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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

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 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.

Visionary Leaders Donate Today

Upcoming events

Featured Event

Stand Against Racism 2020 Apr 23

Join YWCA Spokane for our annual Stand Against Racism courageous conversation, held Thursday, April 23rd at the MLK Jr East Central Community Center.

Stand Against Racism 2020

Upcoming Events

Apr
23
Thu
Stand Against Racism 2020 @ MLK Jr. / East Central Community Center
Apr 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

YWCA Is On A Mission To Stand Against Racism

We take a Stand Against Racism every day by raising awareness about the impact of institutional and structural racism and by building community among those who work for racial justice.

This April, 40+ YWCA agencies across the nation will host public events that engage in open and honest dialogue, with over 250,000 people, that confront stereotypes and bias as a community. The goal of the annual event is to unite our community in a bold demonstration that delivers a clear message: we are on a mission to eliminate racism.

Each courageous conversation provides an opportunity to broaden perspectives, learn new tools, and connect with a diverse community of citizens passionate about eliminating racism in our community.

#standagainstracism

Stand Against Racism 2020

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This year, YWCA Spokane’s courageous conversation will focus on racial justice issues that pose barriers to civic engagement for communities of color.

We will explore how the tools of civic engagement can advance the work of justice in our community and empower people of color. As we gear up for both Stand Against Racism and the 2020 Census, we can’t stress enough the importance of civic engagement in racial justice work.

Voting rights, census participation, and civic engagement are, and have always been, core components of racial justice. It is more important than ever to support full access and engagement for marginalized communities, especially women and girls of color, in the political process.

Our collective efforts can root out injustice, transform institutions, and create a world that sees women, girls, and people of color the way we do: Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable.


Join Stand Against Racism 2020

  • What: YWCA Spokane’s Annual Stand Against Racism
  • When: April 23rd | Arrive between 5:00pm – 5:30pm | Program is 5:30pm – 7:00pm
  • Where: MLK Jr. / East Central Community Center
  • Cost: Free and open to the public (registration required)
  • Refreshments: food and drinks will be provided
  • Questions: community@ywcaspokane.org | 509-789-9312
  • Share: #standagainstracism

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This event is made possible by Providence Health Care and  YWCA Spokane’s Racial and Social Justice Committee, led by YWCA Spokane Board Member Dr. Shari Clarke.


Event Registration

Please RSVP below to help us prepare for a successful event.


Amplify Your Impact

  • Consider joining our recurring community of monthly donors in support of YWCA’s mission and work. Donate Today.
  • Learn more about Stand Against Racism and other ways to join YWCA Spokane’s racial and social justice work.  Learn More.

Support This Work



YWCA’S NATIONAL STAND AGAINST RACISM PLEDGE

As a part of YWCA National’s annual campaign, an opportunity is provided to take a pledge to stand united in our efforts to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities.

During the event, YWCA Spokane will encourage the community to join their pledge to stand against racism by signing a pledge banner which will display at YWCA Spokane’s office. Community members will also be encouraged to complete YWCA USA’s online pledge listed below.

Please consider joining YWCA and hundreds of thousands of people across the country who will engage with us this week during YWCA’s annual Stand Against Racism – and every day.

Stand Against Racism Pledge

Mindful of the continuing affliction of institutional and structural racism as well as the daily realities of all forms of bias, prejudice, and bigotry in my own life, my family, my circle of friends, my co-workers, and the society in which I live, with conviction and hope:

I take this pledge, fully aware that the struggle to eliminate racism will not end with a mere pledge but calls for an ongoing transformation within myself and the institutions and structures of our society.

I pledge to look deeply and continuously in my heart and in my mind to identify all signs and vestiges of racism; to rebuke the use of racist language and behavior towards others; to root out such racism in my daily life and in my encounters with persons I know and with strangers I do not know; and to expand my consciousness to be more aware and sensitive to my use of overt and subtle expressions of racism and racial stereotypes;

I pledge to educate myself on racial justice issues and share what I learn in my own communities even if it means challenging my family, my partner, my children, my friends, my co-workers, and those I encounter on a daily basis;

I pledge, within my means, to actively work to support public policy solutions that prominently, openly, and enthusiastically promote racial equity in all aspects of human affairs; and to actively support and devote my time to YWCA, as well as other organizations working to eradicate racism from our society.

YWCA USA is on a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. I join YWCA in taking a stand against racism today and every day.

Sign The Pledge

Jul
17
Fri
YWCA Impact Tour – July 2020 @ YWCA Spokane
Jul 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

YWCA Impact Tour – July 2020

On July 17, 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.

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Register Today

Light drinks and appetizers will be provided from 5:00pm – 5:30pm. The tour will begin promptly at 5:30pm. 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.

An additional tour date is available (Nov 6) for those who are unable to attend our Feb 21 or July 17 Impact Tour dates. Thank you for taking the opportunity to learn more about our work and mission at YWCA Spokane and for helping our community better understand our critical impact.

Aug
6
Thu
An Evening In Tuscany 2020 @ Beacon Hill Catering & Events
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Please join us for An Evening in Tuscany!

A Tuscan inspired summer evening benefit raising critical funds for YWCA Spokane. 

Held This Year At Beacon Hill Catering and Events

This year at Beacon Hill Events!

Guests enjoy a fabulous scratch made Italian dinner, prepared by a local signature chef, as well as indulge in a night of wine, art, entertainment, desserts and music that will make you feel like you were in Tuscany!

In addition to dinner and music, there will be a live & silent auction to benefit YWCA Spokane’s programs and services for women, children, and families impacted by domestic violence, homelessness, and unemployment.


Registration – Available Soon!

Online registration is not yet available for 2020.  Stay tuned for more information.  Thank you so much!

Learn more about “An Evening In Tuscany”.