Our speaker today was Kellie Goodwin McBride, Executive Director of the Helena YWCA.  Kellie reviewed the Y’s history and mission of empowering women who are transitioning to permanent and stable housing by providing training and program opportunities to break the cycles of poverty and racism.  Educational growth, help with obtaining employment, learning financial budgeting skills and initiating self-care activities are examples of some of the techniques used to help the women in the “Y’s” programs.  For more information, see the “Y’s” website: http://www.ywcahelena.org/ The YWCA will be our club's partner at Trivia night on Thursday evening, January 19, 2017 - 6:00 PM at the Staggering Ox Restaurant.