YWCA Greater Lafayette Provides Essential Support and Care for Women with Cancer

By Heidi Kauffman, Women’s Cancer Program Coordinator
YWCA Greater Lafayette

Heidi Kauffman

Heidi Kauffman

The YWCA Greater Lafayette Women’s Cancer Program pays for uninsured women and women with high deductibles to get breast and cervical cancer screenings. Our region covers 23 Indiana counties, and through the Indiana State Department of Health’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IN-BCCP), we contract with over 100 medical providers and 17 hospitals to provide the screenings. This way, the woman can go to a provider near where she lives. In addition to the IN-BCCP, we receive grants from Susan G Komen Central Indiana Affiliate, Avon Breast Health Outreach Program, and the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust. We also have amazing community support with fundraisers and donations.

Top Five on Friday – October 4

By Katie Stanton
Social Media & Online Engagement Manager, YWCA USA

The government shutdown has taken over the media cycle this week, and its impacts will be felt by more people and programs as it continues – including some YWCA programs, which rely on critical funding from agencies that are currently closed. Below, we’re sharing the latest on the shutdown and who’s affected, and what to watch for in the upcoming week as the stand-off continues.

Rememeber: YWCA hotlines and shelters will remain open. Search for a YWCA near you to find out more.