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Since our inception 6 years ago we have partnered with the SBS TV / WETL 91.7 Radio which is part of the CTE Program at Riley High School in South Bend, Indiana – to produce films about the beneficiary we support each year. The students have always done a great job for us and this year is no exception.

The filmmakers and the YWCA North Central Indiana want everyone to share, if only briefly, in the reality that our first responders, social workers, and all who work in the front lines of fighting domestic violence experience daily.

Ultimately, they hope to galvanize our resolve to end this plague of violence. Everybody Has A Story, the YWCA, and our filmmakers also want you to know that by attending the show, buying tickets, and making donations, you are providing the means for organizations like the YWCA to develop the tools, resources, and strategies to end the violence in our communities.



The mission, the vision, in fact, the whole reason Everybody Has A Story® exists is to identify charities that are making a difference for the South Bend-Michiana community and promote music and variety events to raise funds to support them and help them grow.


About the 2019 Charity, YWCA NORTH CENTRAL 


The history of the YWCA is the history of progress in America and in our community.


Established in 1858 as a voice for women’s issues, we opened the first employment bureau for women several years later. That was only the beginning of more than 150 years of active advocacy and programming for women’s rights and civil rights.


We continue to evolve to meet today’s challenges in eliminating racism and empowering women. We’ve shifted to a grassroots structure. We’ve launched a revitalized brand that reaffirms the mission of working aggressively for women and people of color. And we’re engaging women 18- to 34-years old to carry on the YWCA mission for years to come.


The YWCA advocacy issues reflect our mission and the values of our organization. We promote solutions to improve the lives of women, girls, and people of color across the country. From lobbying for pay equity and hate crimes legislation to the increased funding for Head Start and the Violence Against Women Act, the YWCA advocates on Capitol Hill while employees and volunteers empower women and girls in our communities.

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