Mission in Action

Mission Moment – WOC Classes

Jun 4, 2024 Comments Off on Mission Moment – WOC Classes

About The Women’s Opportunity Center (WOC) offers a safe, supportive, and confidential environment for survivors of trauma so they can rest, recover, and rebuild. These learning opportunities are designed to foster healing after trauma while nurturing a supportive community. All of these groups and classes are provided at absolutely no…

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Mission Moment – Safe Shelter

Apr 2, 2024 Comments Off on Mission Moment – Safe Shelter

About YWCA Spokane’s Safe Shelter is an emergency shelter service for survivors in the Spokane and surrounding area who are fleeing imminent danger from abusive intimate partners. In 2023, our Safe Shelter served 130 adults and 118 dependents. Additionally, 85 adults and 95 dependents were accommodated with a hotel room.…

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Mission Moment – RSJ Learning Community

Mar 6, 2024 Comments Off on Mission Moment – RSJ Learning Community

About YWCA Spokane’s Racial and Social (RSJ) Learning Community is an intentional space for courageous conversations about systemic issues that impact our community. Together, community members and YWCA Staff & Board can learn what to do with our awareness and how to create change. Explore our racial and social justice…

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Recap | Pathways Forward: Youth Self-Regulation

Feb 23, 2024 Comments Off on Recap | Pathways Forward: Youth Self-Regulation

A conversation about self-regulation and social emotional learning centered on youth. View Recording On February 21, 2024, Caroline Mark (YWCA Spokane) moderated a powerful Pathways Forward conversation, between Rumyana Kudeva (SRHD) and Jaime Stacy (SWAG), about self-regulation and social emotional learning centered on youth. During their time together, they shared…

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Mission Moment – ECEAP Parent Advocacy

Feb 2, 2024 Comments Off on Mission Moment – ECEAP Parent Advocacy

The Role of Parents in ECEAP ECEAP (pronounced e-cap) stands for Early Childhood Education Assistant Program. YWCA Spokane’s ECEAP teaches important life skills and wraps the entire family in holistic care. We know that supporting parents, caregivers, and the entire family helps create an environment that sets children up for…

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February RSJ Spotlight | April Eberhardt

Jan 31, 2024 Comments Off on February RSJ Spotlight | April Eberhardt

Racial & Social Justice Spotlight Series Each month, YWCA Spokane spotlights an organization or individual in our community that is aligned with our mission so we can highlight the work they do to create real and lasting change for a more equitable Spokane. 48 min. watch February Spotlight April Eberhardt,…

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2024 Self-Care Summit for Youth

Jan 22, 2024 Comments Off on 2024 Self-Care Summit for Youth

This January we held our second annual self-care summit for youth in Spokane.  The Self-Care Summit (previously called Transformations Self-Care Celebrations) is a special one day conference for youth that is provided through a partnership between YWCA Spokane and SWAG (Strong Women Achieving Greatness). The summit is  centered on promoting…

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January RSJ Spotlight | YW Community Engagement Team

Jan 5, 2024 Comments Off on January RSJ Spotlight | YW Community Engagement Team

Racial & Social Justice Spotlight Series Each month, YWCA Spokane’s Equity Coordinator spotlights an organization or individual in our community that is aligned with our mission so we can highlight the work they do to create real and lasting change for a more equitable Spokane. 35 min. watch time January…

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2023 Community Engagement Impact Report

Jan 5, 2024 Comments Off on 2023 Community Engagement Impact Report

A New Department Focused on Impact Founded in 2022, YWCA Spokane’s Community Engagement Department was created to help promote community collaboration and action that furthers the mission of the agency. After a year of growing and learning, the department is proud to share how their work has helped prevent future…

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Mission Moment – Our Sister’s Closet Volunteers

Jan 2, 2024 Comments Off on Mission Moment – Our Sister’s Closet Volunteers

About Our Sister’s Closet Our Sister’s Closet (OSC) is a free boutique of women’s clothing and necessities. It is available to anyone in the community who could benefit from this resource regardless of gender; clients do not have to prove income level or identify as survivors of intimate partner violence…

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Mission Moment – Mobile Housing

Dec 1, 2023 Comments Off on Mission Moment – Mobile Housing

About Mobile Housing Advocacy Everyone deserves safe and stable housing. The housing system is a complex and confusing process with resources and options that are always changing. YWCA Spokane Mobile Housing Advocates are a truly mobile team and meet clients out in the community. They help survivors of intimate partner…

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Mission Moment – DV Support Advocacy

Nov 1, 2023 Comments Off on Mission Moment – DV Support Advocacy

About DV Support Advocacy YWCA Spokane’s Domestic Violence Support Advocacy creates a welcoming and nonjudgmental space for survivors to unpack the complexities of their situation and feel heard. Through the intake process, Support Advocates listen to what the survivor’s current needs are and offer options. A component of this first…

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October RSJ Spotlight | Inga N. Laurent

Oct 10, 2023 Comments Off on October RSJ Spotlight | Inga N. Laurent

Racial & Social Justice Spotlight Series Each month, our Equity Coordinator sits down with an organization or individual in our community to spotlight the work they do to create real and lasting change for a more equitable Spokane. 25 min. read time/50 min. listen October Spotlight Inga N. Laurent |…

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Mission Moment – Community Training & Education

Oct 3, 2023 Comments Off on Mission Moment – Community Training & Education

About Community Engagement At YWCA Spokane, we may be best known for providing crisis support to survivors of intimate partner domestic violence (IPDV). While these types of services are a percentage of what we do, we offer the community much more. A key aspect of our community outreach is training…

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Racial Justice Challenge | Week 2 Wrap-up

Sep 29, 2023 Comments Off on Racial Justice Challenge | Week 2 Wrap-up

| CHALLENGE | DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4 | DAY 5 | DAY 6 | DAY 7 | DAY 8 | DAY 9 | DAY 10 | During the second week of our challenge (Days 6-9), we delved into the disparities that exist within…

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Cultural Appropriation vs. Appreciation

Sep 28, 2023 Comments Off on Cultural Appropriation vs. Appreciation

| CHALLENGE | DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4 | DAY 5 | DAY 6 | DAY 7 | DAY 8 | DAY 9 | DAY 10 | Cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation are terms used to describe how individuals or groups from one culture…

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Day 9: Music Education Access

Sep 28, 2023 Comments Off on Day 9: Music Education Access

| CHALLENGE | DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4 | DAY 5 | DAY 6 | DAY 7 | DAY 8 | DAY 9 | DAY 10 | Music is not just a form of art; it’s a powerful tool that enriches lives, fosters creativity,…

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Day 8: Racism In The Music Industry

Sep 27, 2023 Comments Off on Day 8: Racism In The Music Industry

| CHALLENGE | DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4 | DAY 5 | DAY 6 | DAY 7 | DAY 8 | DAY 9 | DAY 10 | The world of music is often celebrated as a universal language, connecting people across cultures. However, racism…

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