End the Violence Toolkit

Categories: Community, Education and Training, Impact, Spokane Resources
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 toolkit. The COVID-19 pandemic has …

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YWCA Spokane and local experts chart Pathways Forward from the 2020 Shecession

Categories: Education and Training, Events, Other, Spokane Resources
Thank you to everyone who joined us for YWCA Spokane’s inaugural Pathways Forward roundtable event. This past Wednesday, on March 31st, we launched a new virtual education series focused on providing progress-minded conversation about issues facing our community. The first discussion addressed the Shecession taking place in Spokane and across the nation.  Shecession is a …

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Therapy Team Launches Mindful Moment Series

Categories: Community, Spokane Resources
YWCA Spokane’s Mental Health Therapy team has launched “Mindful Moment,” a series of videos to help listeners relax and calm themselves. “Mindful Moment is to help us find a few moments of peace throughout our day,” explains Melva Moore, director of Mental Health Therapy. Having these moments to ground ourselves helps us to go out …

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Thank you Johnston-Fix Foundation!

Categories: Advocacy, Awards, Get Involved, Impact, Spokane Resources

Thank you, Johnston-Fix Foundation for your grant support of YWCA Spokane’s ECEAP and Safe Haven Programs! Due to the foundation’s support, YWCA Spokane will be able to continue and expand its Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program and Safe Haven drop-in childcare center. The programs are a crucial part of the YWCA’s service to more …

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Intimate Partner Violence vs. Domestic Violence

Categories: Advocacy, Community, Education and Training, Get Involved, Impact, Spokane Resources
Both legally and within YWCA Spokane’s operations, there is a difference between Intimate Partner Violence and Domestic Violence While they may appear to be the same thing, and certainly have much overlap, Domestic Violence and Intimate Partner Violence are two different terms with different meanings. Domestic Violence is violence that takes place within a household …

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