Thank you to the Johnston-Hanson Foundation for your grant to benefit YWCA Spokane’s Drop-In Childcare!
Of the moms who utilize our Drop-In Childcare services, approximately 90% make less than 30% of Spokane’s median family income. Approximately three-quarters are unemployed and about half are homeless. In addition, approximately 80% of children have been exposed to domestic violence and 90% of women utilizing the Center are single mothers. To augment their incomes, they rely on aid such as Food Stamps and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
Drop-In Childcare is designed as one component of a comprehensive program to assist vulnerable families that need services but may not be in a position to ensure childcare. It provides YWCA Spokane clients with a free, safe, and nurturing place to leave their children while they attend to critical, life-changing issues.
Currently, our Drop-In Childcare services support an average of 100 children each month. This program allows children to learn new skills, eat nutritious food, and have fun; while also allowing their mothers to escape intimate partner domestic violence, homelessness, and unemployment. The Johnston-Hanson Foundation’s gift allows this program- and these families- a new beginning.
We deeply appreciate the Johnson-Hanson Foundation for their commitment to empowering women and families in Washington through providing free childcare at a time when it’s needed most. Their gift will allow children to build relationships, learn interpersonal skills, and Thank you for helping women and families escaping intimate partner domestic violence, unemployment, and homelessness reach their highest potential! Below is a quote from Angelic, a client who benefits from our services. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank the Johnston-Hanson Foundation for helping women like Angelic with their gift.
“I’ve used almost every one of the services here and it’s changed the trajectory of my life. I was thinking this morning, if it wasn’t for YWCA Spokane I can honestly say I don’t even know if I’d be alive. I was ready to give up. This place has been a huge part of changing the course of my life. It’s the people here. It’s been amazing.”- YWCA Spokane Client
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If you would like to make a donation supporting YWCA Spokane’s programs and services for victims of domestic violence, please visit our donation page to learn about many ways you can make a positive impactful in the community. Whether it be a one-time donation online, hosting a beneficiary event, or giving gift-in-kind, your support is paramount to our work.