Tracy Office Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
TRACY – On Thursday, July 18, 2013, Women’s Center - Youth & Family Services, the Tracy Police Department and the Tracy Chamber of Commerce will host an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony at the Women’s Center-YFS’ new Tracy office in the Tracy Police Department Annex.
Local dignitaries and friends of Women’s Center-YFS will gather to celebrate this partnership. Women’s Center-YFS’ Tracy office has moved from its previous location at Healthy Connections Family Resource Center on 35 E. 10th Street to a shared space at Tracy Police Department Annex at 400 E. 10th Street.
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Two thriving nonprofits become even stronger as one
STOCKTON – Family and Youth Services (FAYS) and the Women’s Center of San Joaquin County have merged to become a new organization, Women’s Center – Youth & Family Services. The merger is the first of its kind in San Joaquin County in more than a decade.
The new agency will draw on almost 80 years of combined experience providing services and shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and homeless and runaway youth. Women’s Center-YFS will have a combined budget of $3.1 million, and a staff of more than 75 providing services at 8 program sites.
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Women's Center–YFS Executive Director Joelle Gomez was recently interviewed by Zenet Negron, with Socially Now. In this interview Joelle and Zenet discuss the services of the Women's Center–YFS, needs for the holidays, and how the community can help.
The Women's Center–YFS employees, board members, friends and family gathered at Heritage Oak winery on June 4, 2010 to honor Lodi office founders and volunteers. This year the Lodi office, which was founded and is still staffed by volunteers, celebrated two decades of service to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in north San Joaquin County. The video above celebrates the history of the Women's Center in Lodi, and honors the dedicated volunteers whose tireless efforts have helped to change so many lives. Video by Barbara Daly / Daly Video Services.
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to host “Love Is Pride” Luncheon
Keynote Speaker Alexander Silva
Stockton, CA: In celebration of Pride Month, the Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services (WCYFS) will host a luncheon, Love is...Pride, on Friday, June 25th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. As we reopen our doors to the community, Love is Pride! will advocate, educate, and celebrate available opportunities. We acknowledge the complexities and struggles of many LGBTQIA+ participants. Join WCYFS for a day of food, fun, and an inspirational story from our keynote speaker:
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Did you know?
Studies show that intimate partner violence is as high or even higher in the LGBTQIA+ community and it often goes underreported. Sexual orientation and gender identity are components that may result in a young adult being homeless and there is a higher chance of them experiencing intimate partner violence and sexual assault. Accessing assistance and resources is not always easy for the LGBTQIA+ community, as some of the services available are not equipped to address the very specific needs of this community. Women’s Center-Youth and Family Services is a safe place for all, regardless of age, race, gender or sexual orientation and we would like the LGBTQIA+ community to know that our doors are always open to all.
Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services is San Joaquin County’s primary provider of free, confidential shelter and services specifically designed to meet the needs of homeless and runaway youth and victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Each year the agency serves more than 20,000 individuals through its direct services and community outreach.