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Gender-Based Violence in Conflict Zones

Jun 4, 2024 Comments Off on Gender-Based Violence in Conflict Zones

After we held this year’s Equity for All event, which included a focus on maternal mortality, it’s crucial to draw attention to the plight of women in the world’s conflict zones.

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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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YWCA Statement on the Israel-Hamas War

Oct 12, 2023 Comments Off on YWCA Statement on the Israel-Hamas War

YWCA Spokane stands with YWCA USA CEO, Margaret Mitchell, who shared the below public statement today: On Oct. 6, Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared war. To date, thousands of people have died or been injured, and more than 100 others have…

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2023 YWCA USA Leadership Conference

Jun 29, 2023 Comments Off on 2023 YWCA USA Leadership Conference

This past June, YWCA associations across the nation meet together in Washington DC for the 2023 YWCA USA Leadership Conference. The conference was themed Mission Forward: Building a Movement with an intention to bring this group closer together to realize our full potential as a national force. YWCA Spokane CEO, Jeanette…

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End the Violence Toolkit Launch

May 10, 2023 Comments Off on End the Violence Toolkit Launch

Domestic Violence Requires A Community Response Yesterday, May 9th, 2023, the Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition (SRDVC), in collaboration with Providence Health, officially launched the End the Violence Toolkit for businesses. The toolkit serves as a resource for employers on how to educate their staff on domestic violence issues. YWCA…

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YWCA Spokane 2022 Annual Report

Apr 10, 2023 Comments Off on YWCA Spokane 2022 Annual Report

A Message From YWCA Spokane CEO, Jeanette Hauck 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…

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November 2022 Coat Drive

Nov 4, 2022 Comments Off on November 2022 Coat Drive

Our Sister’s Closet (OSC) Is Seeking Winter Coats This November YWCA Spokane is having a Coat Drive this November to meet the needs of women in our community. Bring your new or gently used coats of all sizes to 930 N Monroe St, Spokane, weekdays from 10AM-3PM during the month…

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Sandy Williams

Sep 6, 2022 Comments Off on Sandy Williams

We learned that yesterday, Sandy Williams, a prominent civil rights leader in Spokane passed away.  Spokesman Review article with more information. There are no words to convey the deep loss experienced throughout our community by Sandy’s passing. As we became aware of this terrible news, leadership and staff at our…

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Responding to Racist Attack at Buffalo Supermarket

May 20, 2022 Comments Off on Responding to Racist Attack at Buffalo Supermarket

Again, we find ourselves mourning the loss of beloved Black sisters picking up groceries, parents picking up a birthday cake, a deacon offering transportation to his neighbors. We learn the names and lives of these strangers in Buffalo through another racially targeted mass shooting by a white man. This marks…

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April 2022 Updates

Apr 13, 2022 Comments Off on April 2022 Updates

Today We are Celebrating 119 Years of Dedicated Service To The Spokane Community Today is a day of reflection and gratitude for our team at YWCA Spokane. We have come a long way since the start of our agency. Take a moment to review our annual report from the previous year.…

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YWCA Spokane 2021 Annual Report

Apr 13, 2022 Comments Off on YWCA Spokane 2021 Annual Report

Together, We Create A Lasting Impact  Last year, we serve over 15,000 individuals, children, and families who are impacted by intimate partner domestic violence, homelessness, and unemployment through our free, trauma-informed, confidential programs and services. The population we serve is overwhelmingly low income and disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Women, women…

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A New DV Court Is Coming To Spokane

Oct 21, 2021 Comments Off on A New DV Court Is Coming To Spokane

YWCA Spokane, the Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition, and Spokane Superior Court Partner Under New Grant To Bring A Specialized Court To Spokane Focused on Addressing Domestic Violence. YWCA Spokane and the Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition (SRDVC) received a $550,000 Justice For Families grant from the United States Department…

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End the Violence Toolkit

May 12, 2021 Comments Off on End the Violence Toolkit

Spokane County has the highest rate of domestic violence in Washington State. Providence Health Care has awarded the Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition (SRDVC) $154,500 to support the creation and implementation of the End the Violence (ETV) Toolkit for businesses. This last year has heightened the need for such a…

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Statement Post Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict

Apr 21, 2021 Comments Off on Statement Post Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict

YWCA SPOKANE PUBLIC STATEMENT Until Justice Just Is. Today, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter for the 2020 killing of George Floyd. This verdict offers a moment of respite and hope for many, yet we know that much more…

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