Civic Engagement

Getting Involved in the Spokane Community and Beyond.

Together, We Can Create Real and Lasting Change

YWCA Spokane advocates policy and matters that advance our mission and vision. We believe that, working together, we can make a difference in the lives of people and communities disadvantaged by inequitable systems and inadequate policies.

Our Vision

YWCA Spokane advocates policy and matters that advance our mission and vision. We believe that, working together, we can create a community where:

  • All women and families have a safe and stable place to live. We support measures that make housing accessible to homeless and low-income women and families, prevent homelessness and promote creation of affordable housing.
  • Women are economically self-sufficient. We support measures that promote education and economic justice for women.
  • All children and youth develop the skills they need to succeed in life. We support measures that promote children’s health, early learning and school success.
  • All people live in dignity, free from violence, racism and discrimination. We support measures that reduce the incidence and negative effects of domestic violence, diminish health disparities and advance social justice.

Blog

Jun 4, 2024 Jun 21 @ 9:53 pm

Gender-Based Violence in Conflict Zones

After we held this year’s Equity for All event, which included a focus on maternal mortality, it’s crucial to draw attention to the plight of women in the world’s conflict zones.

May 8, 2024 Jun 21 @ 9:53 pm

Letters From Survivors

I hate the question, “Why doesn’t she just leave?” I have learned that we can’t affix a level of hardship to someone else’s journey. Every journey through and out of domestic violence is extremely hard. Some people do not survive….

May 1, 2024 Jun 21 @ 9:53 pm

Mission Moment – 24hr Helpline

About YWCA Spokane’s helpline operates 24/7. Shelter advocates assist over 3,000 individuals annually with safety planning, making referrals for other services, and providing general information about domestic violence. The helpline is available via phone call, text, or email to allow…

Events

May 6, 2024 Jun 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

DV 101 Training: Recognize. Respond. Refer.

June 24th, 2024 10:00am – 11:30am Join YWCA Spokane for this important free, virtual training on June 24th. Learn more about intimate partner domestic violence, how to help a friend, and about YWCA Spokane’s free and confidential services. This Training…

May 20, 2024 Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

DV 101 Training: Recognize. Respond. Refer.

June 27th, 2024 2:00pm – 3:30pm Join YWCA Spokane for this important free, virtual training on June 27th. Learn more about intimate partner domestic violence, how to help a friend, and about YWCA Spokane’s free and confidential services. This Training…

May 20, 2024 Jul 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

DV 201 Training: Learning in Action

July 15th, 2024 10:00am – 11:30am Join YWCA Spokane for this new free, virtual training on July 15th. Learn more about the unique barriers and challenges survivors navigate on a daily basis and talk through how you might help a…