Annual Report - YWCA Hanover

YWCA Hanover
2013-2014 Annual Report
YWCA Hanover is dedicated to
eliminating racism, empowering women
and promoting peace, justice,
freedom and dignity for all.
Dear Members & Volunteers,
Since 1920, YWCA Hanover has diligently and successfully served the community.
In the past 94 years, the volunteers and staff of the YWCA Hanover have seen successes,
celebrations, and triumphs as well as challenges, sorrows, and unfortunate endings.
The YWCA Hanover continues to forge ahead with the mission and conviction that our
foremothers displayed when creating this local institution – to empower women and
eliminate discrimination.
We, the Board of Directors and Staff, are determined and dedicated to providing vital
services in domestic violence, diversity awareness, and childcare, and we are committed
to developing exciting mission based new programs in the coming year.
The YWCA recently completed a strategic planning process to assist with the planning and
direction of our future. As part of the strategic planning process, we surveyed community
leaders and the feedback from these individuals has been instrumental in setting the
course of our future programs.
Armed with our new Strategic Plan and dedicated Board of Directors and Staff, WE are
determined to implement new programs and grow existing programs ~ empowering
women and girls of all ages in the Hanover community. However, we will not be able to
fulfill our plan and mission without our members’ and volunteers’ continued and increased
support. Further, we must grow both our membership and volunteer base. We encourage
you to assist us with these endeavors.
As members, volunteers and supporters, I urge you to stay closely connected with the
YWCA as we expand our reach into the community. Your financial and volunteer support is
needed now more than ever in order for the YWCA to continue to serve the women and
girls of Hanover. Please help us achieve our goals.
On behalf of the Board of Directors and Staff, I wish you a prosperous, healthy and happy
New Year and look forward to strengthening our relationship with you in 2015!
Linda Siegle, Esq.
Board President, YWCA Hanover
SAFE HOME of YWCA Hanover is recognized as the umbrella program which provides clients
and victims of domestic violence with numerous services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The
need in Hanover for service to victims was evident and the YWCA stepped up to begin this vital
service in 1981. Unfortunately, domestic violence continues to be prevalent but Safe Home will
continue, too.
Services Offered
• 24 hour hotline
• Options Counseling
• Temporary safe housing & referrals to local shelters
• Referral & support for other services
• Legal Advocacy
• Accompaniment to legal, medical and other appointments
• Support group
• Child Therapy
• Community education
Highlights & Statistics FY 2013-2014
Held first ever Walk a Mile in Her Shoes in Hanover raising awareness. The support of 75
men walking in heels and numerous local businesses supporting the cause raised $14,500
in funds for domestic violence services in Hanover.
Continued newly formed partnership with local Police Departments (Hanover, Penn
Township, Southwestern Regional, West Manheim) to educate officers on administering
the Lethality Assessment Program or LAP, a tool used to identify the level of danger a
victim has of being killed by a partner during a domestic crisis. Of the victims assessed,
25% presented to Safe Home for service.
Other important statistics include:
Total contacts with clients
Total clients served
Hours of Advocacy provided
Crisis Intervention provided
Legal & other advocacy provided
Transported victims for services
2646 (Hotline calls, in person & follow up)
192 times
519 times
67 trips
Within our mission statement, we are committed to ending racism and promoting peace, justice,
freedom and dignity for all. The tremendous efforts of our Diversity program team have put the
YWCA Hanover “on the map” for it’s innovative and effective means of engaging our diverse
community and also educating people to embrace and accept differences among people.
Programs & Events Offered
COSMIC Afterschool & Summer Program
Funded by the 21st Century Learning Center and Department of Education, this program
provides students with academic support, physical education, and more. Serving Hanover
School District grades K thru 5 and Spring Grove grades 5 thru 8.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Assisting adults with proficiency in speaking English
Citizenship Class
Providing the education and teaching to residents seeking US citizenship
Spanish Class
Teaching beginner adult students conversational Spanish.
Diversity Summit
6 years of providing educational workshops to business, education & more.
Kids Day
Family friendly event drawing over 1,000 people at Wirt Park
Breakfast with Santa
Santa Claus and dozens of volunteer elves served breakfast & celebrated
Highlights & Statistics FY 2013-2014
259 students in Grades K thru 8 attended the COSMIC from
Hanover and Spring Grove School Districts
The Summer Program operated for 6 weeks from 9am-3pm and
served 298 elementary students from Hanover Schools and 81
from Spring Grove grades 5 thru 8.
Diversity Summit embraced 350 attendees.
Over 1,100 folks attended the activities of Kids Day in April
Breakfast with Santa served 778 breakfast meals to a diverse
audience in December.
YWCA Hanover continues to serve families in our community with quality, affordable childcare
programs ranging from age 1 to 12 years old. Children enrolled in all programs benefit from a
rich learning curriculum and a variety or activities to keep learning fun and stimulating. Families
receive peace of mind knowing their children are in a nurturing, caring, safe environment as they
pursue their careers and manage busy lives. The YWCA is a partner with parents.
Programs & Events Offered
Toddler 1 Serving Toddlers 12-24 months
Toddler 2 Serving Toddlers 24-36 months
Preschool Serving Preschoolers 3 to 4 years
Pre-K Serving ages 4 to Kindergarten
Kinder Kare AM Serving Kindergarteners attending half day at Southwestern Schools
Before & After School Care Serving children in the morning and afternoon at the YWCA
Summer Child Care Serving school age children during the summer months at YWCA
Highlights & Statistics FY 2013-2014
Served over 135 children and families in 2013-2014.
Successfully passed annual Department of Public Welfare
inspection and acquired full child care operator license.
