YWCA Spokane provides a lifeline for women and children in Spokane who are impacted by domestic violence, homelessness, and unemployment. To meet the identified needs in our community, we focus our work in 3 main areas:
- Domestic violence survivor services including safety planning, counseling, housing, and legal services;
- Economic advancement through skill building, financial education, job readiness, employment support, and clothing resources;
- And children’s services including early education; outreach, and trauma support services for children and youth.
We serve over 16,000 women, children and families each year through ADVP (Alternatives to Domestic Violence Programs); the WOC (Women’s Opportunity Center); and children’s services including ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Programs), Young Women’s Transformations camp, and free drop-in childcare for clients accessing on-site services.
YWCA Spokane is also home to the uniquely collaborative Spokane Family Justice Center which includes YWCA legal advocates, and City and County law enforcement and prosecutors. In addition, YWCA Spokane works with local partners to become a community resource for issues of racial and social justice.
The YMCA of the Inland Northwest and the YWCA Spokane are partners in a state-of-the-art facility strategically situated near downtown Spokane to serve a range of needs for women, children, and families in our community.
Pioneers for Empowerment
YWCA is bigger than a place—we have been at the forefront of social change for more than 150 years. The YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization in the world. Across the globe, we have more than 25 million members in 122 countries, including 2 million members in 220 local associations in the United States. We provide safe places for women and girls, build strong women leaders, and advocate for women’s rights and civil rights in Congress.
We are part of an international movement serving over 2 million in the U.S. and 25 million worldwide in 120 countries.
Learn more about the YWCA National Movement.