Mission Impact - YWCA Lake County
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Mission Impact

Our Racial Justice Initiative is entrenched in every program at YWCA Lake County as well as a standing program. We provide participatory workshops, group and community conversations to build a common language and framework in order to discuss race. By exploring this issue, we are able to increase awareness, build trust, break down misconceptions, and build mutual respect and understanding within our communities.

YWCA Lake County knows racism is a root cause for all of the programs and services we offer. Our efforts are intentional, as we continually build collaboration with efforts ingrained in the community to create structural and long-standing change. Please join YWCA Lake County in eliminating racism.

Signature Workshops

Interested in having us speak to your students, employees, or community. Check out our list of workshops

Policy & Advocacy

Find out what policies affect you and your family and what you can do about it.


Want to know more about racial justice? Check out our list of book, articles, and movies to learn more.

The Peel: YWCALC Blog Post

Advocacy Starts With “Me”

Monday, December 17, 2018

Briana Tomblin A Doctor stares intently at a patients x-ray results after many minutes of silence he finally says, “Wow did you know your lungs are full of fluid” the patient perks up. Although, this isn’t news anyone wants to hear she is hopeful that someone is finally going to take her concerns seriously. You… Continue Reading Advocacy Starts With “Me”

Health Care Training Requirements

Monday, September 24, 2018

Dear CCAP Providers, Thank you for being part of a network of providers serving over 130,000 children across Illinois. The Illinois Department of Human Services would like to express gratitude to the thousands of licensed and license-exempt* child care providers who have successfully completed all required trainings: First Aid, CPR, IDCFS Mandated Reporter, What is… Continue Reading Health Care Training Requirements