HILO, Hawaii – During the April 13 luncheon honoring the Remarkable People of 2017, Prosecutor Mitch Roth and local physician Lynda Dolan, the YWCA Hawaii Island CEO Kathleen McGilvray took a moment at the podium to explain the organization’s mission.
Details were also shared in a YWCA media release:
on April 13, 2017
The YWCA of Hawaii Island is a not-for-profit membership organization whose mission is the elimination of racism and empowerment of women. Established in 1919, the organization offers services and programs which include: the only non-private, nationally accredited preschool; the only Teen Court for Hawaii Island; the only 24/7 sexual violence hotline and comprehensive survivor services program for Hawaii Island; and the only nationally accredited home visitation program to prevent child abuse and neglect for 0-3 year olds in all of East Hawaii.
The YWCA of Hawaii Island is part of the YWCA USA, the oldest and largest national women’s organization with the mission of empowering women and eliminating racism. Nationally, the YWCA represents 2 million women, girls and their families in the US each year. Globally, the YWCA USA is a member of World YWCA, which has affiliates in over 100 countries that serve 25 million women and girls worldwide.