Highlight TV Show Features YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program and Girls Night Out (In)


Highlights is a 30 minute weekly TV show featuring organizations, events, grass-roots efforts and people who move our state and community forward in a positive way.

The show is a collaboration with Kanawha County Schools, Suddenlink Communications and Jim Strawn & Company.

The show airs daily at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Suddenlink’s channel 17.

The show airing July 27, 2020 – August 9, 2020 highlights the YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program and their upcoming fundraiser, the 22nd Annual Girls Night Out.

This year the event has gone virtual and will be Girls Night In from August 9th – 15th.

We interviewed Mel Hammack, Coordinator of YWCA Hope House and Debra James, GNO Committee member.


Mel discussed the importance of the Resolve Family Abuse Program. The program offers a 24/7 shelter, a crisis hotline and emergency intervention for victims of domestic violence. They provide services for the entire family in Kanawha, Clay and Boone counties, YWCA Resolve also offers case management, court advocacy, counseling, support groups, safety planning, monitored parent-child visitation/exchange, programs for children, and teen dating safety. Licensed by the West Virginia Family Protection Services Board, their mission is to eliminate domestic violence through leadership, education, empowerment and community collaboration.

The number to call for a confidential conversation is 304-340-3549.

To help fund the mission of the Family Resolve Program, the YWCA holds their biggest event of the year, this year it is Girls Night In.

Debra discussed the changes to this years event.

The world is looking a little different these days, and they realized quickly that this year’s GNO event would have to follow suit to ensure the safety of our community. While COVID-19 has forced them to make the difficult decision of cancelling an in-person event this year, they are still determined to unite with you virtually in celebrating Our Power, Our Passion, and Our Purpose in raising awareness and funds to help victims of domestic violence.


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Click here to learn more. Raffle prizes, the great gift bag, the sponsors, the presentations etc…

Special thanks to lead sponsors J. Dickinson Family Foundation and Mister Bee Potato Chips.

Also thank you to Farmer, Cline & Campbell for sponsoring the gift bag.

Call 304-720-0541 to learn more.


If you would like to learn more about the Highlights TV Show, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-541-4756.



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