A group of women who called themselves the Esther Short Lunch Bunch decide that battered women and children needed a safe place to escape their abusers. The “Lunch Bunch” pulled their own money together to rent an apartment and volunteered their time to start a program for victims of domestic violence. Group led by Carol Milam, Judy Weber, Sharon Gorini and Sheila Gunther.
Jean Lacey and Jill Cawley request $500 board allocation for a home for women and their children.
YWCA issues letter to legislature in support of Farm Workers and Women’s Council.
A house at 1210 West 12th Street is leased to provide Emergency Housing for women and children.
International Women’s Day is established.
The YWCA Convention adopts the one imperative: To eliminate racism, wherever it exists and by any means necessary.
YWCA holds regional workshops for locals to discuss drug-related problems in the work-force.
The WORTH (Women Offenders Rehabilitation through Training and Help) Program begins at a time when no other programs exist to support Clark County women offenders.