Gettysburg Battlefield: Thoughts On Telling The Whole Story

Dr. Scott Hancock, local activist, will speak on his experiences at Confederate protests , his motivation in speaking out and will provide a few examples of how a more complete story might be told on the battlefield.
Join us on Zoom on November 18, 2020, at 3 PM, for this informative session. Contact Nancy at nlilley@ywcagettysbur.org or call the Front Desk at 1 -717-334-9171 to register. Cost is $10. You can pay via check, made payable to YWCA and mailed to Nancy at 909 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, or via credit card through the Front Desk.

The Zoom link and details will be sent to you as soon as payment is received.

YWCA, Foursquare Church Create Student Support Center

The YWCA and Foursquare Church have stepped up to help students in our community affected by the pandemic.
Gettysburg Area School District’s (GASD) sixth through ninth graders have access to a free pilot program which provides supervised spaces, or pods, in which to learn during the virtual portion of their hybrid education.
A very generous donor has given us $5,000 to support a portion of our costs of this program.
That donor is challenging you to step-up and assist!
Visit www.ywcagettysburg.org/donate-now. Under type of donation, choose “other” and type “student support center” in the field.
Thank you for your generosity as we work together to navigate these challenging times.

Adult & Pediatric CPR / AED / First Aid Course

Adult & Pediatric CPR / AED / First Aid Course

Adult & Pediatric First Aid and Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED blended learning course taught through the American Red Cross.  This course is for anyone over the age of 16 who would like to get certified.  This certification stays valid for 2 years.

Class Details

This is a blended learning course.  You will be expected to spend 2-3 hours completing online coursework.  The online portion of this course should be completed prior to the in-person skills portion scheduled at the YWCA.

Fee: $90

Register online by Clicking Here

Must pay prior to the scheduled class date. Once your class fee is paid, students must contact our Aquatics Director, Mark Mellon, via email at mmellon@ywcagettysburg.org to have the online course link emailed to them.

Off-Site Training Services

We are able to travel and offer American Red Cross group training services at local off-site locations.

Fee: $110/ per participant

Please contact our Aquatics Director, Mark Mellon, via email at mmellon@ywcagettysburg.org to make a request for off-site training services.

Upcoming Blended Learning Class Dates & Times

Register online at least 3 days before the class date to allow time to complete the online course work.

October

Session 10PR

October 14, 6pm – 9pm

Session 10PR2

October 28, 6pm – 9pm

November

Session 11PR

November 5, 10am – 1pm

Session 11PR2

November 18, 6pm – 9pm

Community Resources

Where to reach Pennsylvania and local government services while practicing social distancing:

  • Talk to Mental Health: Text PA to 741-741
  • Apply for Medicaid: on.pa.gov/compass
  • Apply for SNAP: on.pa.gov/compass
  • Apply for WIC: Call 1-800-942-9467
  • Get help with heating: on.pa.gov/LIHEAP
  • Sign up to vote by mail ballot: VotePA.com/ApplyMailBallot
  • Get answers to tax questions: revenue-pa.custhelp.com
  • Access driver services: dmv.pa.gov/online-services
  • Connect with professional license services: www.pals.pa.gov
  • Learn about school closures: education.pa.gov/COVID19
  • Receive health/safety text alerts: on.pa.gov/AlertPA

 

  • ADAMS COUNTY ASSISTANCE (Public welfare office)

225 S. FRANKLIN STREET

GETTYSBURG PA 17325

(717) 334-6241

(800) 638-6816 (Toll-Free)

(717) 334-4104 (Fax)

  • ADAMS COUNTY CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES

525 BOYDS SCHOOL ROAD

(717) 337-0110

http://www.adamscounty.us/Dept/CYS/Pages/default.aspx

The mission of Adams County Children & Youth Services is to ensure that each child and youth in Adams County has a safe and permanent family.

  • ADAMS COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

25 SOUTH 4TH STREET

GETTYSBURG, PA 17325

(717) 337-0060

http://www.adamscountycf.org

  • ADAMS COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY

40 E. HIGH STREET

GETTYSBURG PA 17326

(717) 334-1518

https://www.adamscha.org/

  • ADAMS COUNTY OFFICE FOR AGING

318 W. MIDDLE STREET

GETTYSBURG PA 17325

(717) 334-9296

  • ADAMS RESCUE MISSION

2515 YORK ROAD

GETTYSBURG PA 17325

(717) 334-7502

A Christian organization that provides housing and employment for homeless individuals and families.

