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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.

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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.



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.


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!


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


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.

Education & Job Training


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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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.



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

Women of Achievement 2020 Oct 1

Join YWCA as we celebrate our 2020 Women of Achievement award honorees on October 1st at 6pm. Secure your meals today to enjoy as you watch this free virtual celebration. Thank you for your support!

Women of Achievement 2020

Upcoming Events

Women of Achievement 2020 @ Free Virtual Celebration
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Each year, YWCA Spokane is proud to celebrate outstanding women in the community

Established with the goal of increasing community awareness and appreciation for the diverse contributions of women leaders in Spokane, this luncheon has honored more than 255 women in the region. The Women of Achievement awards has evolved into YWCA Spokane’s largest and most critical fundraiser. With sponsorship by more than 50 companies and organizations each year and over 1000 community members present, this celebration has become one of the area’s most prestigious award recognition events for women.


Traditionally, recipients of YWCA Spokane’s Women of Achievement awards are celebrated at a luncheon that has evolved into YWCA Spokane’s largest annual fundraising event, as well as Spokane’s largest and most prestigious celebration of women. Due to the public health crisis, YWCA Spokane will honor the achievements of this year’s honorees through a free virtual WOA Spotlight event held Thursday, October 1st at 6:00pm.

  • A culinary tour of Northern Quest’s award-winning restaurants plus champagne will be available to take home and enjoy the night of the virtual event. View The Menu
  • A virtual paddle raise opportunity will also be made available through the virtual event. Make sure you are registered here.
  • All proceeds raised support YWCA Spokane’s critical services for domestic violence victims and their children, including emergency shelter, counseling, legal services, job readiness, child care, and Pre-K programs for low income children.

Register Today!

The free Women of Achievement awards celebration will be held virtually on Oct 1st @ 6pm.

This year, the Women of Achievement awards celebration will be part of YWCA Spokane’s two month campaign called ONE MISSION. The campaign looks to raise $275,000 in critical funds.  Proceeds raised will benefit services for domestic violence victims and their children, including emergency shelter, counseling, legal services, job readiness, child care, and Pre-K programs for low-income children. YWCA Spokane serve over 17,000 women, children, and families each year. Thank you for your support!

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Congratulations To Our 2020 Award Honorees!

To be awarded a YWCA Women of Achievement Award, a woman must embody YWCA Spokane’s mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Selected honorees give generously of themselves to make Spokane a better place for all to live. Learn more about the incredible achievements of this year’s award honorees here.

2020 Honoree Announcement

Consider making a donation in honor of the outstanding women we acknowledge at this inspiring celebration.

As our biggest, most critical fundraiser of the year, the Women of Achievement Awards no only serves to celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding women in our community. It is also YWCA Spokane’s largest and most critical fundraiser of the year. YWCA Spokane serves over 17,000 women, children, and families who are impacted by domestic violence, homelessness, and unemployment. Donating in honor of one of our award winners helps ensure vital programs and services are available when they are needed most. Simply put, we cannot do this work without you! Thank you for your support!


Consider becoming one of YWCA Spokane’s valued corporate sponsors of this year’s Women of Achievement awards celebration. Learn more by visiting our event sponsorship page or contacting Dana Morris Lee, Chief Philanthropy Officer, at 509-742-0111 or by email at danam@ywcaspokane.org.


This awards celebration would not be possible without the incredible support of our sponsors.





2020 Mission Partner


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Corporate Sponsors

Columbia Bank

Global Credit Union

The Spokesman-Review

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities contact Dana Morris Lee, YWCA Spokane Chief Philanthropy Officer, at danam@ywcaspokane.org or call 509-742-0111.

YWCA Impact Tour – Nov 2020 @ YWCA Spokane
Nov 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

YWCA Impact Tour – November 2020

On November 6, 2019, we will hold our YWCA Impact Tour! We hope you consider joining us.

We are so grateful to the many supporters who have expressed interest in stepping behind the scenes to see the inner workings of our agency in order to get a better understanding of our work and community impact.

Every week, we serve over 300 women, children, and families who walk through our doors impacted by domestic violence, homelessness, and unemployment. We are excited to show you more about what we do at YWCA Spokane to provide safety, hope, and healing for those we serve each and every day.

Register Today

Light drinks and appetizers will be provided. Please RSVP below for this free event today to help ensure we can prepare for a successful and inspirational experience for you, our valued community. Thank you!

Any questions can be directed to Kate Sowers at 509-789-9312 or emailed to kates@ywcaspokane.org.