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KUER's Year-End Success!

Jan 4, 2017

KUER's Year-End Fund Drive was a huge success! We exceeded our year-end goal by 19% and raised $213,753 during the month of December. We heard from 323 new donors and 178 new sustainers, and thanks to the generosity of our donors, 237 families recovering from domestic violence will receive household essentials through YWCA Utah

  

Support YWCA Utah When You Donate To KUER

Dec 6, 2016

Your donation to KUER this December can help families recovering from domestic violence, thanks to our partnership with YWCA Utah. When you select YWCA Utah as your thank you gift, part of your donation will go towards providing household essentials for families in need. Household essentials can include pillows, blankets, shower curtains, soap, towels, laundry bags, garbage cans, mops, buckets, cleaning supplies, toasters, pots, pans, silverware and sheets.

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YWCA Utah Hosts "Week Without Violence"

Oct 20, 2015
Andrea Smardon / KUER

YWCA Utah is hosting events every day this week to raise awareness about domestic violence. They’re calling it the "Week Without Violence".

Bob Nelson

Governor Gary Herbert says he hopes Utahns will increase their donations to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund when filing their Utah State Tax return. He spoke at an event promoting the fund Thursday at the YWCA Center for Families. He says a 50 percent increase from 2 dollars to 3 is not too much to ask in a state that leads the nation in charity and volunteerism.

Pamela Atkinson talked about a young family she met Wednesday night at the St. Vincent DePaul Soap Kitchen.  She says, despite their struggles, she could clearly see they had already accomplished a lot.

Andrea Smardon

The YWCA kicked off their Week Without Violence Monday by announcing a $900,000 grant from the US Department of Justice to expand domestic violence services in the Salt Lake area. 

The Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center moved into its new home at the downtown YWCA in June this year.  At that time, the city police department started housing six detectives there. 

“We’re just getting started in terms of the center,” said Director Asha Parekh, “There’s so much more work to do in this area.  I think we’re just scratching the surface of things that we can do as a community.”