  • ADAMS COUNTY VOLUNTEER TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA) COALITION

(717) 334-5809

http://www.uwadams.org/Resources/Volunteer-Income-Tax-Assistance

A partnership between United Way of Adams County, South Central Community Action Program and Manos Unidas Hispanic-American Center, with support from Adams County Office for Aging – Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE), offers FREE federal, state and local tax preparation by IRS-certified VITA/TCE volunteers for seniors, people with disabilities and eligible low and moderate-income residents.

  • ARC OF ADAMS COUNTY

17 RICE AVENUE

BIGLERVILLE, PA 17307

(717) 677-8487

http://www.arcadamspa.org/

Advocacy, Education, Support Services, Goal Setting, & Diversity Celebration For All People With Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities & Their Families.

  • ARC OF PENNSYLVANIA

(888) 745-2357 (PA client assistance program)

Agency provides services for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The Pennsylvania client assistance program provides advocacy for people with disabilities seeking services in employment and housing.

  • COUNTY OF ADAMS

117 BALTIMORE STREET

GETTYSBURG, PA 17325

(717) 334-6781

http://www.adamscounty.us/

  • FAMILY FIRST HEALTH

1275 YORK ROAD #17

GETTYSBURG PA 17325

(717) 337-9400

  • GETTYSBURG SENIOR CENTER

142 N. STRATTON STREET

GETTYSBURG PA 17325

(717) 334-5012

https://www.facebook.com/Gettysburg-Area-Senior-Center-317252678335919/about/

  • GETTYSBURG SOUP KITCHEN

22 WEST HIGH STREET (PRINCE OF PEACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH)

GETTYSBURG PA 17325

  • Gettysburg Municipal Building

Main Street Gettysburg

59 East High Street

Gettysburg, PA 17325

Phone:

(717) 334-1518 ext. 229 Elm Street

(717) 337-3491 Main Street Gettysburg

  • LGBT Youth in Crisis hotline

(800) 246-7743

https://www.glbthotline.org/

  • LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND AND PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED (PHILADELPHIA FREE LIBRARY)

(800) 222-1754 (Toll Free)

(215) 683-3217

https://libwww.freelibrary.org/lbph/

Serves Pennsylvania residents who have difficulty reading due to a physical impairment, a reading disability, or a vision challenge, free through the mail and online.

  • MANOS UNIDAS HISPANIC-AMERICAN CENTER INC

19 WEST HIGH STREET

GETTYSBURG, PA 17325

(717) 334-1498

http://www.manosadams.org/

Manos Unidas is a community organization that promotes the integration of the growing diverse population in Adams County through programs that facilitate cross-cultural understanding and appreciation.

  • MIDPENN LEGAL SERVICES

(800) 326-9177

http://www.midpenn.org/

  • SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

(800) 772-1213

https://www.ssa.gov/

  • SAFE HOME – HANOVER YWCA (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES)

24/7 Emergency Hotline: (717) 632-0007

  • SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAMS

153 N. STRATTON STREET

GETTYSBURG PA 17325

(717) 334-7634

www.sccap.org

 

Women’s Self Defense

Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere as you learn the basic aspects of self-defense. This class will focus on mental preparation such as situational awareness and positive mental attitude, and will include instruction on personal self-defense techniques such as arm bars, punching, kicking, and throwing. The instructor, Rachel McVey, spent eight years with the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office and is currently working as an Animal Control Officer. She has been teaching women’s self-defense since 2003, including four semesters at Frederick Community College.

When asked about their favorite aspect of the class, past participants said:

  • Repetition of movements and corrections
  • Learning how to protect myself
  • The instructor was able to instill a strong sense of self-confidence
  • Being aware of different situations

Registration is required.

May 1 and 2     6  to 8 p.m.

