and When?
23 West Chestnut Street
Hanover, PA 17331
1st Tuesday of the month
from 4:30-6:00 p.m.
email@example.com or 717.632.4900 x1277
You Belong Here!
Promoting Civic Engagement
April 24th, 2020
What is Stand Against Racism™?
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.
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!
How Do I Participate?
Purchase a Stand Against Racism shirt and take a picture to share on social media April 24, 2020 with the hashtag #StandAgainstRacism17331. We encourage everyone to take the Stand Against Racism Pledge available online at https://standagainstracism.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/SAR-Pledge.pdf
If your business or organization is interested in participating email Rosemary Cintron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
T-Shirts available online or at 23 West Chestnut St. Hanover, PA 17331.
Join us April 24, 2020 as we launch our annual Stand Against Racism campaign. With your support, we will promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
Given the ongoing concerns around coronavirus/COVID-19, we do not want to create a potential for exposure at our inaugural Steppin’ Up auction luncheon on April 3. To help keep our community safe, YWCA Hanover will be following CDC recommendations for social distancing by postponing Steppin’ Up to later in the year. We thank those who have registered and supported the event thus far and hope you will join us at our rescheduled date.
When we reschedule Steppin’ Up, your paid registration will hold your spot.
If you would prefer a refund instead, please contact Louis Mart by responding to this message or calling 717-637-2125.
We appreciate your support!
YWCA Hanover Board and Staff
Steppin’ Up to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
In 2020, YWCA Hanover will have been Steppin’ Up for 100 years. Join us as we continue to step up for our community with a charity luncheon and silent auction.
Wear your best & most favored shoes for the event as a symbol of putting your best foot forward and STEPPIN’ UP with YWCA Hanover. Learn more about the services of YWCA Hanover while enjoying a lunch with friends and bidding on auction items. Help support the Hanover community by attending this inaugural event!
Guest reader Myneca Ojo
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Story, snack, activity
Students Grade 7 – 12
Last Thursday of Every Month
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
An upstander is someone who recognizes when something is wrong and acts to make it right. Being an upstander is being a hero: We are standing up for what is right and doing our best to help support and protect our community. In many ways, this is another word for being socially responsible.
The goal of this Council is to fulfill the mission of YWCA Hanover… Eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Through UPSTANDERS Youth Leadership Council we seek to identify the needs of our community and schools; recognize the positive actions that occur in our community and develop initiatives to encourage diversity and inclusion.
- Thursday, February 27, 2020 7PM – 8PM
- Tuesday, March 17, 2020 6PM – 8PM (Workshop-Becoming an alley to our LGBTQ+ friends)
- Thursday, March 26, 2020 7PM – 8PM
- Thursday, April 30, 2020 7PM – 8PM
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.
Meetings held at YWCA Hanover, 23 West Chestnut Street, Hanover, PA 17331
How to be an LGBTQ Ally
Presented by Melissa Plotkin, from IDEAS Center
YWCA Hanover Safe Home
2019’s Walk A Mile In Her Shoes was a far greater success than we had imagined or hoped for! 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.
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.
Keep an eye on our page here: Walk A Mile
Like us and visit our Facebook Photo Album for pictures of our walkers and sponsors! Click here
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.
Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres .
Next meeting TBA
Women of Hanover Network
Sponsored by Cindy Fremont – Edward Jones
Co-hosted by Little Art Bank
Thursday, September 17, 2020
As a program of YWCA Hanover, Women of Hanover Network (WHON) serves as Hanover’s leading resource to inspire and empower women in business and the community. WOHN provides opportunities for professional women to make meaningful connections that encourage support, enrichment, and encouragement both professionally and personally. WOHN is committed to representing the broad spectrum of diverse and talent women in Hanover and surrounding areas. WOHN is committed to supporting women lead businesses in the Hanover area and seeks to partner with community leaders in spotlighting these businesses.
Cindy Fremont of Edward Jones and Sara Little of Little Art Bank will be co-hosting this unique networking opportunity. Connect with women in the Hanover area! Learn more about the resources in the Hanover Community and strengthen professional relationships!
Program Date: September 17, 2020
Program Time: 5:15 PM – 6:45 PM
Program Location: Little Art Bank
241 N Franklin St, Hanover, PA 17331
No fee to attend. Registration is required.