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 Zoom (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. 

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, today we have taken additional steps to protect our clients, staff, and community:

  • Postponing our 23rd Annual Legacy Luncheon to June 11th (previously scheduled for April 15th); time and location will remain the same. 
  • Canceling our April 28th Stand Against Racism Roundtable Event. Our Stand Against Racism online/social media campaign elements will continue during the week of April 23-26th. 
  • 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.  
  • As a provider of vital social services, we feel a responsibility to keep our emergency services available at a time when the need is so great during a crisis; our shelter and hotline will remain available 24/7. 
  • Instructions have been provided to our clients about how they should respond if they experience flu like symptoms. 

We continue to urge everyone to follow the recommendations of public health officials along with common-sense practices:

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Carry a tissue with you if you think you might sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue available, cough into your arm, not your hands!
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer in between hand washing when soap and water aren’t immediately available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, as these are the easiest areas for germs to spread through.

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 closing. The 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.  

YWCA Glendale Board of Directors Nominations Now Open

The YWCA Glendale Board Governance Committee is now accepting nominations for YWCA Glendale Board of Directors positions. Serving on the YWCA Glendale Board of Directors is an extraordinary opportunity for strategic and future focused leaders who are passionate about YWCA Glendale’s mission.

The primary role of the YWCA Glendale Board of Directors is to provide mission-based visionary leadership and strategic governance to promote the services and supports provided to over 3000 participants annually.

Although applications to the Board of Directors of YWCA Glendale may be submitted at any time, the deadline for submission of application for this year’s YWCA Glendale Board of Directors nomination process is March 31, 2020.

For additional information or to complete the nominations packet, please CLICK HERE


Legacy Luncheon and Heart & Excellence Awards

Thursday, June 11th – This year we will honor seven women and one extraordinary couple who have demonstrated great community responsibility, determined leadership, courage in spirit and action, and exemplary service to break barriers and further the status of women and girls in the community. In addition, one outstanding local student will be awarded the Cami’s Courage Memorial Scholarship. CLICK FOR MORE INFO