November 1, 2022

DVAM 2022 – Recap

This Domestic Violence Action Month was an absolute success! Over 400 community members connected with YWCA Spokane through training, outreach, and events this October. Together, we raised awareness and took action towards change in our community. See a recap of our DVAM activities below!


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This October, over 400 individuals connected with YWCA Spokane through training, outreach, and events! Our community engagement team created 125 DVAM awareness kits of stickers, buttons, flyers, and more to spread throughout the community.


We covered 4 downtown streets with 30 community banners and a few of our own. Thank you to First Interstate Bank, Kalispel Tribe of Indians, Bernardo Wills Architects, Garco Construction, Spokane Police Guild, Stop The Silence Spokane, and Transitions. These banners will be put up every October to remind survivors that they are not alone!

Paint Spokane Purple

Multiple downtown businesses lit up purple to raise awareness of domestic violence this October. Special thank you to the Downtown Spokane Partnership and all the organizations that helped shine a light for survivors: Providence, The Grand Hotel, Fox Theater, Lincoln Building, Spokesman-Review, and MultiCare.

Pathways Forward

Over 85+ people tuned into the conversation on how survivors are being impacted by recent legislative changes! Watch the recording here!


Throughout October, organizations across Spokane invited us to speak on the myths and realities of intimate partner violence. Shout out to STCU, Mujeres in Action, Whitworth, and  WSU Spokane for organizing these opportunities. Over 150 people received training during October with many more signing up for a free, online training in November.

Learn more about our upcoming offerings of Domestic Violence 101 & 201 at

Support This Work

In order to ensure our free and confidential services remain available to the 15,000 women, men, children, and families who seek us out each year when they are impacted by domestic violence, homelessness, and unemployment, we rely on the financial support of friends like you. Consider making a gift in support of this work today.


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Special Thanks To Our Key DVAM 2022 Partners

If you would like to learn more about partnering with YWCA Spokane for Domestic Violence Action Month, please email

YWCA Spokane Mission Partners
DVAM 2022 Partners

By: Jemma Riedel-Johnson

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