Last Updated: 5/15/2013 10:06:58 AM
Nashville Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA)
1608 Woodmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37215-
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Ms. Patricia Glaser Shea
Ms. Claire Gulmi
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Year of Incorporation
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years
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Domestic Violence Services
Domestic Violence Outreach Services
Homelessness is most visible in downtown urban settings, where individuals can be seen sleeping in public places and transporting their belongings in the stereotypical shopping cart. In reality, though, homelessness entraps many more people and families than those readily visible in typical urban environments. “Homelessness” implies that an individual or family does not have a permanent housing situation. According to this definition, individuals living in emergency shelters, transitional housing facilities, domestic violence shelters, or those traveling from couch to couch are all suffering from homelessness.
An estimated 9,113 homeless persons lived in the state of Tennessee in 2011. Twenty-six percent of those homeless persons resided in the Middle Tennessee region...
Negative, prejudicial public attitudes are the root cause of many social and legal struggles experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals in Middle Tennessee and across the country. These struggles can range from marital and family rights issues to cases of employment and housing discrimination. Community prejudice likewise gives rise to violence, school bullying, and hate crimes. Resources are needed not only to meet the unique needs of LGBT persons, but also to support important work designed to change the harmful attitudes that encourage and maintain damaging social attitudes and public policies.
At a time when obesity rates are skyrocketing and young people are increasingly tied to their computers and televisions, supporting physical education and sports programs in schools is one of the best ways communities can encourage physical activity and fitness among youth. These programs help young people stay fit, while providing opportunities for leadership, relationship-building, conflict resolution, and the development of other interpersonal skills.
Parents dropping their kids off at school may not realize their child sits next to a young person in the foster care system. Students may not realize their classmate is not going home to his or her own parents, but to a group home or foster care placement. No sign on this child would alert anyone that he or she has likely suffered abuse, neglect, or abandonment.
Relationships have ups and downs, but certain types of behavior in any relationship are unacceptable and abusive. Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, yet the epidemic is often overlooked, excused, or denied. This rings especially true when the abuse psychological, rather than physical. Emotional abuse is often minimized, yet can leave deep and lasting scars.
All Tennessee families should have access to high quality, developmentally appropriate child care and after-school programming for their children, regardless of income level. In order to even out the playing field for all children in Middle Tennessee, support for local nonprofit childcare centers and afterschool programs is as vital as ever. By providing educational opportunities and enriching activities for these youths, after-school programs and centers can offer alternatives to potentially less productive and sometimes harmful activities in which youth may be tempted to participate when left to their own supervision.
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