YWCA Glendale COVID-19 Response and Event Updates

Like most of you, YWCA Glendale has been laser focused on the news of the evolving coronavirus pandemic. As a provider of emergency and social services for the most vulnerable members of our community, we understand that we play a critical role in maintaining both the health and safety of those seeking our services. We are classified as an essential business under the Safer at Home Order for the State of California and Los Angeles County; our domestic violence shelter will remain open during this time.

We have been following the recommendations and guidelines of state and local public health officials and will continue to do so. Our 24 hour services – emergency shelter and our domestic violence hotline will remain available to meet the needs of those whose lives depend on them. We have shifted all community services: counseling, legal and case management to online video conferencing and phone calls. We encourage all clients with questions to call: 1-(888)-999-7511.

We have repurposed our Lending Library Box on the corner of Lexington Drive and Geneva Street to now function as a food pantry box. It will be stocked daily, Monday-Thursday. Our Lexington facilities staff will be available Monday – Thursday 7AM-1PM for contactless food donation drop offs at the front door. On April 9th, we began a weekly curbside pick up of groceries for families in our domestic violence shelter and community programs and families in Door of Hope’s shelter program (our local domestic violence transitional shelter partner), beginning the week of April 6th. Please consider donating $50 to cover the weekly cost of groceries for one family or make a contactless drop off donation of non perishable items for this program. Please call 818-242-4155 to schedule your drop off.

Based on the evolution of the response to COVID-19, including the recent states of emergencies declared by Los Angeles County and the State of California, we have taken additional steps to protect our clients, staff, and community:

  • Shifting the format of our 23rd Annual Legacy Luncheon on June 11th (previously scheduled for April 15th) from an in-person luncheon to A Virtual Conversation With Our 2020 Heart & Excellence Honorees.
  • Canceling our April 28th Stand Against Racism Roundtable Event. Our Stand Against Racism online/social media campaign elements continued online during the week of April 20th-26th. 
  • Shifting the format of our annual Camp Rosie/Girls on the Rise Summer Camp Program. This year, the YWCA Glendale, in partnership with the YWCA Pasadena, will virtually implement camp workshops. Participants will be provided $75 stipends to incentivize their participation in STEAM Education and Healthy relationships workshops. Click here to sponsor a Camp Rosie stipend for a young girl from Glendale, Pasadena or Burbank.
  • In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communal living environment, we have immediately suspended receiving in kind donations outside of cleaning products and non perishable food items at our Lexington headquarters. If you wish to help, please donate financially or donate the following items: general cleaning supplies, hand soap, paper towels, lysol wipes, lysol spray, hand sanitizer, diapers, and non perishable food items. You can leave these at our front door for a contactless drop off, Monday-Thursday 7AM-1PM or purchase them through our Amazon emergency wish list and they will be directly delivered to us.  
  • As an essential provider of vital social services, our emergency services: emergency shelter and our confidential hotline will remain available 24/7. 
  • Instructions have been provided to our clients about how they should respond if they experience flu like symptoms. 

Thank you all for your support. We understand that we are approaching a very challenging time – one where we are seeing businesses, schools and government centers indefinitely closing. YWCA Glendale will remain open as a safe place to serve and house women and children in crisis. This is our call. We thank you for your partnership and support that enables us to rise to this occasion.  

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

JUNE 11th: A Virtual Conversation with Our 2020 Heart & Excellence Honorees

Due to the ongoing health and safety concerns presented by COVID-19, we have made the decision to shift the format of our 23rd Annual Legacy Luncheon from an in-person gathering to a virtual event, held at the same time: June 11th, 12-1:30PM. This shift is a reflection of our mission and core values that center our community’s safety and wellbeing and a reflection of our commitment to developing creative solutions that allow for us to connect, albeit virtually, as a beloved community. Operating 24 hour crisis programming has prepared the YWCA Glendale to be nimble, creative and responsive to address the extreme challenges that our clients face. We will be bringing forward those skills to provide you with an opportunity to celebrate and engage with this year’s honorees and to learn more about our ever evolving work. Ticket holders will receive a digital program book on June 4th, along with a link to attend the event on June 11th from 12PM-1:30PM. CLICK FOR MORE INFO

June 15th – August 7th Camp Rosie: Girls on the Rise (Virtual Summer Camp)

Registration is now open for Camp Rosie, with workshops offered virtually. This exciting summer program emphasizes girls’ empowerment through workshops and team-building exercises, along with technology and art projects. The camp teaches life skills such as healthy relationships, nutrition, self-defense, and physical fitness. Additionally, girls prepare for the future through the camps’ diverse female guest speakers as well as learning entrepreneurship and civic engagement. CLICK FOR MORE INFO