Rec Free Basic $10 Non $20

 

Callie Awards

Honoring women who make a difference

The 20th Annual Callies Awards – A Celebration of Exceptional Women – would have been an extra-special  celebration. Originally set for March 26, 2020, in the Gettysburg Hotel Ballroom, it was then postponed to October 1, 2020.

After much deliberation, the Callie Committee finally decided to cancel the 2020 in-person Callie Awards. Several factors went into the Committee’s decision. First and foremost was the public health and safety of our award recipients, their family and friends, and those who would have worked to put on this event.

The Callies Committee would like to celebrate the accomplishments of:

  • Jenny Dumont (Advocacy)
  • Lisa Angstadt (Health & Wellness)
  • Susan Naugle (Public Service)
  • Janet Powers (Legacy of a Lifetime)
  • Jordyn Hartsock (Young Woman)

While refunds for the scheduled event are available, it is hoped that attendees will recognize the honorees by allowing the committee to apply the funds to future scholarships for the Young Exceptional Woman. Any funds not claimed after October 15, 2020, will be applied to the scholarship fund for the Young Exceptional Woman.   Please contact Nancy at nlilley@ywcagettysburg.org with requests and questions.

The Callies Committee would also like to thank the following sponsors:

Scholarship Sponsors: Carole Aldinger, Vickie Corbett, Pat Crowner, Janet Dewar, Deb Geesey, Kathy Glahn, Megan Gochenauer, Robert Gough, Kay Hollabaugh, Gail Hull, Jean LeGros, Sharon Magraw, Donna Mountfort, Linnette Murray, Kathy Nelson, Carolyn Nunamaker, Linda O’Connor, Josie Pelc, Faith Peterson, Janet Scott, Christina Simpson, Lois Starkey, Chucki Strevig, Lynda Taylor, Bob & Marilyn Teeter, Constance Woodruff

  • Invitations: Sponsored in memory of Margaret Trew Cline by Sharon Magraw
  • Table sponsors: Gettysburg Rising (Jenny Dumont), Gettysburg Beer Runners and Linda Kranias 5 K (Lisa Angstadt), Gettysburg Borough Council (Susan Naugle ), Interfaith Center for Peace & Justice (Janet Powers) , YWCA Steam Savvy (Jordyn Hartsock )
  • Callie Award Vases: Scott & Co. Fine Jewelers Scott and Karen Coyle
  • Welcome Reception: Wellspan Gettysburg Hospital
  • Desserts: Given in memory of Jane Gough by Robert Gough
  • Flowers: Adams Electric Cooperative Inc.

It is the hope of the committee to sponsor a 2021 Callies Award event in the fall of 2021. There is nothing quite like having the room filled up with those who have come to honor and applaud a group of truly remarkable ladies who have contributed so much to our community. Nomination forms will be available in the early spring of 2021 if all goes as planned.

Pictured below, YWCA Excecutive Director Dotty Dalphon and Callie Awards Committee members Jean LeGros and Judy Redding deliver special award vases to honorees Susan Naugle, Lisa Angstadt, Jenny Dumont, and Jan Powers.

Responding to Domestic Violence

A statement from YWCA USA CEO Dara Richardson-Heron (Sept. 11, 2014):

One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. A recent high profile incident in the news has put the spotlight on this astounding problem, and has men and women across the country participating in important dialogue about domestic violence. The YWCA hopes that the discussions started as a result of this news story will raise awareness about the ongoing crisis of domestic violence and continue the dialogue on how we can once and for all eradicate violence against women. Simply put, gender-based violence is unacceptable, in any form and under any circumstances.

For decades, the YWCA has been on the frontlines of working to end domestic violence. The YWCA is one of the largest providers of domestic violence services in the United States with over 200 local YWCA associations in 46 states and the District of Columbia. Each year, we provide hundreds of thousands of women and families with programs and services for both survivors and perpetrators, including emergency shelter, crisis hotlines, counseling, educational programs, prevention training, support groups, and abuse intervention. The YWCA also provides domestic violence training to businesses, law enforcement, and medical personnel across the nation.

Recent events have spurred many people to more closely examine domestic violence and to ask how they can be part of the solution. We encourage them to join us, along with our fellow service providers and advocates, in our commitment to breaking the cycle of domestic violence through awareness, education and expert intervention. For more information about the YWCA’s services, please visit ywca.org.