2019 Goals:

YWCA NH is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. We accomplish this mission through the provision of comprehensive, client-centered services, and through education, collaboration and advocacy that builds safe, informed and supportive communities. We create real change every day by standing up for social justice, helping families and strengthening our communities. In 2019, we will to continue to build upon existing programs and partnerships in the community through expansion of existing services and community education offerings. In partnership with the Center for Women and Enterprise, we are improving women’s economic security with expanded workshops around financial literacy. We are ensuring healthy communities by expanding wellness programming and offering youth programming to children in partnership with the SNHU Center for New Americans at YWCA NH. Our Crisis Services program, serving victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence, will expand programming to include specialized housing advocates to help meet the needs of women and children. We are #OnAMission in 2019. Join us.

Fundraising Events:

 This year we are holding the Missy’s Hope 5K (in partnership with Missy’s Hope)in the Fall and the Susan B. Anthony Gala in the spring. These events give the community and supporters opportunities to engage in our work and see the impact we are having in our community every day. Throughout the year we will hold smaller fundraising events aimed at engagement and empowerment including the Allstate Purple Purse Campaign.

Giving Opportunities:

There are several giving opportunities to support our work throughout the year through sponsorship of one of our exciting fundraising events, membership to YWCA NH, an individual donation to a program of your choice, donations to Emily’s Place (our safe and confidential shelter for victims and their families experiencing domestic violence), corporate sponsorship and planned giving. No gift is too big or too small. 

Volunteer Opportunities:

YWCA NH offers several opportunities to volunteer with our organization. Volunteers can go through a 30-hour crisis services training to provide support on our 24/7 crisis services line for victims and survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence. We have opportunities in events and marketing to administrative and IT. Whether you are looking to volunteer for a one-time project or a long-term commitment, it is always appreciated! We are also actively recruiting board members.

Board Officers   /   Board Members

Pat Findlen
Board Chair
Southern New Hampshire University

MaryLou Beaver
Kids First Consulting

Sheila Sarabia
Northeast Delta Dental

Donna Ehrler
Camden National Bank

Nathalie Ahyi

Kile Adumene
Graduate Student

Brooke Gilmore
Southern New Hampshire University

Judith George
Cross Insurance Agency

Jennifer Seaton

Laurie Bennet
St. Anslem College

Laurie Warnock
Northern NH Poison Center

Julie Day
NH Children’s Trust

Yawa Agbenowossi
Southern New Hampshire University

Megan Bird

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