Crisis Hotline (716) 433-6716
Board of Directors and Advisory Council

2021 YWCA of the Niagara Frontier Board of Directors

Co-Presidents

Val Cronin
Dianne Cross

Jackie Davis

Patricia Barry

Secretary

Christine Weeks

Treasurer

Joan Aul

Board of Directors

  • Kristin Grandinetti
  • Julie LaForest
  • Gay Molnar
  • Jeniifer Murphy
  • Mary K Nassoiy
  • Kellie Nickerson
  • Karen Root
  • Jessica Sadler
  • Barbara Strzyz
  • Martha Troia
  • Frances Waldriff
  • Whitney Walker
  • Christine Weeks
  • Mercedes Wilson
  • Patricia White
  • Deborah Workman

Emeritus

  • Catherine Braniecki
  • Mary Knotts
  • Nancy McGlen, Ph.D.
  • Mary Murphy

Young Women’s Advisory Council

The YWCA of the Niagara Frontier’s Young Women’s Advisory Council is be made up of young, dynamic women in their 40s and under dedicated to volunteering their time, talents, and energy to raise the profile of the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. Members have the unique opportunity to serve as advocates for YWCA’s important work to empower women and girls, raise funds for critical projects and advance their personal, professional, and leadership goals. Members will also work towards the growth of this group and the sharing of new ideas and perspectives with the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier regular board and staff. An important goal of this council is to foster the community perspective and input of young women through volunteering.

2020 YWCA of the Niagara Frontier Young Women’s Advisory Council

  • Nicole Dunlap
  • Rebecca Coleman
  • Christine Savoia
  • Amanda Souliske
  • Whitney Walker
  • Deborah Workman, Liason YWCA BOD and Advisory Council
  • Sarah Wright
If you are interested in applying, please complete the Application Packet and return it, along with your updated resume, to:
Click here to download the Application Packet

YWCA Niagara Frontier
32 Cottage Street
Lockport, NY 14094
Attn: Jean Mullett-Hosey

If you have any questions, please contact Jean at (716) 433-6714, ext. 226.

YWCA Tremont Street Project
Building Empowerment, Brick by Brick

Honor a loved one, give tribute to a special person, or see your own family name engraved on a brick that shows your support for the women of the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier.

The YWCA of the Niagara Frontier will soon open the doors of yet another innovative project that will enhance the lives of women and the community of North Tonawanda. As a result of the 2015 merger of the YWCA of Niagara and the YWCA of the Tonawanda’s, the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier has strengthened its portfolio, increasing its effectiveness within the broader geographical footprint.

The YWCA Tremont Street Project will be a 12-apartment permanent housing complex with a social enterprise component to help women avoid homelessness and escape family violence. It will be the YWCA’s first supportive housing enterprise for single women.

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Services available to the residents and also to area low-income women are case management, trauma-informed individual and group counseling, safety planning, court accompaniment, life and/or job skill training with on-site employment opportunities, financial literacy advocacy, responsible tenant, and homeownership counsel, and client-specific information and referrals.

The ground floor building will feature a café/coffee shop. YWCA’s commercial enterprise will also provide residents with on-site workforce training and employment opportunities. The café will feature seasonal-appropriate outside seating

Buy a brick and leave a lasting legacy while helping the YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism and empower women.

Your engraved, personalized brick(s) will be laid in the courtyard and front patio of the YWCA Tremont Street Project. The number of bricks for the courtyard and front patio is limited, so purchase your brick soon.

This Building Empowerment, Brick by Brick campaign is an opportunity to make the dream of the YWCA Tremont Street Project a reality. Our goal is to raise $30,000 to direct towards furnishings for the apartments. Make history, benefit women, help us complete our vision.

Please contact CEO, Kathleen Granchelli, for more information about sponsorship opportunities at Granchelli@ywcanf.org or 716 433 6714 ext. 212.


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