Department of Justice changes definition of domestic violence

Mar 13, 2019
National Domestic Violence Hotline

“The term domestic violence includes felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim.”

That is Heidi Bott. She is a psychotherapist specializing in domestic, gender based and sexual violence at the YWCA of West Central Michigan. 

Unlike the definition the Obama Administration implemented, this one applies only to individuals who can prove to have experienced physical violence that led to a criminal charge – but Bott says its not always that simple. 


Mar 9, 2017

Guests from the YWCA stop in to talk about an upcoming fundraiser and a change in management.  We talk to Carla Blinkhorn and Charisse Mitchell.

For a Better Us

Feb 24, 2017
YMCA logo

For A Better Us, sharing the latest in Health news from those with the Y. We speak to Doug Domine, Bev Thiel and Donna Messina about the Family Hope Program, Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

YWCA West Central Michigan

The 33rd annual Women Lawyers vs. Judges Charity softball games at Fifth-Third Ballpark benefits the YWCA. CEO Carla Blinkhorn and Kris Vanden Berg, Attorney, join us to discuss.

YWCA Tribute Awards

Nov 12, 2015

YWCA West Central Michigan presents their Tribute Awards, an event they’ve been holding annually  since 1977. We talk to Carla Blinkhorn, CEO of the YWCA this morning.