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Urban Walls invites Ananda to paint the New Safe House of Annapolis e Anne Arundel of YWCA, USA.

The YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women's organization both locally and throughout the world. Their mission is to build an environment where women and girls thrive. Their organization is affiliated with the YWCA USA and dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

The World Young Women’s Christian Association (World YWCA) is a global movement working for women’s empowerment, leadership and rights in more than 120 countries and 20’000 local communities. Empowering women and girls is our way to change the world. Our members and supporters include women from many different faiths, ages, backgrounds, beliefs and cultures.

For the past  160 years, the YWCA has provided Safe Spaces to women and girls in the heart of local communities. Through YWCAs in more than 70 countries, the World YWCA is striving to provide safe, inclusive, non-judgmental and confidential spaces for  women and girls to discuss issues such as Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), HIV, and cases of violence.

The YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County strives to break the cycle of abuse by providing a safe, healing environment and life-changing support services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The new residence will double the capacity of the existing shelter and allow for thirty-two (32) clients to reside onsite with 24-hour staff coverage. Included in the residence is a 24-hour hotline, case management resources, eight (8) residential suites for individuals and families, playroom/playground, psychological consult space, community spaces, and reflection garden. In addition, the YWCA is renovating an existing home on the campus to be utilized as an education space/classroom and wellness studio. Construction started in October 2017 and the new facility is scheduled to open in February 2019.

Urban Walls invited Ananda to paint the New Safe House of Annapolis e Anne Arundel. She was responsible to paint the nursery room of the House, where Kids will be playing along the day. 

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