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Sandy Williams has joined the staff of the YWCA Evanston/North Shore as domestic violence residential and community services director. In this newly created position, she will oversee YWCA’s emergency domestic violence shelter, as well as services for women in the community who have not left their abusers. She also will be involved in launching a new program for survivors that will provide longer-term housing and support.

“I am excited to build on the great work that has been done at YWCA Evanston/North Shore,” said Ms. Williams, a marriage and family therapist with a master’s degree in public administration. “I want to look at new opportunities, strengthen community resources, address the effects of trauma on individuals, and deepen our impact.”

Said YWCA Evanston/North Shore CEO Karen Singer, “Sandy has a wealth of experience working with families, the homeless and other vulnerable populations, so we’re thrilled that she’s joining us as we expand our programs and services to meet the needs of women and children who experience domestic violence.”