History of Racism and Public Health

Categories: Advocacy, Community, Education and Training, Get Involved
Public health is impacted by systemic and institutional racism. Racism is ingrained in our systems, policies, and norms. Recognizing racism as a public health crisis requires a historical lens to help us understand how we got to where we are today. As we learned in the blog Racism is a Public Health Crisis, racism is …

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We Believe Survivors

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At YWCA Spokane, We Believe Survivors Spokane, WA – On Thursday, April 8, 2021, The Inlander published the following article by Wilson Criscione, “Law Enforcement Behind The Badge”, available online at The Inlander. As Spokane’s primary service provider to victims of intimate partner domestic violence, YWCA Spokane would like to release the following public statement …

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Navigating DSHS Resources with YWCA Spokane Staff

Categories: Advocacy, Impact
Written by Emily Stohr, YWCA Spokane CSO Advocate Navigating DSHS Resources with YWCA Spokane Staff At YWCA Spokane, we provide Community Service Office Advocates (CSO) who work closely with clients receiving TANF assistance (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families). The CSO advocates help clients learn about support offered through YWCA Spokane, how to navigate TANF and …

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Help us Get a Leg Up in Spring 2021, Donate Leggings to Our Sister’s Closet

Categories: Community, Donations, Get Involved, Impact
During the pandemic, we have had to scale back our ability to accept donations from the community. However, to help meet specific needs expressed by clients Our Sister’s Closet will be engaging in necessity drives at certain times throughout the year. The first is a legging drive this March and April! Our Sister’s Closet is …

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Racism is a Public Health Crisis

Categories: Advocacy, Community, Education and Training, Get Involved
Written by Lynn Luu With the 2021 Stand Against Racism event coming up on April 22, we wanted to introduce this year’s topic: Addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis. The global impact the COVID-19 pandemic has empowered community organizations to frame racism as a public health crisis. It is important to consider the power …

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