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Tiny Boots

YWCA Elgin is now a proud provider of Tiny Boots, free childcare for Veteran!

The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs has partnered with the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and the Federal VA to provide quality, childcare at No Cost while you attend your scheduled medical or counseling appointments; or job interview. And you can set this up in 3 Easy Steps.

  1. Go to https://ywcachicago.org/tinybootsveterans/ and fill out the Tiny Boots Program Application. To be eligible:
    • Must be an Illinois Veteran
    • Have a verifiable medical appointment or job interview
    • Notify the YWCA of appointments at least 1 week in advance
  2. Complete the Tiny Boots Application which includes:
    • Application
    • Emergency Contact Form
    • Medical Form
    • Photo Release
  3. Return completed forms including verification of appointment/job interview to wecareforourvets@ywcachicago.org

The YWCA Metro Chicago, Veterans’ Specialist will contact the provider and schedule childcare for the date and time of your appointment. You and your provider will receive an email confirmation with detailed childcare arrangements.

Questions? Call 630-580-3199 or email wecareforourvets@ywcachicago.org

 

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At YWCA, we are unwavering in our demand for justice and in our commitment to creating a world in which all women, girls, and people of color can thrive. This is why we are devastated by the ongoing violence against Asian Americans that has ravaged our country during such a trying time, and we send our condolences to the lives lost in Georgia last week. Additionally, the mass shooting in Colorado reminded us of the horrors of hate that often feeds into gun violence. Two times in one week, our nation was ravaged by mass shootings, which make it clear that the tragic incidents of gun violence and hateful domestic terrorism have plagued our country for far too long.
These events have invigorated YWCA’s commitment to addressing structural inequality and racism across all communities of color, deepening our work to advocate for equity and justice. All Americans, especially people of color, should feel safe in spas, grocery stores, schools, churches, and in their own communities. We have and will continue to do this work; demanding a safe world of equity and human decency until injustice is rooted out until institutions are transformed, and until justice just is.