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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



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.

Get Involved


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 Sep 1

Stay tuned for more information about the 38th annual Women of Achievement awards luncheon, YWCA Spokane's largest and most critical fundraiser of the year.

Women of Achievement 2020

Upcoming Events

Women of Achievement 2020
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm

2020 Women of Achievement AWARDS Celebration

Each year, YWCA Spokane celebrates high achieving 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.

A Community Coming Together To Impact Lasting Change

The Women of Achievement awards has evolved into YWCA Spokane’s largest fundraising event, sponsored by more than 50 companies and organizations each year, and is one of the area’s most prestigious award recognition events for women.

Over 1200 friends and supporters who believe in YWCA Spokane’s dedication to eliminating racism, empowering women, standing up for social justice, helping families, and strengthening communities come together to invest in the safety, hope, and healing of those served by YWCA’s critical programs.

Proceeds raised by this important event benefit YWCA Spokane’s 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.

Submit Your Nomination Today!

YWCA Spokane is now accepting nominations for our 38th annual Women of Achievement awards. If you have questions or concerns about nominations, email woa@ywcaspokane.org or call 509-789-9305. Thank you!

2020 AWARD Nominations

Stay tuned! More information about our 2020 awards luncheon will be available soon. 

Donate in Honor of Women of Achievement

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 benefit our programs and services directly, allowing our reach to grow further and our mission to be realized. Simply put, we cannot do this work without you!


Corporate Sponsorship

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.


Thank you to our Deeply Valued Sponsors!

This awards celebration would not be possible without their incredible support.
If you would like more information about becoming a sponsor of YWCA Spokane’s Women of Achievement awards, please contact Dana Morris Lee at 509-742-0111 or email danam@ywcaspokane.org. Thank you!

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Our 2019 Awards Luncheon Was A Great Success!

YWCA Spokane’s 37th annual Women of Achievement Impact Luncheon was truly a memorable event. Each year’s luncheon is designed to express gratitude for the outstanding contributions of the nominated award honorees, provide inspiration to the attendees, and raise critical awareness about domestic abuse in our community. The Women of Achievement Luncheon is YWCA Spokane’s largest and most important fundraiser of the year. In 2019, we had a record-breaking number of attendees join us as we also raised a record-breaking amount!  Take a look at the recap and photos from the event. 


Past Honorees:  2019 Honorees | 2018 Honorees | 2017 Honorees2016 HonoreesAll Past Honorees

Photos from Past Luncheons

WOA 2019
WOA 2018
WOA 2017
WOA 2016
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.