COVID-19 Update

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Updated 3.25.2020, 4:00 p.m.

For the last several weeks, YWCA Bethlehem has been monitoring the rapidly changing conditions of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. As information about the coronavirus has evolved, YWCA Bethlehem has been thoughtful in making decisions to minimize the risk of exposure to our clients, volunteers, staff, and community.

YWCA Bethlehem program staff is evaluating next steps for each program. Up-to-date information on any impacted programs and events will be posted at this page as it becomes available.

We appreciate your patience and understanding given fluid nature of COVID-19 developments. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Mahboobeh Shekari, Director of Administration of YWCA Bethlehem.Thank you all for your ongoing support and dedication to our mission.

Program Updates:

Adult Day Services Center

The ADSC closed on Tuesday, March 17 and will remain closed through April 6th as per directives from Governor Wolf. We will continue to consult with local and state agencies to evaluate when the Center can safely reopen. 

Women & Teens of the Year Awards Ceremony

YWCA Bethlehem has made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s 45th Annual Women & Teens Awards Ceremony. The event is tentatively rescheduled for August 13, 2020 at the event center at blue. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled event and would like to request a refund, please contact Diane Groller by emailing adminassist@ywcabethlehem.org or calling 610.867.4669, ext. 101. Additional information will be provided as we get closer to the event. We look forward to seeing you when we celebrate the accomplishments of women and teens in August.

Pop-Up Prom Shop

The YWCA will not accept dress donations until further notice.

Great Decisions

The final two lectures scheduled for March 18 and 25 have been cancelled. Thank you to all who attended the 2020 series.

TechGYRLS

TechGYRLS is suspended through April 6 during the closure of the Bethlehem Area School District. The program may continue to be impacted after BASD reopens if our college-age instructors are unable to return to their respective campuses. We will update information here as it becomes available.

LPGA-USGA Girls Golf

YWCA Bethlehem is delaying the start of our 2020 Girls Golf season until mid-June in anticipation of continuing public health concerns throughout the spring.  Clinics are scheduled tentatively to begin the week of June 13. The tentative schedule is posted on the Girls Golf page, and on-line registration will be available by April 1st. Returning Girls Golf families will receive an email reminder when registration opens.

YES! Empowerment Series

The April 15th workshop will be going virtual! QueenSuite Coaching will be hosting the Personal Branding session via Zoom. We welcome new participants to join us. The registration page will be update by April 1 for new attendees.

Stand Against Racism

The April 21 screening of Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools at ArtsQuest has been cancelled. YWCA Bethlehem’s racial justice work will continue through social media advocacy around the 2020 census and voter registration.