WHEELING, West Virginia – July 2024 – The YWCA Wheeling proudly announces its receipt of
the prestigious Purple Ribbon Award from DomesticShelters.org, in recognition of the
outstanding community impact achieved through its Capital Campaign, “Building Hope,
Reclaiming Lives.” The campaign launched publicly in January 2023, aimed to raise $16 million
for the renovation of the century-old building located on Chapline Street in Wheeling.
The Purple Ribbon Awards, organized by DomesticShelters.org, encompass 34 categories and
are adjudicated by a distinguished national panel comprising professionals from the domestic
violence field. This marks a significant milestone as the first comprehensive awards program
dedicated to honoring the unsung heroes of the domestic violence movement. Nominations
pour in from across the United States and Canada, making this accolade particularly

“We are thrilled and deeply honored to receive the Purple Ribbon Award from
DomesticShelters.org,” expressed Lori Jones, Executive Director of YWCA Wheeling. “This
recognition underscores the tireless efforts of our organization and community in combating
domestic violence and providing support to those in need. The success of our Capital
Campaign speaks to the unwavering dedication of our supporters and the resilience of our

The Building Hope, Reclaiming Lives campaign represents a pivotal step forward in the YWCA
Wheeling’s mission to create a safer and more supportive environment for survivors of
domestic violence. Through extensive renovations and upgrades to its facilities, the YWCA
Wheeling aims to enhance its capacity to provide comprehensive services and resources to
individuals and families affected by domestic abuse.

Individuals and businesses have had the opportunity to collect room naming rights during the
Capital Campaign. With a donation of $5,000 over two years, anyone can attach their name
and be a lasting legacy with the YWCA Wheeling.

In accepting this esteemed accolade, the YWCA Wheeling reaffirms its commitment to
advocating for survivors, raising awareness, and fostering a culture of empowerment and
support within the community. The Purple Ribbon Award serves as a testament to the
collective efforts and dedication of all those involved in the fight against domestic violence.
For more information about the YWCA Wheeling and the Capital Campaign, please visit