Staff Stories

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…

More

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…

More

Staff Spotlight – Rachel Dannen

Aug 26, 2022 Comments Off on Staff Spotlight – Rachel Dannen

We would like to take this opportunity to spotlight Rachel & wish her well! In December of 2020, we welcomed Rachel Dannen to our team as our new Racial & Social Justice Intern, a position created to help further the work of our agency’s Racial & Social Justice (RSJ) Committee.…

More

ECEAP Parent Spotlight – Karmen

May 28, 2021 Comments Off on ECEAP Parent Spotlight – Karmen

Spokane ECEAP Parent Wins Unsung Hero Award This award honors outstanding caregivers doing important work on behalf of children. Each February, the Seattle’s Child magazine partners with the Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families to award 28 Washington caregivers with the Unsung Hero Award. This year, a local Spokane…

More

ECEAP Parent Spotlight – McKyndree

Apr 2, 2021 Comments Off on ECEAP Parent Spotlight – McKyndree

Parent Advocacy Is An Important Part of ECEAP Today we would like to highlight McKyndree Rogers. McKyndree is a parent whose child was enrolled in our Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP). Through her family’s engagement in our program, McKyndree began to learn skills about parent advocacy including how…

More

Therapy Team Launches Mindful Moment Series

Mar 12, 2021 Comments Off on Therapy Team Launches Mindful Moment Series

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…

More

YWCA Spokane Welcomes Jeanette Hauck As CEO

Mar 11, 2021 Comments Off on YWCA Spokane Welcomes Jeanette Hauck As CEO

YWCA Spokane’s board of directors is pleased to announce Jeanette Hauck as the agency’s new Chief Executive Officer effective March 2021. “Jeanette is a passionate non-profit leader with a reputation for visionary leadership and collaboration,” expresses Laura McAloon, YWCA Spokane Board Chair. “She has done a tremendous job navigating the…

More

A Survivor’s Story – Teresa

Oct 14, 2020 Comments Off on A Survivor’s Story – Teresa

The Moments That Shape Fulfillment The Below Reflections Were Written By Teresa Dixon, A YWCA Spokane Team Member Who Once Was A Client Staying At Our Safe Shelter In 2008, when my children and I lived in the YWCA safe shelter, I was overwhelmed with feelings of anger, fear and…

More

Meet Stephanie

Oct 8, 2020 Comments Off on Meet Stephanie

Our therapy practice is empowerment-based and our therapists are committed to helping survivors of intimate partner domestic violence and their families heal and grow. We wanted to get to know our incredible therapists a little more, so we asked them a few questions. Meet Stephanie Nave, associate Mental Health Therapist…

More

Meet Morgan

Oct 8, 2020 Comments Off on Meet Morgan

Our therapy practice is empowerment-based and our therapists are committed to helping survivors of intimate partner domestic violence and their families heal and grow. We wanted to get to know our incredible therapists a little more, so we asked them a few questions. Meet Morgan Colburn, Director of Counseling, Advocacy…

More

Meet Brit

Oct 7, 2020 Comments Off on Meet Brit

Our therapy practice is empowerment-based and our therapists are committed to helping survivors of intimate partner domestic violence and their families heal and grow. We wanted to get to know our incredible therapists a little more, so we asked them a few questions. Meet Brit Wilson, Associate Therapist at YWCA…

More

Meet Melva

Oct 6, 2020 Comments Off on Meet Melva

Our therapy practice is empowerment-based and our therapists are committed to helping survivors of intimate partner domestic violence and their families heal and grow. We wanted to get to know our incredible therapists a little more, so we asked them a few questions. Meet Melva Moore, the Director of Mental…

More

YWCA Spokane Names Jeanette Hauck Acting CEO

Aug 26, 2020 Comments Off on YWCA Spokane Names Jeanette Hauck Acting CEO

Welcome To Jeanette Hauck, Acting CEO YWCA Spokane’s Board of Directors announces today that Jeanette Hauck, YWCA’s longtime Chief Financial Officer, will act as the organization’s interim CEO, effective immediately. The board is planning a national search to find a permanent replacement. Jeanette has worked for YWCA Spokane for the…

More

Advocate At Large, A Story of Bystander Intervention

Jul 24, 2020 Comments Off on Advocate At Large, A Story of Bystander Intervention

Advocate at Large Each of us plays a role in keeping our communities safe. Access to safety in public spaces is influenced by many factors, including our individual social identities. Folks who are marginalized are at higher risk of experiencing harassment in public spaces, especially during times of increased social…

More

World YWCA Council 2019

Nov 23, 2019 Comments Off on World YWCA Council 2019

Kate Sowers From YWCA Spokane Attends 2019 World YWCA Council In South Africa As the proud and grateful recipient of a scholarship to join the YWCA USA delegation at the 2019 World YWCA Council, I’m pleased to share with you – my YWCA Spokane community – some stories and photos…

More

World YWCA Council

Oct 31, 2019 Comments Off on World YWCA Council

YWCA Spokane is proud to announce that one of our valued team members, Kate Sowers, has recently been awarded a scholarship to join the World YWCA Council. Kate, who currently supports our local agency as the Development Coordinator, is excited to travel to Johannesburg, South Africa this November to come…

More

Rigorous Training Required of All YWCA Spokane Advocates

Jul 9, 2019 Comments Off on Rigorous Training Required of All YWCA Spokane Advocates

While providing services to over 16,000 women, children, and families each year, YWCA Spokane advocates partake in a state-required, 30-hour intensive training program. In addition to holding a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree, all advocates who work in YWCA Spokane’s domestic violence shelter, legal advocacy department and counseling center undergo comprehensive…

More

Olivia’s Parting Thoughts

Jun 26, 2019 Comments Off on Olivia’s Parting Thoughts

I’d like to formally introduce myself: My name is Olivia Moorer; I have worked at YWCA Spokane for a year as the Communications Assistant in the Development Department. If you follow us on Facebook, read our blogs, or participate in our donor campaigns, then you are familiar with my work.…

More

YWCA Director Honored With Victim Service Specialist Award

Jun 21, 2019 Comments Off on YWCA Director Honored With Victim Service Specialist Award

Congratulations to Morgan Colburn, LICSW! YWCA Spokane’s Director, Morgan Colburn, was awarded Lutheran Community Services NW Victim Service Specialist Award At Their Partners In Justice 2019 Awards Event. This June at Lutheran Community Services Northwest’s annual Partners In Justice Awards ceremony held at Barrister Winery, Morgan Colburn, Director of Counseling,…

More

YWCA USA 2019 National Conference

Jun 19, 2019 Comments Off on YWCA USA 2019 National Conference

“Not every YWCA has a pool, but we help women when they feel like they are drowning.” —Alejandra Y. Castillo, YWCA USA CEO YWCA Spokane was thrilled to join YWCAs all over the country in Washington, DC, last week for YWCA USA’s 2019 National Conference! Over 400 attendees from across the…

More