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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.

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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.

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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

Upcoming Events

Oct
1
Mon
End the Silence Cookies at Sweet Frostings @ Sweet Frosting's Blissful Bakeshop
Oct 1 @ 7:00 am – Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm
End the Silence Cookies at Sweet Frostings @ Sweet Frosting's Blissful Bakeshop

Come by Sweet Frosting’s Blissful Bakeshop throughout the month of October to get a special End the Silence cookie! Each cookie is $4.00, and half of the proceeds go toward Domestic Violence Action Month efforts. This is a fun, delicious way to get involved with your Spokane community!

Details

The entire month of October will feature cookies on sale. Sweet Frosting’s will be selling cookies during normal business hours of 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday-Friday, and Saturdays from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

These cookies will support YWCA Spokane’s efforts for Domestic Violence Action Month this October. Stop by Sweet Frosting’s and snap a photo with your cookie and post it with the hashtag #endthesilence!

End the Silence Campaign

This event is part of our 3rd annual End The Silence Campaign. A growing number of individuals, institutions, organizations, and businesses are pledging to End The Silence by engaging in a full month of events and activities designed to promote healthy relationships, end victim blaming, and let victims and survivors know they are not alone.

Throughout October, YWCA Spokane will encourage our community to speak up, speak out, and visually show support against the devastating silence that surrounds domestic violence. Dually tied to this goal of supporting survivors is preventing the phenomenon altogether. This month, we encourage parents to have real conversations with their families about the reality of domestic violence in order to take away the stigma survivors carry, along with teaching children about healthy relationship practices. Community members and local businesses are asked identify themselves as allies for domestic violence victims through a series of easy ways they can join this movement and make a difference this October. Learn how you can help end the silence.

 

Oct
17
Wed
nYne Bar & Bistro End the Silence Tabling and Fundrasier @ nYne Bar
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
nYne Bar & Bistro End the Silence Tabling and Fundrasier @ nYne Bar

nYne Bar Tabling and Fundraiser

Join us at nine Bar & Bistro to learn more about ending the silence and domestic violence in the Spokane community. We will be raising critical funds to continue our advocacy work agaisnt domestic violence.

Details

  • We will be tabling from 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm at nYne bar | 232 W Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99201.
  • Every Wednesday in October, 9% of all sales, all day go to YWCA, with a happy hour all day long!
  • We will be doing Karaoke at 6:30 on Wednesdays.
  • October 24th will be a bingo night!
  • Proceeds will go to our Women’s and Children’s Shelter.

 

End the Silence Campaign

This event is part of our 3rd annual End The Silence Campaign. A growing number of individuals, institutions, organizations, and businesses are pledging to End The Silence by engaging in a full month of events and activities designed to promote healthy relationships, end victim blaming, and let victims and survivors know they are not alone.

Throughout October, YWCA Spokane will encourage our community to speak up, speak out, and visually show support against the devastating silence that surrounds domestic violence. Dually tied to this goal of supporting survivors is preventing the phenomenon altogether. This month, we encourage parents to have real conversations with their families about the reality of domestic violence in order to take away the stigma survivors carry, along with teaching children about healthy relationship practices. Community members and local businesses are asked identify themselves as allies for domestic violence victims through a series of easy ways they can join this movement and make a difference this October. Learn how you can help end the silence.

Oct
18
Thu
Purple Thursdays
Oct 18 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 pm

Purple Thursdays

Every Thursday during the month of October, wear purple to show support for survivors of domestic violence. Companies, schools, organizations, and individuals are encouraged to wear purple, dye their hair purple, wear purple nail polish, decorate their office purple, etc. in support of Domestic Violence Action Month.

Also on Thursdays, we encourage the community to participate in taking selfies and posting to social media in support of victims and survivors, but also around healthy relationships and in support of Domestic Violence Action Month (DVAM) efforts. Take a selfie with our selfie sign, and post it with the hashtag #EndTheSilence to join in the movement this October.

End the Silence Campaign

This weekly campaign is part of our 3rd annual End The Silence Campaign. A growing number of individuals, institutions, organizations, and businesses are pledging to End The Silence by engaging in a full month of events and activities designed to promote healthy relationships, end victim blaming, and let victims and survivors know they are not alone.

Throughout October, YWCA Spokane will encourage our community to speak up, speak out, and visually show support against the devastating silence that surrounds domestic violence. Dually tied to this goal of supporting survivors is preventing the phenomenon altogether. This month, we encourage parents to have real conversations with their families about the reality of domestic violence in order to take away the stigma survivors carry, along with teaching children about healthy relationship practices. Community members and local businesses are asked identify themselves as allies for domestic violence victims through a series of easy ways they can join this movement and make a difference this October. Learn how you can help end the silence.