YWCA Spokane is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, standing up for social justice, helping families, and strengthening communities.
Crucial, safe housing for domestic violence survivors in immediate danger.
Help for domestic violence survivors in need of a protection order. Guidance through the civil legal court system.
Counseling, safety, support, skill-building, and resources needed to address barriers and begin moving forward.
Clothing, toiletries, and necessities for women; free through this donation-based, clothing boutique.
Free pre-school education, on-site childcare, trauma support, and youth outreach.
Transformation Camp designed to inspire, motivate, and encourage girls to embrace the extraordinary young women that they are.
Women receive support and advocacy to rebuild their lives after experiencing domestic violence.
Children and mothers develop new tools needed for success in life including job and school readiness.
Children and youth receive outreach and counseling to help cope with trauma and develop health relationship skills.
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.
Join YWCA Spokane February 11th, 2019 for a moving presentation provided by Jackson Katz, world-renowned educator, author, filmmaker and cultural theorist. Katz is internationally renowned for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender, race, and violence. He has long been a major figure and thought leader in the growing global movement of men working to promote gender equality and prevent gender violence.
Join YWCA Spokane on Monday, February 11th, 2019 at 5:30 pm at Gonzaga’s Hemmingson Center as Jackson Katz explores the growing global movement of men working to promote gender equality and prevent gender violence.
He is the creator, lead writer, and narrator of the award-winning Tough Guise videos. His TED talk, “Violence Against Women-it’s a Men’s Issue,” has been viewed 4 million times.
He has published numerous academic and journalistic articles on topics as far-ranging as the social justice and feminist roots of the bystander approach to sexual assault prevention, the powerful role of athletics in gender violence prevention, the gender and sexual politics of Eminem’s songs, the gender politics of conservative talk radio, violent white masculinity in advertising, juvenile detention, pornography, and sports metaphors in presidential politics.
This event is brought to you through YWCA Spokane’s GoodGuys efforts. Learn more about this growing local movement of men in Spokane who recognize domestic violence as a community issue, not a women’s issue.
Please join YWCA Spokane at the International Women’s Day celebration on March 9, 2018! YWCA Spokane Staff Members will be present for tabling in addition to assistance with planning the event. There will be speakers, workshops, tabling, and food available to highlight the incredible work women do all over the world every day. There will be more information to follow, so please check back in or email the International Women’s Day Committee Chair, Shannon Cook at Shannon.Cook@scc.spokane.edu.
YWCA Spokane cordially invites the public to attend our 2nd annual Partners In Progress annual meeting held Wednesday, March 27th, 2018 from 8:30am – 9:30am at the historic McKinstry Building.
Friends, partners, and supporters of YWCA Spokane’s mission are encouraged to join in a celebration of the agency’s 116th birthday, a reflection of successes in 2018, and an acknowledgment of the organization’s Shining Star award honorees: staff, volunteers, and community partners who made an outstanding contribution in the previous year.