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To access YWCA’s available programs and services during the COVID-19 pandemic visit our regularly updated services page or contact us through our 24hr helpline services by calling 509-326-2255, emailing help@ywcaspokane.org, or texting 509-220-3725. Thank you.


our services

Shelter

Shelter

To access our shelter for victims of intimate partner violence call 509-326-2255. If your housing has been or is being impacted by intimate partner domestic violence, you can call or text our Housing Advocacy Resource Line at 509-998-5959.

Legal

Legal

Intimate partner domestic violence protection order assistance or legal advocacy support please call 509-477-3656 option #1. If you would like to speak to an attorney please email ywcalegal@ywcaspokane.org or call 509-570-4338.

Therapy

Mental Health

Telehealth options are available for clients currently working with a member of our therapy team. Direct questions to 509-789-9273. If you’re having a mental health emergency, please call the regional crisis line at 1-877-266-1818.

24Hr Helpline

24-hr Helpline

Our 24hr confidential, domestic violence helpline services remain available for you to access at any time. If it is safe for you to do so, please call 509-326-2255, email help@ywcaspokane.org, or text 509-220-3725. Thank you!

Children

Child & Youth

For those accessing our ECEAP pre-school services, please talk with your Family Service Coordinator about how to support your family during COVID-19. Youth and teens, consider visiting our new Facebook group called Teen Matters @ywcaspokane.

Job Readiness

Job Readiness

For those engaged in our job readiness services, mobility mentoring is available at 509-789-9281, case management is available at 509-789-9299. Questions about LifeSkills class can be directed to 509-789-9287.

Program Impact

11,886


Women receive support and advocacy to rebuild their lives after experiencing domestic violence.

Domestic Violence Services

3,051


Children and mothers develop new tools needed for success in life including job and school readiness.

Education & Job Training

2,534


Children and youth receive outreach and counseling to help cope with trauma and develop health relationship skills.

Children's Services

It Takes Courage

I didn’t recognize all the signs. They started so small and built up slowly over time. It wasn’t all bad. A lot of it was really wonderful. The violent episodes were sometimes years apart. That is what made it so hard, so confusing.

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Upcoming events

Featured Event

Stand Against Racism 2021 Apr 22

Join YWCA Spokane for our annual Stand Against Racism courageous conversation, held virtually Thursday, April 22nd.

Stand Against Racism 2021

Upcoming Events

Apr
22
Thu
Stand Against Racism 2021 @ Virtual Event
Apr 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

YWCA Is On A Mission To Stand Against Racism

We take a Stand Against Racism every day by raising awareness about the impact of institutional and structural racism and by building community among those who work for racial justice.

This April, 40+ YWCA agencies across the nation will host public events that engage in open and honest dialogue, with over 250,000 people, that confront stereotypes and bias as a community. The goal of these annual events is to unite our community in a bold demonstration that delivers a clear message: we are on a mission to eliminate racism.

Each courageous conversation provides an opportunity to broaden perspectives, learn new tools, and connect with a diverse community of citizens passionate about eliminating racism in our community.


#standagainstracism

Stand Against Racism 2021: Addressing Racism As A Public Health Crisis

This year, YWCA Spokane’s courageous conversation will align with YWCA USA’s national theme – From Declarations to Change: Addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis.

  • What: YWCA Spokane’s Annual Stand Against Racism
  • When: Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 | 5:30pm – 7:00pm
    • 5:30pm – 6:00pm Celebrate Local Artists
    • 6:00pm – 7:00pm Panel Discussion
  • Where: Virtual event, link to access will be provided the day before the event.
  • Cost: Free and open to the public (registration required)
  • Questions: SAR@ywcaspokane.org | 509.789.9304
  • Share: #standagainstracism

The event will begin at 5:30pm with performance by local artists of color before moving into the panel discussion. The evening will be co-hosted by Dr. Shari Clarke (Vice President for Diversity and Senior Diversity Officer for EWU) and Nicole Jenkins-Rosenkrantz (Director of Community Relations & Partnerships for School District 81 and Co-Chair of YWCA Spokane’s Racial and Social Justice Committee).

Malisea (Lisa) Gardner (Communications Director for Spokane City Council) will moderate the discussion with our panelists Lydia Guy-Ortiz (Health Equity & HIV Community Services Manager for the Department of Health) and Dr. Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong (Assistant Professor at WSU College of Nursing).

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Food and Drink Opportunity

Support local businesses before the event by ordering food from Fresh Soul and a specialty drink from nYne Bar & Bistro.