Staff achieved annual Professional Development certification
according to DPW.
The number of training hours staff received totaled 288 hours.
The following events brought hundreds of people of all backgrounds together
in 2013-2014.
Kids Day Community Celebration
Childcare Week of the Young Child Mini March
Candlelight Vigil Week without Violence
Hanover Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Host
Shrimp Feed
Walk a Mile in her Shoes 1st Annual
American Girl Tea
Diversity Summit
Fashion Show
Breakfast with Santa
The YWCA is a Community Center for many groups and activities. A few of which are:
Soroptimist Club of Hanover
Faith & Fitness program
Garden Club of Hanover
Democratic Club of Hanover
Family & Group Celebrations
Guiding Hearts with Hope
Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)
Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
Sports Clubs & Organizations
We wish to thank all of the following for their generous donations and in-kind gifts.
Your donations and gifts enable the YWCA to provide vital services to our community
andfortify our mission. We truly appreciate your support.
Adult Children of Alcoholics
American Legion Aux. Unit 14
Andy Hoffman
Anne Acker
AquaPhoenix Scientific
Arlene Utz Hollinger
Bernie & Joan McNelis
Black Rose Rollers
Blue Ridge Holdings
Bonita & Keith Trapnell
Bortek Industries
Brian & Jen Oswald
C.A. Weber Insurance
Cheryl Baker
Cheryl Paulin
Conewago Valley School
Cool Speak
Darlene Bowman
DOCEO Office Solutions
Dr. Barbara Rupp
Dr. Carolyn Rhodes
Elizabeth M Gitt Foundation
Emily Weaver
Empire Education Group
Every Kids Kloset
Exchange Club of Hanover
Faith & Fitness
First United Methodist Church
Fraternal Order of Eagles
Hanover Aerie #1406
Gregory Miller
H & H Excavating
Hanover Area Young
Hanover First Church of God
Hanover Foods
Hanover Garden Club
Hanover Home Association
Hanover Hospital
Hanover Plastic Products
Hanover School District
Hanover Street Rod
Hanover Toyota
Hawk Industries
Hebron Lodge #465 New
Hostetter Trust
Jackie Redding
Jean & Randy Whitson
Jody Shaffer
Josephine Spears
Juliet & Bryan Sharrow
Kara Lynch
Karla Orner
Kathleen Sterner
Kelly Lynch
Kiwanis Club of Hanover
Larry Hamm
Laurie James
Lawrence B. Sheppard
Lee Miller
Linda Siegle
Lisa Noble
Lloyd & Freda Bortner
Lorraine Nagy
M & T Bank
Margaret Bria
Marian Stabley
Martha King
Mary Ellen Gromen
McSherrystown Knights of
Megan McDonald
Melissa Speal
Mike Flickinger
Miller Chemical
Miriam Clapper
Montyce Rutters
Mummerts Auto Sales
Myrtle Small
Nancy Palermo
Network for Good
New Oxford Lions Club
New Oxford Social Club
Northwest Savings Bank
Pam Cashman
Pat Finch
Peoples Bank
Phyllis Terrana
PNC Bank
Precision Tune
Rebecca Albrecht
Red & Purple Carnations
Republican Club of Hanover
Ronald & Barbara Wentz
Runkles, Inc.
Ruth Shaffer
Ruth Shupp
Sally Yelland
Sarah Leese
Schmucks Lumber
Sharon VanArsdale
Shovaker’s Quality
SKF Industries
Smith Elliot Kearns
Sonny & Linda Eline
Soroptimist Club of Hanover
Southwestern School District
Spring Grove School District
St. Bartholomew Church
St. David’s Church
St. David’s Evangelical
Lutheran Church Women
St. Mark Lutheran Church
Stambaugh Ness
Steve Acker-PA State
Education Assoc.
Sue Krumrine
Susquehanna Bank
Sweet Charities
Terry & Monna Hormel
The Broken Cookie
Tisha Tracey
United Way of Adams County
United Way of York County
UPMC Health Plan
Utz Quality Foods
Virginia Keffer
W. Hal Wyatt C.P.A.
Webb Insurance
Wells Fargo Bank
Wolf Furniture
Women of the Moose
York Traditions Bank
*If we missed you in recognition, please
accept our apology. Please contact us to
correct our records.
YWCA Hanover
Financial Report FY 2013-2014
July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014
Program Income
Federal/State Funds - Grant Rev
United Way
Special Events/Fundraisers
Rental Income
Salaries & Wages
Program Expense
Fees & Contracts
Van Travel
Other Expenses
(utilities, Insurances, etc)
Charts do not include depreciation
expense. Figures are subject to audit
and are based on year end totals for
July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.
YWCA Hanover is supported and led by passionate, compassionate, dynamic people.
We thank you for the countless hours of work you perform for the sake of others.
We appreciate the dozens of volunteers who assisted at events, daily task assistance,
and on committees and the Board of Directors.
YWCA Hanover Board of Directors FY 2013-2014
Linda Siegle, Esq.
*Jody Shaffer & Carolyn Rhodes
*Barb Krebs & Lorraine Nagy
*Ruth Shaffer & Miriam Clapper
Cheryl Paulin
Melissa Speal
Sharon VanArsdale
Kelly Lynch
Lisa Noble
Megan McDonald
Vice President
*Indicates terms and roles changed within the 2013-2014 fiscal year.
YWCA Hanover Management Staff
Jody Shaffer
Sherri Staub
Anne Acker
Mirna Wildasin
Karen Staub
23 W. Chestnut Street
Hanover, PA 17331
Executive Director
Director of Finance & Administration
Director of Domestic Violence & Safe Home
Director of Diversity Programs
Director of Child Care Programs