YWCA Spokane 2022 Annual Report

Categories: Community, Impact

A Message From YWCA Spokane CEO, Jeanette Hauck

Jeanette Hauck, YWCA Spokane CEO

Every year, we take a moment to reflect on the past twelve months and examine the impact of our service in the Spokane community. Each year, our clients, our staff and our funders reinforce the importance and meaning of the work we do here at the YWCA Spokane—Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women.

We started 2022 by evaluating the impact COVID -19 had and continues to have on our operations here at YWCA Spokane.  During the pandemic, many of our services were modified to allow for some type of remote delivery model.  Our clients tell us that transportation and childcare are significant barriers to accessing our advocacy, legal and therapeutic services.  So, where possible, we continue to support remote access to our services.

We housed, nurtured, educated and walked along side over 14,000 individuals during 2022. In addition, we returned to in person fundraising events.  With careful consideration and caution, we were able to successfully hold our Women of Achievement Awards luncheon and our Evening in Tuscany dinner. Gathering together to support our mission and one another was gratifying.

After two years of pandemic related constraints, we looked to 2022 to review our programming and address where we were experiencing gaps. We recognized that to really live into our mission to eliminate racism that we needed to dedicate full time staffing and leadership to the work.  We added an Equity Coordinator to our staff to focus on our social justice work and to collaborate with other community organization to raise up the work of eliminating racism.

As part of this expansion, we established a new department focused on engaging our community in this work. Through awareness, education, and prevention efforts centered around the intersections of inequity, poverty, and intimate partner domestic violence, our new Community Engagement department work to promote community collaboration and action that furthers the mission of YWCA Spokane. Which in turns helps to prevent future harm in our community.

The collective team of YWCA staff, every day, find ways to create and maintain meaningful connection to the survivors and families that walk through our doors. Their work is sponsored, supported and highlighted by individual, corporate and government funders. I am grateful to all.

In Gratitude,
Jeanette Hauck
CEO of YWCA Spokane

Printable Version of 2022 Annual Report

YWCA Spokane’s Impact In 2022

Last year, through our free, trauma-informed one on one sessions, classes, trainings, learning series, support groups, and other services we provided over 20,000 touchpoints to over 14,000 community members within the greater Spokane area. Below are outcomes reported across our programs and services:

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victims of intimate partner violence and their allies received emergency support via our 24hr confidential helpline services.

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women and their children escaping abusive relationships found a safe place to stay through our shelter and housing services.

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survivors found counseling, legal assistance, education, and community through our free, trauma-informed, and confidential services.

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children impacted by family violence received trauma-informed services interrupting cycles of poverty and violence for generations to come.

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women gained new skills and tools needed for success in life, including job & school readiness and financial education.

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children and their families engaged in programs focused on preparing children for success with elementary school and beyond.

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participants engaged in free training, presentations, and outreach efforts about intimate partner domestic violence and YWCA services.

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participants engaged in free educational series and events addressing racial equity and social justice issues impacting our clients.



Community Engagement Highlights In 2022

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Teen Dating Violence Action Month | Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon | Black History Month | Stand Against Racism | Equity Challenge
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Pathways Forward: DV & LGBTQ+ Identities | PRIDE | Transformations Camp | An Evening In Tuscany | Domestic Violence Action Month
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Pathways Forward: Centering Survivors | Get Out The Vote | Hope For The Holidays | Transformations Self-Care Celebration | YWCA’s Racial & Social Justice Committee Impact


The dedication of our key partner to YWCA Spokane’s mission makes our work possible. We are so grateful for the steadfast commitment our staff, board, and community partners provide in service to our clients each and every day. Thank you to the below 2022 partners for making a life-changing impact on the thousands of lives we served throughout the year.

Thank You To Our Amazing Staff

With the invaluable support and unwavering dedication of 95 amazing staff members, YWCA Spokane was able to create a safe, trauma-sensitive environment that fostered opportunities for healing, empowerment, and the chance for new beginnings. There are no words to thank this team enough for all they do for our community each and every day.

Thank You To Our Board of Directors

We are forever grateful to our 2022 Board of Directors. Their collective skills, knowledge, and leadership provided invaluable guidance to our agency. Their unwavering dedication to YWCA Spokane’s mission lived out through their passions, expertise, insight, and resource is what catapults our organization forward. For their service, loyalty, and commitment to those we serve, we are so grateful.