Fresh Soul Stand Against Racism Specials

Fresh Soul is a restaurant on a mission to empower youth. Pre-order some comfort food to enjoy during the event! Please place your pre-order by Tuesday evening on 4/20 by calling Fresh Soul at 509-242-3377.

  • Rib Meal: 3 Ribs, Potato Salad & Cornbread – $14.85
  • Chicken Meal: 2 piece Chicken, Potato Salad & Cornbread – $11.00


nYne Specialty Drinks

nYne Bar & Bistro has crafted four specialty drinks for our event, which can be made with or without alcohol. Drinks can be ordered in-house, single order to-go, or as a drink kit to-go.


Stand Against Racism Swag

Show your support for Stand Against Racism with some swag!

ORDER TODAY!

Please note that embroidered items  take longer to produce and may delay your shipping order.


Register To Join Us


Submit Your Questions

The question submission form for the event is now closed.

You will be able to submit questions during the virtual event via the Zoom Q&A feature.


Learn With Us

Leading up to the event we will be sharing educational content around racism as a public health crisis on our blog and Facebook page. If you’d like to be part of a deeper conversation, consider joining our YWCA Spokane’s Racial and Social Justice Facebook Group!


Thank You To Our Committee Members

Members of our dedicated Stand Against Racism Event Committee have spent countless hours to ensure the success of this year’s event. We appreciate your commitment to YWCA Spokane’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women!

Thank you to the entire Racial and Social Justice Committee for educating, advocating, and promoting racial justice in our community!

Co-Chairs: Anna Franklin and Nicole Jenkins-Rosenkrantz
Committee Members: Annie Murphey, Briana Berner, Brit Wilson, Carmen Pacheco Jones, Christina Kamkosi, Dr. Claudine Richardson, Dana Morris Lee, Dawn Hart, Dr. Deborah (Deb) Svoboda, Dora Williams, Emily Morgan, Emily Stohr, Erica Schreiber, Jeanette Hauck, Jemma Riedel, Jennifer Martin, Julie Schaffer, Justyce Cogswell, Kate Sowers, Kate Telis, Kiana McKenna, Laura McAloon, Laura Vickers, Liz Backstrom, Lynn Luu, Mia Morton, Rachel Dannen, Dr. Shari Clarke, Taryn Joshua, Taylor de Vore, Terran Echegoyen, Terri Echegoyen, Tiffany Yamase, Tracie Meidl, Tynan Black


Thank You To Our Sponsors

This event would not be possible without the support of our valued sponsors.


Amplify Your Impact

  • Consider joining our recurring community of monthly donors in support of YWCA’s mission and work. Donate Today.
  • Learn more about Stand Against Racism and other ways to join YWCA Spokane’s racial and social justice work.  Learn More.

Support This Work

May
17
Mon
DV 101 Training: Recognize. Respond. Refer. @ Virtual Event
May 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Recognize. Respond. Refer.

Domestic Violence 101 Training

Join YWCA Spokane for this important free, virtual training on May 17th.  Learn more about intimate partner domestic violence, how to help a friend, and about YWCA’s free and confidential services.

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This Training Will Include:
  • What is Intimate Partner Violence?
  • Myths about Intimate Partner Violence.
  • Who is affected by Intimate Partner Violence?
  • What are potential indicators Partner Violence?
  • How to help someone.
  • YWCA Spokane’s free & confidential services.
  • Who are YWCA advocates and what are their roles?

Register Today!

Registration closes 5/16 at 5pm


Questions

Contact Jemma Riedel, YWCA Spokane Education and Outreach Advocate, at education@ywcaspokane.org or call 509-789-9304 for more information about available intimate partner domestic violence related trainings.

May
20
Thu
DV 101 Training: Recognize. Respond. Refer. @ Virtual Event
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Recognize. Respond. Refer.

Domestic Violence 101 Training

Join YWCA Spokane for this important free, virtual training on May 20th.  Learn more about intimate partner domestic violence, how to help a friend, and about YWCA’s free and confidential services.

VIEW FLYER

This Training Will Include:
  • What is Intimate Partner Violence?
  • Myths about Intimate Partner Violence.
  • Who is affected by Intimate Partner Violence?
  • What are potential indicators Partner Violence?
  • How to help someone.
  • YWCA Spokane’s free & confidential services.
  • Who are YWCA advocates and what are their roles?

Register Today!

Registration closes 5/19 at 5pm


Questions

Contact Jemma Riedel, YWCA Spokane Education and Outreach Advocate, at education@ywcaspokane.org or call 509-789-9304 for more information about available intimate partner domestic violence related trainings.