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Celebrate Mother’s Day with Hope Stones Jewelry

Apr 4, 2024 Comments Off on Celebrate Mother’s Day with Hope Stones Jewelry

Custom Jewelry Made by Women at YWCA will be sold in our Lobby May 2nd & 3rd to benefit our Safe Shelter What: Hope Stones Mother’s Day Jewelry Sale – find the perfect Mother’s Day gift for the mothers in your life. When: May 2nd & 3rd from 9:00am –…

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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 – 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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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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Mission Moment – ECEAP

Sep 5, 2023 Comments Off on Mission Moment – ECEAP

About ECEAP ECEAP (pronounced e-cap) stands for Early Childhood Education Assistant Program. At its core, ECEAP is free preschool for qualifying families, focusing on kindergarten readiness. YWCA Spokane’s ECEAP does more than prepare kids for school; it teaches important life skills and wraps the entire family in holistic care. “We’re…

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Mission Moment – Safe Shelter and CHOICES

Aug 1, 2023 Comments Off on Mission Moment – Safe Shelter and CHOICES

Fostering Community at YWCA Safe Shelter It would be hard to talk about YWCA Spokane’s Safe Shelter without talking to Melanie Wilson, Shelter Resource Coordinator, who has been with the agency for over 22 years. When Melanie first started with the agency, she was providing childcare at the shelter. She…

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Mission Moment – Safe Haven

Jul 5, 2023 Comments Off on Mission Moment – Safe Haven

About Safe Haven YWCA Spokane’s Safe Haven is an on-site classroom that gives kids a space to be kids, while their parents and caregivers access our free programs and services. Safe Haven is a free service open to youth from 6 weeks to 12 years old. Our classroom is stocked…

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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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Celebrating 120 Years At Our Annual Meeting

Apr 14, 2023 Comments Off on Celebrating 120 Years At Our Annual Meeting

Happy 120th Birthday YWCA Spokane! Yesterday, on April 13th (YWCA Spokane’s official birthday) from 3-5pm in the beautifully remodeled Central Library meeting space downtown, we gathered with our staff, board, volunteers, and community partners for YWCA Spokane’s Partners In Progress Annual Meeting.  Each year, we hold this public meeting to…

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Mission Moment – Legal Services

Apr 4, 2023 Comments Off on Mission Moment – Legal Services

About Our Legal Services Interacting with the legal system is a complicated and lengthy undertaking for anyone. The process often takes completing a stack of paperwork and then knowing how to proceed from there. At YWCA Spokane, those served by our legal services are survivors of intimate partner domestic violence…

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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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Mission Moment – Our Sister’s Closet

Jan 9, 2023 Comments Off on Mission Moment – Our Sister’s Closet

Purpose Our Sister’s Closet (OSC) is YWCA Spokane’s free boutique of women’s clothing that is available to anyone in the community who expresses a need. All of the clothing and necessities are generously donated to YWCA by the community. Impact For some of our clients, shopping the closet is the…

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Legal Advocacy Services Guide

Aug 25, 2022 Comments Off on Legal Advocacy Services Guide

Legal terms can be tricky. Understanding the difference between a protection order and a restraining order doesn’t come up often in day-to-day life, unless your favorite crime show mentions it; however, in cases of domestic violence, these terms and rules can be crucial for a survivor’s safety. We often receive…

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Domestic Violence Protection Orders: Frequently Asked Questions

Aug 25, 2022 Comments Off on Domestic Violence Protection Orders: Frequently Asked Questions

Domestic Violence Protection Orders: Frequently Asked Questions If you are applying for or considering a protection order, our team of legal advocates has put together a list of frequently asked questions for you to review. If you choose to review the answers, they can help you prepare for an appointment…

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Supporting LGBT+ Youth

Jun 22, 2022 Comments Off on Supporting LGBT+ Youth

LGBT+ Students in The Classroom LGBT+ youth experience different barriers than straight & cisgender youth, both inside and outside the classroom. LGBT+ youth are more likely to miss school due to fears about safety and bullying. Bathrooms and locker rooms pose additional challenges for students whose gender identities do not…

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Celebrate Mother’s Day With Hope Stones

Apr 13, 2022 Comments Off on Celebrate Mother’s Day With Hope Stones

PURCHASE CUSTOM JEWELRY MADE BY WOMEN SERVED AT YWCA SPOKANE Pieces will be sold in the YWCA Spokane Lobby May 5th & 6th Stop by YWCA Spokane, 930 N Monroe St, Spokane, WA 99201 on May 5th or 6th between 8am – 5pm to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift…

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