YWCA of North Orange County

Fullerton, CA   |  www.ywcanoc.org

Mission

YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.  We accomplish our mission by identifying, connecting, and addressing the changing needs of  generations of women Through strategic partnerships, we equip individuals to achieve and maintain social, physical, financial, intellectual, and spiritual well- being.

Ruling year info

1949

Principal Officer

Mrs. Diane Masseth-Jones

Main address

215 E Commonwealth Avenue #D, E & F

Fullerton, CA 92832 USA

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EIN

95-1687482

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Community Health Systems (E21)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Neighborhood Early Breast Cancer Screening for Medicallyl Unserserved, Multicultural Women

The YWCA has the largest neighborhood, multicultural early breast cancer screening program in Orange County. Since 1995, over 100,000 medically underserved, low income women, 40 years or older, have received free or low cost early detection breast cancer screening including mammograms, clinical breast exams, and breast self awareness education. This program makes quality breast cancer screening and breast self awareness available to women in their own neighborhoods and in a manner consistent with their cultural beliefs. Screenings and workshops are held in local churches, temples, senior centers, and other community sites. Educational events include health fairs, cultural festivals, and women’s groups. Our neighborhood screenings overcome barriers such as linguistic isolation, lack of transportation, lack of childcare and fear of large clinical settings. We serve many of the county’s hardest to reach women with access to quality breast care. 

Population(s) Served

Youth Employment Services (YES) program is designed to foster pride, dignity and self-worth with at-risk youth, 14-22 years, by navigating youth to employment, providing pre-employment preparation,  career opportunities, resume building, interview skills, computer on-line employment searches, volunteer opportunities, job placement, financial management and computer literacy skills. We also provide high school presentations and workshops on employment prepardness, resume building, interview skills, career opportunities, and financial management. The technology gap is also addressed as many of our clients use technology not to advance their career but for entertainment purposes. Real life applications such as downloading resumes, on-line job application, and job seeking research is taught one-on-one. Our computer lab helps youth access e-mail as many youth do not have e-mail addresses and access to e-mail correspondance from employers. They also use our technology lab for homework.

Population(s) Served

The Prom Project is designed to promote self-esteem, and self-confidence in high school senior girls from low income families to attend their prom or winter formal with dignity and pride. This is a day where professional hair stylists, make up artists and personal shoppers help make 180 high school girls' dreams come true. Over 25 high schools paraticipate. Counselors and/or activity directors refer girls who qualify throughout North Orange County to participate in the program. In addtion  girls from the National Charity League, College Sororities, and the community-at-large donate dresses, shoes and accessories, creating a network of caring individuals focused on that special expreience that for many, lasts a lifetime. 

Population(s) Served

YWSafe Self Defense Workshop is designed for girls and women who use public transportation for work or school. The YWSafe Self Defense Program focuses on the following skills: 1) Learning to be aware about your surroundings; 2) Recognizing potential dangerous situations; 3) Avoiding Potential Dangerous Situations; and 4) Learning Self-Confidence and Defense skills. The workshop is taught by certified Rape, Agression and Defense Instructors. 

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Awards

Affiliations & memberships

Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization (i.e. Girl Scouts of the USA, American Red Cross, etc.) - Affiliate/chapter 1948

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Our organizational goal is to impact our mission: "To eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. We will accomplish our mission through four critical core areas: Women's Health, helping medically underserved women access the medical care system in maintaining their breast health; Economic and Personal Empowerment through our Youth Employment Services helping at-risk, low-income, multiracial youth navigate to employment and increasing the self-esteem of both girls and wives of enlisted Marines by providing them with formals to attend their formal events in pride and self-confidence; Education by providing scholarships to re-entry women attending Fullerton College or California State University, Fullerton to acheive their academic goals and move toward a higher quality of life, and, Social Justice through advocacy and civic engagement.

