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

Domestic Violence Services


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

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

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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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We believe in a community where all women and children have a safe place to live. A place where women have the opportunity to earn a livable wage and families can live free from violence, in peace, and with dignity.

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Upcoming events

Featured Event

DV 101 Training: Recognize. Respond. Refer. Sep 21

Join YWCA Spokane for this important free, virtual training on September 21st.  Learn more about intimate partner domestic violence, how to help a friend, and about YWCA Spokane’s free and confidential services.

DV 101 Training: Recognize. Respond. Refer.

Upcoming Events

2023 Racial Justice Challenge @ Virtual Event
Sep 18 – Sep 29 all-day

What To Expect

A new challenge will be shared via email Monday – Friday each week. As each day is released, the content will be made available at ywcaspokane/challenge.

The Racial Justice Challenge was designed to help community members dedicate time and space within their schedules to build more effective social justice habits, particularly around issues dealing with race, power, privilege, and leadership.

Each challenge includes daily prompts suggesting to take a few moments to dive into an article, podcast, or reflect on a personal experience.

This is an opportunity to further our learning into racial equity and social justice. The Challenge provides not only critical information and historical context to better understand systemic racism; we hope it proves to be a catalyst for ongoing application in racial and social justice efforts that help to create a fair, just, and equitable community.

Sign Up To Take The Racial Justice Challenge

The Racial Justice Challenge is accessible to anyone interested in learning more about racial equity and social justice and examining these issues in our own communities.

Consider inviting your friends, family, and co-workers to join you in powerful and courageous dialog and action by moving through the challenge topics together as a learning community.

DV 101 Training: Recognize. Respond. Refer. @ Virtual Event
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Recognize. Respond. Refer.

Domestic Violence 101 Training

Join YWCA Spokane for this important free, virtual training on September 21st. Learn more about intimate partner domestic violence, how to help a friend, and about YWCA Spokane’s free and confidential services. Auto-generated English closed captions will be provided.


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

Visit ywcaspokane.org/training/ for more training dates and times.


Contact Jemma Riedel-Johnson, YWCA Spokane Community Engagement Coordinator, at education@ywcaspokane.org or call 509-385-6623 for more information about available intimate partner domestic violence related trainings.

Breaking the Cycle: A Better Man @ Magic Lantern Theatre
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Breaking the Cycle: A Better Man is a thought-provoking documentary screening and social justice event focused on raising awareness about domestic violence and promoting positive change. This event aims to shed light on the issue of domestic violence and inspire conversations about accountability, healing, and the importance of breaking the cycle of violence.

Join us for Breaking the Cycle: A Better Man and be a part of the movement to create a safer and more compassionate community.

  • What: A documentary screening of A Better Man
    • View the trailer here!
  • When: Thursday, October 5, 2023 | 6pm – 8pm
  • Where: Magic Lantern Theatre, 25 W Main Ave #125, Spokane
  • Cost: Free and open to the public (registration required)
  • Questions: dvam@ywcaspokane.org
  • Share: #ywcadvam | Flyer

Through the screening of the documentary “A Better Man,” attendees will witness the journey of a survivor and the man who abused her, as they come together years later to confront their past and seek understanding and healing. The film provides a unique and empathetic exploration of the complexities surrounding domestic violence, encouraging viewers to reflect on the impact of their own actions and relationships.

After the documentary screening, YWCA Spokane staff will lead a debrief of the documentary. Together we will discuss key takeaways from the film, how larger social factors played a role in the relationship, and what accountability and justice means in practice. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in open dialogue and gain valuable insights from the panelists’ diverse perspectives.

Breaking the Cycle: A Better Man seeks to create a safe and inclusive space for community members, advocates, and survivors to come together, learn, and take action towards ending domestic violence.