Pathways to Healing

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 – Mental Health Services

May 2, 2023 Comments Off on Mission Moment – Mental Health Services

About Our Therapy At YWCA Spokane, our Mental Health Therapy program specializes in short-term, trauma processing forms of therapy. “There are different types of therapies for different types of situations,” explains Melva Moore, Director of Mental Health Services, “But what we do best is focus on helping people process their…

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Mission Moment – Women’s Opportunity Center

Mar 1, 2023 Comments Off on Mission Moment – Women’s Opportunity Center

PURPOSE YWCA Spokane’s Women’s Opportunity Center (WOC) offers a safe space for survivors of domestic violence to recover from trauma, explore economic growth, and build stability into their lives. WOC offers holistic, restorative services for those impacted by trauma. These groups and classes are aimed at supporting healing, wellness and…

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Raise Your Voice, Share Your STORY

Dec 14, 2020 Comments Off on Raise Your Voice, Share Your STORY

Written by Teresa Dixon, Women’s Opportunity Center Services Manager For many individuals who have experienced intimate partner domestic violence (IPDV) the longing to share their stories can be a powerful influence in the move toward reclaiming their lives. It is a way to make sense of senseless experiences while also…

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A YWCA Client Story Of Managing Stress and Anxiety During COVID-19 Crisis

May 13, 2020 Comments Off on A YWCA Client Story Of Managing Stress and Anxiety During COVID-19 Crisis

A YWCA Client Story Of Managing Stress and Anxiety During COVID-19 Crisis Kimberly, Lead Community Service Office Advocate at YWCA Spokane, shares with you a wonderful tool one of her clients created to help navigate the stress and anxiety she and her 11-year-old son are experiencing during this uncertain and…

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Legal Services Available During COVID-19

Mar 31, 2020 Comments Off on Legal Services Available During COVID-19

Continued YWCA Services Available for Survivors During COVID-19 During this pandemic, our services are still available, and our staff are passionate about supporting our community. We know that the stress of all of the unknowns in the current situation we are all facing, the financial hardships that have come up…

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Navigating Resources Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 26, 2020 Comments Off on Navigating Resources Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Wide-Ranging Impacts Felt by our Community The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, began to affect humans in November 2019. The first case in the United States was confirmed in January 2020. Governor Inslee announced the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order” on Monday, March 23rd, 2020, and before then, many businesses in Spokane…

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Emotional and Mental Health Resources Available Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 24, 2020 Comments Off on Emotional and Mental Health Resources Available Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Social distancing is required to keep ourselves and our communities safe but may create or exacerbate challenges mentally and emotionally. Many of us are following recommendations for social isolation and self-quarantine in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While this is a great choice for our communities at large,…

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YWCA Offers Women Job Search Support & Mentorship

Jan 17, 2020 Comments Off on YWCA Offers Women Job Search Support & Mentorship

When asked how much community members know about YWCA Spokane free programs, most share their awareness of our wrap-around services for domestic violence victims/survivors, including our safe shelter. What many in Spokane are still unfamiliar with is the array of services we offer that focus on women’s economic empowerment, which…

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Expressive Arts For Survivors 2019

Oct 31, 2019 Comments Off on Expressive Arts For Survivors 2019

You Matter and Matter Absolutely Once a week, tucked in the safety of our YWCA building in downtown Spokane, Teresa, a facilitator in YWCA Spokane’s Women’s Opportunity Center, leads a group for women called Expressive Arts Group For Survivors where survivors of intimate partner violence use art as a tool…

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