To me, YWCA is not just the organisation that I work for, It is my home.

Given left an abusive relationship, coming to the Y with her two children and only a small portion of her belongings. While Given was initially supported through our housing programs, it was clear she would be a perfect addition to our cohort of women completing administration traineeships. Given worked hard to complete her qualification and was such a valued and supportive team member that when it came time to finish her traineeship, Given was offered an opportunity to work as a Support Worker, helping our Y Ability clients. In her video, Given tells us how important it has been for her to now be giving back to the community that accommodated her at her lowest.

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