Join WCYFS for a day of art, music, food, fun, and inspirational testimonials on our 2022 Pride Celebration, Art of Equality, on Wednesday, June 22nd from 4:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Art of Equality will open a space for LGBTQIA+ artists in the community to display their work while supporting discussion around equality and respect.
Read more: Pride 2022: Art of Equality Celebration!
Help raise awareness about sexual assault.
Sexual violence is any sexual activity where consent is not obtained or not freely given. It impacts every community and affects people of all genders, sexual orientations, and ages. The perpetrator of sexual violence is usually someone the victim knows, such as a friend, current or former intimate partner, coworker, neighbor, or family member. It can occur in person or through technology, such as posting or sharing sexual pictures of someone without their consent, or non-consensual sexting.
Read more: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
November is Homeless and Runaway Youth Awareness Month (HYAM). Help raise awareness about youth homelessness.
Homeless and runaway youth are deeply in need of resources and opportunities but do not always have access to those resources.
1 in 10 young adults ages 18-25, and at least 1 in 30 adolescents ages 13-17, experience some form of homelessness over the course of a year. It is estimated that, nationwide, there are over 4,000 youth experiencing homeless every night; coming from every life circumstance and sharing an experience of home environments that are unsafe and unhealthy.
To make a positive impact, families and communities must understand the dynamics and challenges that contribute to youth homelessness and secure access to opportunities and resources that could lead youth to safe, healthy, and stable pathways.
Read more: November is Homeless and Runaway Youth Awareness Month
Every1 knows Some1
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Raise awareness about domestic violence and join in our efforts to end violence. Both MEN and WOMEN can be victims of domestic violence.
Read more: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Bring Joy this Holiday Season!
The holiday season is upon us. Yet, for many homeless youth and families who have fled from domestic violence, this magical time of year is especially difficult. Women, children, youth and men in crisis arrive at our shelters and offices shaken by trauma and anxious about their future. Through the spirit of giving, you help bring joy and hope to the individuals, families and youth who come through our doors every day.
Read more: Adopt a Family for the Holidays