Laurie Labishak

November 10, 2017; Wheeling, WV – The YWCA Wheeling Youth Board is hosting a Leadership Challenge Retreat with a goal to offer hands-on leadership training with interactive workshops. The program will be full of challenging team and individual activities.  There will be  opportunities to socialize and network with other students as well as community leaders from throughout the Ohio Valley.  Participants will also work on a variety of community service projects and can earn up to six service hours and eight service learning hours.  Topics that will be covered include leadership styles and traits, communication skills, goal setting,  team building, conflict resolution, interviewing, resume development,Read More →

Wheeling, WV – October 9, 2017  The YWCA Wheeling is proud to announce this year’s honorees for their Tribute to Women event who will be honored at the annual event on Monday, October 16th at the YWCA Wheeling.   The YWCA Wheeling began honoring women in our local community in 1964.  The 2017 group of honorees joins an impressive list of women who have made an impact on the people living in the Ohio Valley for over 50 years.  After the call for nominations, a committee of the YWCA sustainers was tasked with reviewing eighteen candidates this year.  They have selected a slate of five toRead More →

YWCA WHEELING TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO RAISE FUNDS FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS Wheeling, WV – October 2, 2017  YWCA Wheeling is one of more than 220 nonprofits urging the public to support survivors of domestic violence and financial abuse during The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse® Challenge, which takes place Oct. 2 – 31. The annual campaign coincides with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is held in October.  This is the first time YWCA Wheeling is participating in the Purple Purse Challenge, which last year helped domestic violence programs around the country raise over $3 million.  The YWCA Wheeling is the only nonprofitRead More →

Date: August 21, 2017, WHEELING, WV– YWCA Wheeling is pleased to announce that Laurie Labishak has joined the leadership staff serving as the Director of Marketing and Development. In this new position, Labishak will oversee the marketing and public relations functions as well as fund raising for the organization. Labishak formerly served as the Vice President of Marketing and Development for Ohio Valley Health Services & Education, the former parent corporation of OVMC/EORH.  Prior to that, she served as the National Membership Director for Second Wind Dreams, an international nonprofit that works to change the perception of aging.  Labishak provided programming and volunteer training coastRead More →

Dress for success Make a great first impression By KIM LOCCISANO – Staff Writer (,Times Leader You only get one chance to make a first impression, especially when it comes to meeting a person you hope will decide you are the right person for a job needing filled. Like any other important event in life, the process of looking your best for a job interview or to attend a job fair will always prove to be a good investment of your time, effort and resources. Among the resources you can count on dedicating toward securing a new employment opportunity will often be some money. However,Read More →

      Contact: Joshua Benyo P: 304.232.0511 E: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27TH 2017 WHEELING, WV – Ron Scott Jr. has joined the management team of the YWCA Wheeling as the Cultural Diversity & Community Outreach director. “Advocating for those individuals facing discrimination and prejudice will be at the forefront of the programming. The YWCA Cultural Diversity & Community Outreach program will conduct cultural awareness workshops, culturally specific education; provide referrals and also community outreach in the Upper Ohio Valley. I feel honored to serve in this position because of the history of the YWCA and the competence of the staff with whomRead More →