by Tammy Henkel
Director of Youth Programs, YWCA Bristol
This year marks the 18th Annual YWCA Week Without Violence™ for YWCA Bristol of Tennessee. The goal of this week is to increase community awareness of the resources that are available to help prevent violent behavior. Our outreach highlights a range of agencies who offer activities and services addressing issues like abuse, hate crimes, racial injustice, date rape, teen bullying, and teen suicide. Many of the local groups in the community are creating and hosting events for YWCA Week Without Violence™.