Youth Violence Prevention

Empowering youth to build futures free from relationship abuse

Promoting a culture of nonviolence with youth

Through empowerment, engagement, and education about healthy and unhealthy relationships, leadership development and creating a space of belonging. 

Prevention Efforts

Healthy Roots

Free healthy relationship & dating violence curriculum for young people.

Teen Council

A youth-led group focused on making Spokane a safer, healthier place for young people in Spokane.

Transformations Camp

A week-long summer empowerment camp centering the experiences of young women of color.

Self-Care Summit

A special one day annual summit centered on promoting and encouraging self-care among youth, with a focus on young women of color.

"This has helped me have different experiences, gain friendships, and learn more about setting boundaries for myself - how I should and deserve to be treated by others."

- Youth Served by YWCA Spokane

Blog

Jan 5, 2024 Jun 22 @ 1:40 am

2023 Community Engagement Impact Report

A New Department Focused on Impact Founded in 2022, YWCA Spokane’s Community Engagement Department was created to help promote community collaboration and action that furthers the mission of the agency. After a year of growing and learning, the department is…

Aug 14, 2023 Jun 22 @ 1:40 am

2023 Transformations Camp – Camp 1 Recap

Transformations Camp – July 2023 This past July, we held our first Transformations Camp of the summer and it was a beautiful success! This week-long empowerment camp is tailored for young women of color ages 11 to 16. Throughout the…

Jan 25, 2023 Jun 22 @ 1:40 am

2022 Transformations Self-Care Celebration Recap

Join us in celebrating the success of our recent Transformations Self-Care Celebration event! Last year was a milestone year for one of our youth programs called Transformations. After a two year pause due to the pandemic, we were able to…

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…