Offender Release Notice Due To COVID-19

Categories: Advocacy, Community, Education and Training, Other
YWCA Spokane’s Legal Advocacy Manager, Amy, shares an important announcement affecting survivors of intimate partner violence. Governor Inslee has ordered the release of some inmates throughout the Washington State prison system. These offenders are being released in order to allow for physical distancing to reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19. Offenders being released under …

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Navigating Resources Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Categories: Community, Impact, Other, Spokane Resources
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 were already shutting down or …

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Starting 2020 with access to care from HSSA

Categories: Awards, Community, Donations, Get Involved, Impact, Other
Thank you to the Health Sciences & Services Authority of Spokane County (HSSA) for your grant! YWCA Spokane was awarded a generous grant for our trauma treatment and mental health program. YWCA providers have seen a growing need for this service among domestic violence survivors, and providing in-house psychological support through mental health therapy for …

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2020 MLK Jr. Unity Rally and Women+s March Reflection

Categories: Advocacy, Community, Events, Get Involved, Impact, Other
YWCA Spokane staff were grateful to be among the crowd of attendees, showing up and taking a stand for intersectional justice work in our community, at the 2020 Women+s March and the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity Rally. Eliminating racism and empowering women is central to our mission and work at YWCA. Our …

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YWCA Offers Women Job Search Support & Mentorship

Categories: Education and Training, Other
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 are provided through our Women’s …

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