Provide outreach programs that have mision impact: Neighborhood Link To Breast Cancer Screening and Prevention provides mammograms, clinical breast exams and navigation to care in 56 neighborhoods with 120 clinics per year. Our Youth Employment Services provides resumes, interview skills, dress for success resources, one-on-one navigation to applying on line and in person , as well as career opportunities with the NOC Regional Occupational Program, local colleges and job corps. We added YWSafe Self Defense Workshops for high school girls who use public transporatation for work or school to avoid sexual harrassment, sexual assult and battery. Personal empowerment programs include providing new or gently used formals for at-risk, low income high school girls and wives of enlisted Marines from the First Batallion, Camp Pendleton to attend formal events with dignity and pride. Social Justice includes advocating for continuance of the violence against women's act, fair paycheck act, immigration reforms, and maintaining social programs that provide safety nets for the poor.

The YWCA of North Orange County has a staff of seven multicultural women who provide culturally sensitive neighborhood outreach in 7 languages. We link with over 56 community sites that hosts our screenings and work with 3-qualified physicians, Dr. Chi Phan, Dr. Kae Ja Pai, Dr. Raheim Karjoo and with nurse practionners from the North Orange County Regional Foundations, as well as two mobile mammography vendors: Alinea Medical Imaging and Inner Images. The County of Orange, Cancer Detection Partnership: Every Woman Counts provides funding for mammograms, clinical breast exams and should a medically underserved women need follow up care, the Every Woman Counts programs covers treatment. We have over 110 volunteers in the community that help us with this program from as far south as San Juan Capistrano to as far north as La Habra. In the east the city of Stanton to as far west as Mission Viejo.

Our Youth Employment Services program is located in the City of Anaheim's Downtown Community Center. Here our staff coordinates with California State University Fullerton, Long Beach and the University of Phoenix, college interns who spend over 140 hours per intern in volunteering for the program. We receive in-kind donations to cover rent and utilities and corporate grants help us with direct costs.

Our Prom Project draws donations from high school girls, college sororities, and the National Charity League. Over 500-800 formals are donated per year and recycled. We host a Prom Project, again maintained by volunteers active in the community, corporate in-kind donations from hair salons, professional makeup artists, and from the fashion district in LA.

Our scholarship program is maintained by three endowments and managed by the CEO/ED. A volunteer committee is appointed to reveiw the applications and make decisions about disbursing the grant awards. We have a strong relationshilp with the Fullerton College Foundation and the WoMen's Re-entry Program at California State University, Fullerton.

Our advocacy program is volunteer driven and overseen by two members of our Board of Directors. We recently set up a civic engagement group at Fullerton College, engaging young women in public discourse about key, critical core areas.

We are only two weeks into our fiscal year begining July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016. To date we are on target with our Neighborhood Link and Youth Employment Services Program measuring two months.

Financials

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YWCA of North Orange County

Board of directors
as of 9/28/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Amee Laxpati

Alinea Medical Imaging Inc.

Term: July 2018 - June 2019


Board co-chair

Mrs. Noel Burch

Credit Union of Southern California

Term: July 2018 - June 2019

Teresa Ramos

Retired. Panasonic

Linda Holman

Enlightened Growth Center

Diane Masseth-Jones

YWCA of North Orange County

Iris Cortes

California State University Fullerton

Rosa Perez-Wozab

Eastside Christian High School

David Hoeltzer

Celerity Systems Inc.

Lisa Wozab

American Window Coverings Inc.

Clair Takeda

Ivey Crest Montessori

Noel Burch

Southern California Credit Union

Amee Laxpati

Alinea Medical Imaging, Inc.

Tina Sung

Community Volunteer

Ashley Sung

Student Representative

Katie Gonzales

St. Jude Medical Center

Don Thurmond

Davis Barber

Video Services

Cynthia Aguirre

La Habra School Board Member

Genna Ramos Silletta

Satellite Management

Roslina Camacho

WoMan and Reentry Center, California State University Fullerton

Rosamaria Gomez-Amaro

Retired

Judy Karsting

Panasonic

Teresa Rodriguez

City of Anaheim

Sheila Marwaha

Community Volunteer

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No