Advocacy Based Support
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Support for survivors, individually and in group settings
At YWCA Spokane, Domestic Violence Support Advocates work with survivors of intimate partner domestic violence. Wondering what intimate partner domestic violence is? You can learn more here and know that you can always reach out to our staff members with questions.
Domestic Violence Support Advocates work alongside survivors and offer safety planning, resource referrals, psychoeducation, and supportive listening. Advocacy provides individualized and trauma-informed support. Whether you are in a relationship that you think might be abusive, are trying to make things work, are thinking of leaving, or have left your relationship, a domestic violence support advocate can help you make sense of your feelings, provide information and resources, and support you as you make your own choices, without judgement.
We offer confidential appointments to talk about your situation, obtain education and information about intimate partner domestic violence, discuss safety planning, and find out about community services and resources. Additionally, we can provide emergency contraceptives (Plan B), pregnancy tests, and condoms confidentiality and free of charge. We are LGBTQ+ affirming and maintain awareness and competency of issues surrounding intimate partner violence in LGBTQ+ relationships. Services are available to people of all genders. Advocates are not here to tell you what to do or how to do it. We believe in your ability to make your own choices, and are here to provide support, encouragement, and practical information.
Domestic Violence Support Advocates are available on an individual basis through walk-in services and appointment based services. Walk-in hours take place each week, on Monday mornings from 9 am until noon at our main location, 930 N Monroe St, Spokane, WA 99201. For more information about walk-in hours, please review this informational flyer. Appointments are offered through phone call, video conferencing, and in-person options. To make an appointment, please call 509-326-1190. Survivors may walk in to our main location, 930 N Monroe St, Spokane, WA 99201, and schedule an appointment at the front desk if calling on the phone is not an option.
Additionally, Domestic Violence Support Advocates offer weekly support groups for survivors. Support group is a safe place to talk to others who have experienced abuse in their relationships. Please feel free to explore our Support Group Flyer. In support group, many survivors feel for the first time that they are not alone and discover that there are others who share their feelings. In groups you are able to discuss and get support from others on your experience with domestic violence. Please contact 509-326-1190 if you are a survivor interested in attending support group or have questions about support group.
Curious about additional services at YWCA Spokane? Check out our regularly updated list of services available here.