    • Mireya Fitzloff, Foust Fab | CHAIR
    • Ashley Cameron, Spokane County | VICE CHAIR
    • Becky Sechler Patnoi, Washington Trust Bank | SECRETARY
    • Jeri Self-Merritt, Eide Bailly LLP | TREASURER
    • Laura McAloon, McAloon Law PLLC | PAST CHAIR
    • Anna Franklin, Providence Inland Northwest Washington
    • Cari Grandstaff, Kalispel Tribe of Indians and Northern Quest Resort & Casino
    • Emily Morgan, Community Volunteer
    • Heather Rosentrater, Avista
    • Jessica Pakootas, Camas Path
    • Julie Schmidt, Itron
    • Kiana McKenna, Pacific Islander Community Association of WA
    • Linda Hendricksen, AgWest Farm Credit
    • Lisa Simpson, Visit Spokane
    • Mary Alberts, Community Volunteer
    • Nicole Jenkins–Rosenkrantz, Spokane Public Schools
    • Nicole Sherman, Numerica Credit Union
    • Robin Pickering, Whitworth University
    • Rowena Pineda, Environmental Justice Council, Washington State Department of Health
    • Tracie Meidl, Spokane Police Department
    • Yvonne Smith, Community Volunteer

Thank You To Our Volunteers & Community

In 2022, 180 volunteers contributed over 3,100 hours of their time, skills, and service to YWCA Spokane! This amazing gift to our agency saved YWCA Spokane an estimate of $80,000 last year! Truly amazing! In addition, we received outstanding support from YOU our community. We were able to remain strong and able to serve those who needed our services most because of you. You didn’t hesitate to meet our call for support. We can’t thank you enough.

Thank You To Our Mission Partners

Mission Partners of YWCA Spokane are committed to bringing peace, justice, freedom, and dignity to our Spokane community by creating a foundation that allows for real and lasting change. Together, we work to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen our community. Mission Partners invest a significant 3-year contribution that provides a lifeline for those we serve in Spokane through our work at YWCA. This critical financial support bridges the gap between the expenses we incur while serving clients and the grants we receive from state, local, and private parties.

Thank You To Our Visionary Leaders

We couldn’t do this work without the ongoing support of our Visionary Leaders, foundation, governmental, and community partners. So many individuals and organizations came together in 2022 to partner with YWCA Spokane in order to provide unwavering services to women, men, children, and families in our community. We can’t thank you enough!


Thank You To Our Governmental Partners

City of Spokane
Department of Children, Youth and Families
Family Violence Prevention and Services Administration
Office of Civil Legal Aid, Washington State
State of Washington
U.S Department of Social & Health Services
U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
Victims of Crime Act – Washington State Dept of Commerce
Violence Against Women Act
Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families

Thank You To Our Foundation & Community Partners

Special thanks to United Way of Spokane who has been a long standing key partner in this work for decades.

American Kennel Club
Avista Foundation
Bank of America – Charitable Foundation
The Benevity Community Impact Fund
Columbia Bank
Elizabeth Pool Charitable Trust
George F. Jewett Foundation
Hayes Family Fund at Seattle Foundation
Horizons Foundation
Innovia Foundation – Collette Michelle Brawner Fund
Innovia Foundatrion – Heinz and Anne Zegke Foundation
Johnston-Fix Foundation
Liberty Mutual Foundation
MultiCare Health System
Premera Blue Cross
Pritchard Family Charitable Foundation
Providence Health Care
Spokane County United Way
Starbucks Corporate Giving
Thomas E. and Barbara B. Richardson Giving Fund
U.S. Charitable Gift Trust
US Bank Foundation
Washington Trust Bank
Women Helping Women Fund
YMCA of the Inland Northwest

Thank you to our 2022 Event Sponsors

YWCA Spokane hosts two large-scale fundraising events each year: Women of Achievement and An Evening in Tuscany. The sponsorship support of caring organizations wanting to make an impact in our community allows YWCA Spokane to apply 100% of the proceeds raised during these events to the programs and services most in need. We could not put on these beloved community events that provide critical funds for our programs and services without the support of our generous sponsors.

Kalispel Tribe & Northern Quest Resort and Casino
Hamilton Studio
AgWest Farm Credit
Washington Trust Bank
Inland Imaging
Garco Construction
Premara Blue Cross
Kaiser Aluminum
Spokane International Airport
McAloon Law
KXLY 4 News Now
First Interstate Bank
Maxey Law Offices
US Bank
Northwest Renewables
Spokane Public Schools
Traci Bemis Real Estate – Homes for Change
Volunteers of America
Washington State University
Davenport Hotels
Wendle Ford Nissan
Columbia Bank
Beacon Hill Catering & Events
Moss Adams

Thank you for your support in 2022 & going forward!

Support from friends like you allow YWCA Spokane to continue to provide critical programs and services to women, men, children, and families in our community when they need it most. Thank you for your continued support of our work and mission!

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