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YWCA Spokane is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, standing up for social justice, helping families, and strengthening communities.

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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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SPEAK UP – ADVOCATE

Your voice has power and can have an amazing impact in your community. There are many ways you can get involved and make a difference in the lives of women, children, and families on a local level and nationally.

Advocate

MAKE AN IMPACT – VISIONARY Leaders

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

YW Table Talk Oct 13

Watch our YW Table Talk during DVAM on Oct 13th to learn what businesses, leaders, HR professionals, and co-workers can do in the work environment to address domestic violence, support survivors, and hold perpetrators accountable.

YW Table Talk

Upcoming Events

Oct
6
Wed
Chalk Walk @ Riverfront Spokane
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm


DVAM | DonateChalk Walk | YW Table Talk | Survive To Thrive | Pathways Forward | Business Call To Action


Flyer to share.

A Community Kickoff Event

October is nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Action Month (DVAM) and YWCA Spokane is excited to kick off the month with a free, public Chalk Walk event focused on spreading awareness and domestic violence, welcoming partners to join us for a month of activities, and to let survivors know they are not alone.

Celebrate the start of DVAM with our team at YWCA Spokane as we write and draw messages for the community in Riverfront Park. Share your stories, affirmations, definitions of healthy relationships, and more with us through chalk.

Join us anytime between 12pm – 3pm to be part of the celebration! Purple, orange, and white chalk will be provided. You are welcome to bring additional colors if desired.

Event Details:

  • When: Wednesday, October 6th, 2021 | 12:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Where: Riverfront Park Spokane, along the Howard Street Promenade
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Questions: dvam@ywcaspokane.org | 509-789-9305
  • Share: Facebook Calendar Event

Flyer


Thank You To Our Chalk Walk Event Partner

Thank you Riverfront Spokane for co-hosting this event and spreading DV awareness!


Join Us For DVAM Activities Throughout October

Our team at YWCA Spokane is excited to share with you opportunities to engage and step into action throughout October. Learn more about what is in store at ywcaspokane.org/dvam.


Help YWCA Spokane Raise $50,000 in Critical Funds for Survivors

This October, YWCA Spokane looks to raise $50,000 in order to ensure our free and confidential services remain available to the 16,500 women, men, children, and families who seek us out each year when they are impacted by domestic violence, homelessness, and unemployment.

A reduction in the availability of flexible funding sources, and our inability to hold our traditional fundraising events this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, have created an urgent need for unrestricted dollars raised through your support.

DONATE TODAY

Since 1903, we have been helping community members overcome social, economic, and personal barriers in order to accomplish their goals and achieve healthier and more fulfilling lives. Today, areas of focus include supporting victims of intimate partner domestic violence, promoting early childhood education and the economic advancement of women, and confronting racial and social justice issues that negatively impact our clients and our community. You can learn more about our impact in Spokane here.


DVAM | DonateChalk Walk | YW Table Talk | Survive To Thrive | Pathways Forward | Business Call To Action

Oct
13
Wed
YW Table Talk
Oct 13 all-day


DVAM | DonateChalk Walk | YW Table Talk | Survive To Thrive | Pathways Forward | Business Call To Action


Our YW Table Talk is the second activity held by YWCA Spokane this October during Domestic Violence Action Month

Domestic violence doesn’t stay at home. It goes to school, the grocery store, and work. Domestic violence is a workplace issue that affects all areas and professions. It can negatively impact employee productivity, attendance, and safety & wellbeing. Domestic violence often becomes workplace violence and is a safety issue for the survivor and their co-workers.

There are solutions.

Watch this YW Table Talk to learn about how our Mission Partners as leaders in Spokane’s business community are already stepping into action.

Listen in to the conversation between Kiantha Duncan (President of NAACP Spokane and board member of WSCADV), Annie Murphy (Executive Director of Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition), and Jeanette Hauck (CEO of YWCA Spokane) as they discuss how workplaces, business leaders, HR professionals, supervisors, and co-workers can take action to foster a supportive environment for survivors and help to hold perpetrators accountable.

YW Table Talk Details

Register to receive access to the weekly DVAM events and activities including this YW Table Talk. Each week we’ll provide education that will increase your awareness about Domestic Violence and arm you with real actions you can take to make Spokane a safer community for all.

