The V Word

Advocating to end sexual and domestic violence


April 2017

The V Word: National Coalition of 100 Black Women

Delta Bowers and Quanda Baker from National Coalition of Black Women talk about how their volunteer driven organization supports survivors of domestic violence and how they educate communities.

National Coalition of 100 Black Women


THE V Word – RHART Program

YWCAA&OTeamToday Rachael Kaufman and Ryan Morris of the YWCA of Richmond return to talk about the RHART program.






Hospital Accompaniment (R-HART)

The Regional Hospital Accompaniment & Response Team, or R-HART, is an entirely volunteer-based collaborative of advocates who provide support to individuals in the emergency room who have just experienced sexual and intimate partner violence.

The R-HART team of volunteers are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, all year. This team is a collaborative of volunteers from the YWCA Richmond, Safe Harbor and Hanover Safe Place, and serves survivors of all races, sexes, religions, nationalities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds. In addition to providing emotional support, R-HART volunteers connect survivors with community resources and follow-up services.

For more information about the R-HART program, contact Ellie Minasian, R-HART Coordinator.

YWCA of Richmond


The V Word: Title IX – YWCA of Richmond

Rachel Kaufman and Ryan Morris of the YWCA of Richmond join Carol to talk about Title IX updates and what is happening under the current administration.

The V Word: Prevention Programs – YWCA of Richmond

Today Ryan Morris and Rachel Kaufman stop by the studio to talk about prevention education for teens and the importance of starting this conversation early.

The V Word: Womanjich Dialyseiz

On today’s show, members of the group – Womanjich Dialyseiz joins Carol to talk about their work to support survivors of sexual violence.  They play together this Saturday to support local nonprofit – the Greater Richmond SCAN.

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