December 7, 2020

Resilience Exemplified: A Client Story

Resilience exemplified: a client story

Finding peace, meaning, and connection after trauma can be extremely challenging. Survivors of domestic violence do it every day. At YWCA Spokane, we support them along their individiual journey. Check out this survivor’s story, read by this survivor’s advocate!

Confidentiality Notice

Please note, the story shared was written by a YWCA Spokane client and asked to be shared publicly. The client’s name, and her other identifying information, is not included to help preserve her privacy and safety.

Understanding Domestic Violence

There are many misconceptions about domestic violence, and the phrase tends to mean different things to different people. At YWCA Spokane, we use the term intimate partner domestic violence to refer to any situation where one partner in an intimate relationship tries to maintain power and control over the other person. We know that domestic violence can manifest in many different ways, all of which can be tremendously impactful.

This client shared her story as part of YWCA Spokane’s Learn & Give Challenge offered during Domestic Violence Action Month 2020. The Challenge takes a deeper look at domestic violence through the lens of Maslow’s expression of human needs. Please take the time to learn more by exploring the links below.

ONE MISSION | The Challenge | Learn | Give | Intersectionality | Physiological | Safety | Love & Belonging | Esteem | Self-Actualization


If you or someone you know is impacted by intimate partner domestic violence, know that confidential advocates are always available through our 24hr helpline services by calling 509-326-2255, emailing, or texting 509-220-3725.

To learn more about accessing additional services through YWCA Spokane during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit Thank you!

By: Mia Morton

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