YWCA Partnership

Samantha Thiry, F&M's on Campus Advocate from the YWCA Lancaster

On Campus Advocate at a Glance

Who: Samantha Thiry, LSW, is a Sexual Assault Counselor and Educator from the YWCA Lancaster.

What: Confidential and free individual sessions to any student who experienced or is experiencing any form of sexual violence (currently offering in person and virtual sessions)

Survivor Gatherings: A space for survivors of sexual violence to come together and heal. Open to all Students

When: On campus every Wednesday between 2-6pm, located in the Student Wellness Center Offices

How: To complete an intake or for additional questions about individual sessions or the range of YWCA Lancaster's free services reach out directly to Sam Thiry sthiry@ywcalancaster.org*

About the Initiative

In collaboration with Counseling Services, F&M Title IX, and Student Wellness Education and Violence Prevention, a new partnership between the YWCA Lancaster and F&M has been formed. Through this partnership the YWCA Lancaster will be a completely confidential resource for students. Samantha Thiry our on campus advocate is a licensed clinical social worker, and works as a therapist and educator at YWCA Lancaster Sexual Assault and Counseling Center and has specialized expertise working with victims of sexual violence and providing education to campus communities.  Through this partnership, the On Campus Advocate provides our community with:

  • Individual and Confidential Sessions with students who have experienced sexual violence. Reach out to sthiry@ywcalancaster.org to access more information. 
  • Survivor Gatherings: A space for survivors of sexual violence to come together and heal. 
  • On Campus Trainings and Events for Staff, Faculty and Students directed at eliminating violence and increasing awareness around resources. Reach out to kathryn.wanner@fandm.edu with any questions around campus programming or requests for trainings. 

*If you require urgent assistance you can access YWCA Lancaster’s 24 hour hotline at (717) 392-7273 or call 911 or campus safety*