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.
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.”
TrueNorth & YWCA Hanover Qmmunity needs your help! Are you between the ages of 14 to 21 and identify as LGBTQ+? Are you the parent, friend, or ally of a Hanover area teen who identifies as LGBTQ+? Take this brief survey to tell us what YOU need in a youth LGBTQ+ recreational program. Help us to provide the best possible experience for Hanover LGBTQ+ youth and allies!
Qmmunity is a social & recreational program designed to provide support for young people ages 14 to 21 years who identify as LGBTQ+ and allies. Qmmunity is led by experienced, professional TrueNorth Counselors, YWCA Hanover staff, and community volunteers.
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
Minority Portrayal In Hollywood
A LOOK AT THE STATE OF RACIAL REPRESENTATION IN HOLLYWOOD
Virtual Classroom Via Zoom
In recent years, there has been increased attention on racism in Hollywood films, which can be reflected in who acts in front of the camera, who directs behind it and how people are represented on-screen — and often all three.
This Three-Part class will explore the influence cinema has on perpetuating racial stereotypes.
- Monday, September 14, 2020 time: 7 pm-8 pm
- Monday, September 21, 2020 time: 7 pm-8 pm
- Monday, September 28, 2020 time: 7 pm-8 pm
Instructor: Deb Smith, Social/Racial Justice Coordinator, Instructor: Deb Smith Social/Racial Justice Coordinator
After 34 years, Deb retired from the Hanover Public School District as a music/theatre teacher. She holds a BS in Music Education from Millersville University, MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies from Gratz College, and a Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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