GNI is a week-long virtual event that is our virtual spin on the annual Girls Night Out. In 2020 we didn't know what to expect, but our first ever Girls Night In was a huge success and with a continued sense of caution for our guests, and high hopes for a brighter future we are ready to do it again!
NOTICE:All items that are not gift certificates will need to be picked up at the YWCA offices of 1426 Kanawha Boulevard after the closing of the auction.
The History: Girls Night Out
Each year, the YWCA Charleston hosts several annual fundraisers and one of those is Girls Night Out. Initiated in the fall of 1998, Girls Night Out - a "Party with a Purpose" - was the brainchild of the High Hopes Committee - an amazing group of volunteer women who were determined to help the YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program in its efforts to eliminate domestic violence. Now in its 23rd season, more than $1 million has been raised over the years to assist the YWCA Resolve's shelter, Hope House, and support YWCA Resolve in continuing to provide emergency shelter, services, and programming for survivors of domestic violence.
The Cause: Domestic Violence Victims
The YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program offers 24/7 shelter, a crisis hotline, and emergency intervention for victims of domestic violence. YWCA Resolve provides services for the entire family in Kanawha, Clay, and Boone counties. YWCA Resolve also offers case management, court advocacy, counseling, support groups, safety planning, monitored parent-child visitation/exchange, parenting sessions, and programs for children, teen dating safety. Licensed by the West Virginia Family Protection Services Board, the program's mission is to eliminate domestic violence through leadership, education, empowerment and community collaboration.
Last year alone, YWCA Resolve served 2,022 individuals, provided 6,831 shelter nights to 232 victims and their children, provided 7,942 hours of case management, advocacy, counseling and support groups, staffed 24/7 crisis line with trained DV advocates, and provided a host of other services.