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.”
Are you a white parent with biracial children? Are you struggling with how to talk to your kids about current issues in our country and race relations? Share your story and learn from others in your community.
Join Corinne for an open forum on July 29th at the Hanover YWCA. She will be there discussing her experience with her own white privilege, how to have courageous conversations about race, and her experiences with raising children who are biracial. Be prepared to speak your truth, confront your own humanity, and question your own expectations.
You Belong Here!
Who’s it for?
LGBTQ+ Youth Ages 14-21 from the Hanover/Adams County area.
What is it?
Join YWCA Hanover and True North Wellness in July (check back for details)! This will be a time to just be you! Chat, visit, laugh, and simply enjoy a relaxing time with like minded and accepting peers and friends.
No judgement. No ridicule. No lecturing. Just acceptance.
Qmmunity is an LGBTQ+ Safe Place and not a counseling session. YWCA Hanover and True North Wellness have created Qmmunity to be fun and interactive for LGBTQ+ young people (ages 14-21) and their allies.
Qmmunity LGBTQ+ Zoom Hangout is a closed invitation virtual meeting which will be strictly monitored by YWCA and True North staff to insure no disruptions to the safe place aspect of the hangout. Intolerance, bigotry, and hateful comments will not be tolerated.
YWCA Hanover and TrueNorth Wellness Services have partnered to create and deliver a safe space program for LGBTQ+ young people and their allies in the greater Hanover area. We are pleased to announce the program, Qmmunity to our community.
This is a social program designed to provide support for young people ages 14 to 21 years who identify as LGBTQ+. Qmmunity will be led by experienced, professional TrueNorth Counselors but will not be a mental health therapy program.
Privacy and confidentiality will be absolutely respected. Join us. We’re here for you.
email@example.com or 717.632.4900 x1277
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
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!
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
Upstanders – Virtual Meeting
YWCA Youth Leadership Council
- Students Grade 7 – 12
- Last Thursday of Every Month
- 6:00 PM – 7:00 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, June 25, 2020 6PM – 7PM Register Here
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
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.