YWCA Wheeling

    Contact: Joshua Benyo P: 304.232.0511 E: operationsdirector@ywcawheeling.org 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 whom I’llRead More →

There are 20 to 30 million slaves in the world today. The average age of entry into sex trafficking is 12 – 14 years old. The U.S. Department of Labor has identified 136 goods from 74 countries made by forced and child labor. Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. Trafficking in persons is the second largest and fastest-growing criminal industry in the world, second only to drug trade. There are more people entrapped in human trafficking today than were enslaved at the height of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. In 2013, there were almost 1,000 cases of labor trafficking cases inside the United States reported to theRead More →

WHEELING, WV– Joshua C. Benyo – has joined the YWCA Wheeling staff serving as Program Service Director. The mission of the YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, and dignity for all. “I’m thrilled and most certainly honored to join the YWCA Wheeling. Our organization has been in Wheeling since 1906. Throughout our history in the Friendly City, we have offered innovative programming to support the needs of the community. It is my hope to share the work of this organization with the community and also honor our long-standing history.” In his new position, Benyo will oversee the programs offeredRead More →