  • What: Conversation regarding what businesses, leaders, HR professionals, and co-workers can do in the work environment to address domestic violence, support survivors, and hold perpetrators accountable.
  • When: Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
  • Where: In your inbox!
  • Cost: Free and accessible to the public (registration required)
  • Questions: dvam@ywcaspokane.org | 509-789-9305

Register

Register to receive access to the weekly DVAM events and activities including YW Table Talk. Each week we’ll provide education that will increase your awareness about Domestic Violence and arm you with real actions you can take to  make Spokane a safer community for all.


Join Us For DVAM Activities Throughout October

Our team at YWCA Spokane is excited to share with you opportunities to engage and step into action throughout October. Learn more about what is in store at ywcaspokane.org/dvam.


Help YWCA Spokane Raise $50,000 in Critical Funds for Survivors

This October, YWCA Spokane looks to raise $50,000 in order to ensure our free and confidential services remain available to the 16,500 women, men, children, and families who seek us out each year when they are impacted by domestic violence, homelessness, and unemployment.

A reduction in the availability of flexible funding sources, and our inability to hold our traditional fundraising events this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, have created an urgent need for unrestricted dollars raised through your support.

DONATE TODAY

Since 1903, we have been helping community members overcome social, economic, and personal barriers in order to accomplish their goals and achieve healthier and more fulfilling lives. Today, areas of focus include supporting victims of intimate partner domestic violence, promoting early childhood education and the economic advancement of women, and confronting racial and social justice issues that negatively impact our clients and our community. You can learn more about our impact in Spokane here.


DVAM | DonateChalk Walk | YW Table Talk | Survive To Thrive | Pathways Forward | Business Call To Action

Oct
20
Wed
From Survive To Thrive
Oct 20 all-day

 


DVAM | DonateChalk Walk | YW Table Talk | Survive To Thrive | Pathways Forward | Business Call To Action


A Local Survivor Shares Her Story Of Surviving To Thriving

Join us during nationally recognized Week Without Violence for the release of Surviving to Thriving, the healing journey of Makayla, a local domestic violence survivor.

For survivors, resilience is central to weathering the mental, physical, and emotional harm of gender-based violence and racism. We recognize the limits and honor the significance of resilience in surviving violence but aim to collectively work towards healing, which includes replenishment, rest, and recovery.

We want to shift the focus away from a survivor’s endurance and towards centering their healing and building a future that flourishes in a way they deserve.

Survive to Thrive – A Survivor’s Healing Journey

Register to receive access to the weekly DVAM events and activities including From Survive to Thrive. Each week we’ll provide education that will increase your awareness about Domestic Violence and arm you with real actions you can take to  make Spokane a safer community for all.

  • What: Local domestic violence survivor, Makayla shares about her healing journey through this special release
  • When: Wednesday, October 20th, 2021
  • Where: In your inbox!
  • Cost: Free and accessible to the public (registration required)
  • Questions: dvam@ywcaspokane.org | 509-789-9305

Register

Register to receive access to the weekly DVAM events and activities including From Survive to Thrive. Each week we’ll provide education that will increase your awareness about Domestic Violence and arm you with real actions you can take to  make Spokane a safer community for all.


Join Us For DVAM Activities Throughout October

Our team at YWCA Spokane is excited to share with you opportunities to engage and step into action throughout October. Learn more about what is in store at ywcaspokane.org/dvam.


Help YWCA Spokane Raise $50,000 in Critical Funds for Survivors

This October, YWCA Spokane looks to raise $50,000 in order to ensure our free and confidential services remain available to the 16,500 women, men, children, and families who seek us out each year when they are impacted by domestic violence, homelessness, and unemployment.

A reduction in the availability of flexible funding sources, and our inability to hold our traditional fundraising events this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, have created an urgent need for unrestricted dollars raised through your support.

DONATE TODAY

Since 1903, we have been helping community members overcome social, economic, and personal barriers in order to accomplish their goals and achieve healthier and more fulfilling lives. Today, areas of focus include supporting victims of intimate partner domestic violence, promoting early childhood education and the economic advancement of women, and confronting racial and social justice issues that negatively impact our clients and our community. You can learn more about our impact in Spokane here.


DVAM | DonateChalk Walk | YW Table Talk | Survive To Thrive | Pathways Forward | Business Call To Action