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Position Available

Full-Time Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Services Volunteer Coordinator

Need space for a birthday party, shower, or meeting?

Consider renting space at YWCA Carlisle! Gym, kitchen and other community rooms available at reasonable rates.

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Paint Nite Fundraiser

Bring some friends and paint your own masterpiece! Wine and hors doeuvre provided.


Abundant Body Yoga

Wednesdays, September 10 - October 29 - 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Yoga designed to celebrate all shapes and sizes.

Chair Yoga - Daytime

Wednesdays, September 10 - October 29 - 10-11 a.m.
This class is for people who have difficulty getting up and down from the floor.

Qi Yoga for Health - Evenings

Tuesdays, September 9 - October 28 - 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Easy-to-follow yoga poses, relaxation exercises, and meditation practices. Recommended for people with chronic illness.


YWCA Carlisle Names New Executive Director

Robin Scaer has been appointed the new executive director of YWCA Carlisle. She replaces Barbara Kohutiak, who will retire in mid-October after nearly 30 years with the agency.

The board of directors Wednesday announced the appointment of Scaer, who was described in a press release as a “dynamic, seasoned professional with many years of experience in the marketing and public relations fields.”

Scaer will start in late September, overlapping with the current leadership for three weeks before Oct. 17 when Kohutiak officially retires during the agency’s 95th annual meeting.

Scaer comes to the YWCA from the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau where she worked as director of marketing. Prior to that, she was director of marketing for the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra.

She has also served on several nonprofit boards including YWCA Greater Harrisburg, Theatre Harrisburg and the Women’s Fund, an initiative of the Foundation for Enhancing Communities. A member of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg, Scaer holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and communication from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

During her tenure at YWCA Carlisle, Kohutiak oversaw the 1991 move into the present location on G Street along with two modest building expansions. She also supervised the development of such new programs and services as Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Services of Cumberland County.

Kohutiak had worked as the executive director for YWCA Carlisle for almost 25 years.

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