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Working with the community to prevent domestic violence homicides and gun violence
It is not uncommon these days to turn on the news, read in the newspaper, or view news articles on the internet and see devastating reports of gun violence and mass shootings all over the United States. Mass shootings have a devastating toll on communities. Since...
Empower Yolo: Teens promote healthy relationships
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM), a national effort to help raise awareness about teen dating violence, provide prevention education, and promote healthy relationships. Teen dating violence is an adverse childhood experience that affects...
Empower Yolo and Community Against Sexual Harm partner to support human trafficking survivors
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, a month to raise awareness about human trafficking issues and support survivors. Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Every year, millions of...
The true meaning behind the gift
"One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone." -Shannon L. Alder There’s a little excitement in the air at Empower Yolo with the holidays around the corner. In addition to providing services staff members are busy...
Empower Yolo: Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week – Addressing food and housing insecurity in the community
Hunger and homelessness continue to be serious issues for many community members in Yolo County. A recent survey of data from 2017 to 2019 discovered Yolo County had 20.9% of its residents living in poverty – the highest rate in California according to a Yolo County...
Empower Yolo Paints Yolo Purple in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is annually recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and National Bullying Prevention Month. October 1st marks the beginning of Empower Yolo’s 8th Annual Paint Yolo Purple Month of Action campaign, back in person this year. October’s Paint Yolo...
Empower Yolo: Empowering underserved youths in Yolo County
The health, safety, and well-being of children have always been important to Empower Yolo, and with the inclusion of a new youth program, we can broaden our reach to serve vulnerable youth in our community. The Youth Empowerment Program is a new program at Empower...
Empower Yolo: back to school in the new normal
Despite the many challenges families are facing in our community’s “new normal”, Empower Yolo’s shelter staff and After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs) staff are preparing the kids for a successful, new school year. Back to school planning at Empower...
The practice of trauma-informed yoga has increased benefits of traditional yoga practices maintaining physical and mental health benefits to improve and maintain overall health, but it also addresses the unique needs of trauma survivors. In the past, Empower Yolo...
Empower Yolo celebrates 45 years at its open house for the community
Empower Yolo welcomed the community into its home at its main office the Dowling Center at 175 Walnut Street in Woodland on Friday, June 3, 2022 from 4-7 p.m. for its 45th anniversary open house celebration. Guests enjoyed food and music, toured offices at the old...
More Stories About Empower Yolo
|Empower Yolo Paints the County Purple||October 1, 2016||Daily Democrat|
|Local Worker Co-op Promotes Empowerment and Green Cleaning||October 13, 2016||Davis Enterprise|
|Empower Yolo Expands Services||March 23, 2016||Davis Vanguard|
|Hope Happens because of You||February 25, 2016||Home Aid Sacramento|
|Empower Yolo focuses on teen dating violence and more in Davis schools||January 12. 2016||Davis Enterprise|
|Empower Yolo merges with Center for Families||January 6, 2016||Daily Democrat|
|Empower Yolo & Center for Families Merge||January 3, 2016||Davis Enterprise|
|Shelter expansion aids victims of domestic violence||December 10, 2015||Davis Enterprise|
|‘Seven’ tells story of correcting injustices||July 31, 2015||Daily Democrat|
|Empower Yolo educates Davis Parents on Sexual Assault||January 15, 2015||Davis Enterprise|