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YWCA Spokane 2021 Annual Report
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YWCA Spokane widmet sich der Beseitigung von Rassismus, der Stärkung von Frauen und der Förderung von Frieden, Gerechtigkeit, Freiheit und Würde für alle.


Be the leader in providing inclusive, trauma-informed services for healing and personal growth through advocacy, education, empowerment and meaningful access. YWCA Spokane believes in a community where all women and children have a safe place to live. A place where women have the opportunity to earn a livable wage and families can live free from violence, in peace, and with dignity.


  • EMPOWERMENT |  Provide clients, each other, and ourselves with encouragement and tools to promote independence and self-confidence. Motivate and uplift by providing meaningful resources and celebrating accomplishments.
  • EQUITY | Engage in the ongoing fight against racism and pro-actively strive to be anti-racist. Deliver services with dignity and respect while acknowledging unique differences and individual circumstances. Seek out opportunities to learn and practice equity in the workplace and in the community.      
  • COLLABORATION | Engage in clear and transparent sharing of information to establish a culture of trust and integrity. Build strong relationships with each other and the community, outside agencies, and other individuals to work towards a shared vision of justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
  • INNOVATION | Lean into the unknown with curiosity, trust, and a willingness to explore new ways to serve our community. We thrive and grow at the edge of our comfort, accepting both mistakes and successes as tools for continued learning.

Bringing our mission to life

Since 1903, YWCA Spokane has been helping women and children overcome social, economic, and personal barriers in order to accomplish their goals and achieve healthier and more fulfilling lives.

Today our areas of focus include supporting victims of intimate partner domestic violence (DV) regardless of gender, fostering economic advancement of women, and promoting early childhood education and support for families.

In addition to providing free, confidential, and trauma-informed programs and services to over 15,000 members of our community in and around the Spokane area every year, YWCA is also focused on breaking generational cycles of violence and confronting racial and social justice issues impacting our clients and our community and serving as a voice for what is right, fair, and just.

We embrace our mission through a continuum of wrap-around services including:

  • 24-hour helpline services,
  • confidential safe shelter services,
  • safety planning and mental health therapy,
  • child advocacy and youth prevention work,
  • civil legal assistance and legal advocacy for survivors,
  • financial education and advocacy,
  • job training, mentorship, and skill building opportunities.

Darüber hinaus bieten wir innovative, barrierefreie Lösungen für wohnungsbedürftige Menschen an, darunter Obdachlosigkeitsprävention, Umleitung, schnelle Umsiedlung, Übergangswohnungen und längerfristige dauerhafte Unterstützungswohnungen.

Unsere frühkindlichen Bildungs- und Betreuungsangebote für einkommensschwache Familien bieten Kindern eine ganzheitliche, evidenzbasierte Förderung, die sie auf den Erfolg in der Grundschule und darüber hinaus vorbereiten soll.

Wir befähigen Überlebende, Behandlungswege zu wählen, die ihren Bedürfnissen am besten entsprechen und auf ihre Sicherheitsbedenken abgestimmt sind. Durch die Arbeit an den Schnittstellen von Ungleichheit, Armut und häuslicher Gewalt ist YWCA Spokane in der Lage, langjährige gesellschaftliche Traumamuster zu durchbrechen.

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