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

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Program Impact

12,250


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

Domestic Violence Services

2,927


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

Education & Job Training

2,400


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.

Get Involved

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 WOMEN

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

Stand Against Racism 2018 Apr 26

This year's courageous conversation will include an interactive conversation based upon the book So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. The discussion will be facilitated by Liz Moore from the Peace & Justice Action League and Ginger Ewing with Terrain. Oluo's acclaimed book provides a user friendly examination of race in America and provides a tool to help us frame our discussion and provide tangible guidance on how to approach these sometimes hard conversations with empathy, understanding and skill.

Stand Against Racism 2018

Upcoming Events

Apr
26
Thu
Stand Against Racism 2018 @ YWCA Comstock Room
Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm


Join YWCA Spokane For Our Annual Stand Against Racism: Courageous Conversation

This year’s courageous conversation will include an interactive conversation based upon the book So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. The discussion will be facilitated by Liz Moore from the Peace & Justice Action League and Ginger Ewing with Terrain.

Ijeoma Oluo’s acclaimed book So You Want To Talk About Race  provides a user friendly examination of race in America and provides a tool to help us frame our discussion and provide tangible guidance on how to approach these sometimes hard conversations with empathy, understanding and skill.

“My commitment to leading conversations around race is grounded in my core belief that everyday people can accomplish extraordinary things together and in social justice values of listening and being guided by the voices, analysis, vision, and leadership of those most directly impacted by systems of oppression,” says Liz Moore. “I know that interpersonal, institutional, and systemic racism robs people of color of life and freedoms and also robs the world of so many gifts and possibilities. We all have a mutual interest in ending this inhuman system and ideology, even though we don’t have equal danger at stake.”

Registration

This event is free, open to the public, and youth friendly. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is required as space is limited. Special thanks to Providence for their support of YWCA Spokane’s Stand Against Racism event.

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About Stand Against Racism

Over 250,000 people across the country take a Stand Against Racism each year as a part of YWCA’s national movement.

YWCA Spokane contributes to this critical national movement by hosting a public event every April that engages in open and honest dialogue to confront stereotypes and bias as a community. Each courageous conversation held around the nation provides an opportunity to broaden perspectives, learn new tools, and connect with a diverse community of citizens passionate about eliminating racism in our community.

Learn more about Stand Against Racism and other ways to join our racial and social justice work here.

Make sure to sign up for our eNews updates to receive notifications about this event and other upcoming racial and social justice events.

May
10
Thu
Y WOMEN Hope Stones Event @ Tracy Jewelers
May 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

YWCA Spokane is holding a free Y WOMEN event at Tracy Jewelers and we would like to invite you to join us!

YWCA’s Hope Stones handmade jewelry will be available to customize with hand-stamped charms personalized to you or someone you love. The perfect, thoughtful Mother’s Day gift or special something just for you!

We hope you and your girlfriends stop by and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and appetizers while you mingle and see if a Hope Stones necklace or pair of earring provide for the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

Special thanks to Tracy Jewelers for donating all the supplies needed to create Hope Stones jewelry. 100% of proceeds raised go directly to YWCA’s safe shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence.

If you have any questions please contact Melanie Wilson at 509-863-2882 or email melaniew@ywcaspokane.org.

Thank You To Tracy Jewelers For Your Amazing Support!

May
17
Thu
DV End The Silence Town Hall @ EWU Riverpoint Campus - Spokane Eastern Washington Center - RM 122 Auditorium
May 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Spokane Domestic Violence End The Silence Town Hall

Purpose

  • Open a dialogue about domestic violence in Spokane.
  • Hear from professionals addressing this issue.
  • Increase public awareness of this epidemic in our city.
  • Provide a forum for you, the community, to ask questions.
  • End the silence with domestic violence and show victims this will no longer be tolerated.

Event Details

  • Thursday, May 17th
  • Social hour: 5-6pm | Town Hall: 6-8pm
  • Spokane Eastern Washington Center – RM 122 Auditorium
  • 668 N Riverpoint Blvd, Spokane, WA 99202
  • Free, public event, all are encouraged to attend.
  • Direct questions to: 703-8756 | bridgestosafetywa@gmail.com

Why It Matters

  • Someone you know has been victim to domestic violence.
  • 1 in 3 women & 1 in 7 men in Spokane will be victims.
  • The severe impact on our community, legal system, schools, and social services systems is undeniable.
  • This is a conversation we can’t afford not to have.

Thank You Sponsors

This event is brought to you through partnership of the following organizations: