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The YWCA Monterey County is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Recognize the Signs of Domestic Violence

See the SIGNS speak out You can end domestic violence in your community by becoming familiar with the signs of abuse. Think you know what to look for? There's a lot more to domestic violence than a black eye - most signs are subtle and have nothing to do with physical scars and bruises.  The National Domestic Violence Hotline has an excellent resource to help you learn the signs so that you can help victims. Learn more from The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Local Crisis Lines:
(831) 372-6300 or (831) 757-1001

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The YWCA Monterey County is excited to announce the addition of our new Executive Director Robin Leppo Kerr to the team!

The YWCA Monterey County is excited to announce the addition of our new Executive Director Robin Leppo Kerr to the team! ​ Robin brings a unique combination of experience as an Executive Director - with the Child Abuse Prevention Councils of Madera and Fresno Counties, as Statewide Multi-disciplinary Team Coordinator with the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc., and as Director of Institutional Advancement with the San Joaquin College of Law. Robin has worked for more than 15 years in the non-profit sector and brings direct experience in children’s advocacy, child abuse prevention programs, compliance with legislative mandates, fundraising, grant writing, strategic planning, communications, and building alliances. Robin was directly responsible for the expansion and implementation of the GraceCity mobile app into Fresno and Madera counties. The app is designed to provide automated resources on human trafficking. In addition, Robin was responsible for creating Multidisciplinary Interview Centers for both children who are victims of abuse and women of domestic violence, along with witnesses to crime in Fresno County and at Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera County.

Robin obtained a Master’s of Jurisprudence degree in Children’s Law and Policy from Loyola University, Chicago, and a B.S. in Criminology, option in Victimology from California State University, Fresno, where she also earned a Victim Services Certificate. Robin volunteers extensively and currently supports the Clovis Unified School District, United Way of Fresno County and the California Essentials for Childhood Initiative.

Keynote Speaker: Taylor Armstrong
TV personality, "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills", philanthropist, author and survivor.

Taylor Armstrong is an outspoken domestic violence victim's advocate and the President of the Taylor Armstrong Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting victims and their families. She is a New York Times Bestselling Author for her book, Hiding from Reality, in which she shared her personal story of surviving abuse. Taylor is best known for her role on Bravo's Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She has also appeared on television shows for VH1, WeTV and Oprah's OWN network.

Attending this luncheon is one of the best ways to support domestic violence awareness efforts in our community!

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YWCA Monterey County • 236 Monterey Street • Salinas, CA 93901
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