2020 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, education, collaboration and advocacy. We create real change every day by standing up for social justice, helping families and strengthening our communities. In 2020, we will continue to build upon existing programs and partnerships in the community through expansion of services and community education offerings. 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. REACH, our Crisis Services program that serves victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence, will expand programming to include specialized advocacy to help meet the needs of all individuals seeking services.

We are #OnAMission in 2020. Join us!

Fundraising Events:

YWCA is kicking off 2020 with a Centennial Celebration, A Roaring 20’s Evening on Friday, March 20, 2020 at the DoubleTree in Manchester. This spring we will have our second annual Every Woman’s Center Wellness Retreat at YWCA. In October, during domestic violence awareness month, YWCA will host our 2nd Annual empowerHER Breakfast as well as the 11th annual Missy’s Hope 5K (in partnership with Missy’s Hope). These events give the community & supporters opportunities to engage in our work and see the impact we are having in our community every day.

Giving Opportunities:

There are several giving opportunities to support our work throughout the year through sponsorship of one of our exciting fundraising events, becoming a YWCA NH member for only $30 annually, 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 a variety of opportunities from events and marketing to administrative and maintenance. 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 volunteers to serve on committees.

Board Officers   /   Board Members

Pat Findlen
Southern New Hampshire University

Sheila Sarabia
Incoming President
Compliance Manager
Northeast Delta Dental

Lisa Heffernan
Associate Vice President of Finance
Southern New Hampshire University

Laurie Warnock
NH Health Education Coordinator
Northern NE Poison Center

Kile Adumene
Student Life Program Assistant
Northern Essex Community College

Nathalie Ahyi
NH Health & Equity Partnership & Foundation for Healthy Communities

Laurie Bennett
Lawerence General Hospital

Nicole Bennett
Registered Nurse
Elliot Hospital

Megan Bird
Institute for Nonprofit Practice

Julie Day

Donna Ehrler
Director of Commercial Banking
Camden National Bank

Shalimar Encarnacion
The Language Bank

Brooke Gilmore
Deborah L. Coffin Women’s Center
Assistant Professor
Southern New Hampshire University

Courtney Tanner
Dartmouth Hitchcock

Jennifer Seaton


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