Career & Life Skills

Classes and services to expand and improve individual career and life skills

Rest. Recover. Rebuild.

YWCA Spokane understands that time to heal and process traumatic events in a safe, supportive, and confidential environment can be key to accomplishing goals. 

Women's Opportunity Center

We offer holistic, restorative services for trauma survivors at no cost. Our classes and one-on-one services are aimed to support your healing and wellness while you build skills, engage in a supportive community, and achieve your goals. 

Classes

We offer an array of free drop-in classes, groups, and learning opportunities designed to help you rest, recover, and rebuild from trauma. Offerings include trauma-sensitive yoga, expressive arts, stress management, parenting classes, and more. 

View the monthly calendar for details. 

One-on-One Support

If you are looking for support with your job search, going back to school, or help with any other life or career goals, we offer free personalized coaching and mentorship to help you move forward and grow. 

Call to schedule an appointment.

Computer Lab

The computer lab is available for any client currently participating in any service provided by YWCA Spokane. Staff support is limited in the computer lab. If extra technology support is needed, please reach out to schedule an appointment. 

Walk-in Hours:

  • 9:00am - 4:00pm Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
  • 10:30am - 4:00pm Wednesdays 

Free On-Site Childcare

Safe Haven is our free on-site childcare classroom for individuals accessing YWCA’s services in person.

We believe childcare should never prevent a person from receiving the help they need. If you need this service, please call ahead of time to reserve a spot. 

This free service allows caregivers to focus their energy on meeting their personal goals and healing through YWCA Spokane’s services.

 
Note: Caregivers must remain on-site at YWCA Spokane for the duration of the time that their children are utilizing the Safe Haven classroom.

Classes Available

Learn more about the array of free classes and groups offered each month.

This trauma-sensitive, accessible for all yoga practice emphasizes personal agency and choice in a down to earth approach, which builds skills for managing stress and increasing mind-body connection. Monday classes include chair yoga.  

The class schedule may change monthly. View the class calendar for the current month to view the schedule of classes currently available.

This group is aimed at developing the knowledge necessary to nurture healthy relationships with others and with ourselves. Leave with new ideas to support your relationships and build a deeper sense of personal agency, build resilience and develop a healthy understanding of our emotions.

The class schedule may change monthly. View the class calendar for the current month to view the schedule of classes currently available.

Come cultivate skills to navigate the day-to-day stressors of life! Improve nervous system resilience and self-regulation through mindfulness, movement, and guided reflection. We focus on improving self awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and decision making.  

The class schedule may change monthly. View the class calendar for the current month to view the schedule of classes currently available.

Come build community with us! This group offers the opportunity to build relationships while exploring our innate creativity. Join us in our cozy space and build a sense of belonging while using art as an outlet for relaxation, reflection, and self-expression. All art supplies provided. 

The class schedule may change monthly. View the class calendar for the current month to view the schedule of classes currently available.

This free 10-week parenting program is facilitated by YWCA Spokane advocates registered as Circle of Security facilitators. Circle of Security Parenting™ is an international program that teaches parents to understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs, support their child’s ability to successfully manage emotions, enhance the development of their child’s self-esteem, and honor the innate wisdom and desire for their child to be secure. 

This class requires registration to participate in this 10 week program. 

  • Next Class: April 10 - May 29, 2024
  • When: Weekly on Wednesdays from 1:00pm - 2:30pm 
  • Where: YWCA Spokane, 930 N Monroe St, Spokane, WA 99201
  • Who: Mothers with one or more children who are ages one year old or older 
  • Cost: Free to participants 
  • Childcare: Free onsite childcare is available upon request
  • Enroll or Questions: Call or text Teresa, COS Facilitator, at 509-724-6337 or email teresad@ywcaspokane.org

For additional questions about classes and groups:

Blog

Mar 1, 2023 Jun 24 @ 4:39 pm

Mission Moment – Women’s Opportunity Center

PURPOSE YWCA Spokane’s Women’s Opportunity Center (WOC) offers a safe space for survivors of domestic violence to recover from trauma, explore economic growth, and build stability into their lives. WOC offers holistic, restorative services for those impacted by trauma. These…

Dec 14, 2020 Jun 24 @ 4:39 pm

Raise Your Voice, Share Your STORY

Written by Teresa Dixon, Women’s Opportunity Center Services Manager For many individuals who have experienced intimate partner domestic violence (IPDV) the longing to share their stories can be a powerful influence in the move toward reclaiming their lives. It is…

Jan 17, 2020 Jun 24 @ 4:39 pm

YWCA Offers Women Job Search Support & Mentorship

When asked how much community members know about YWCA Spokane free programs, most share their awareness of our wrap-around services for domestic violence victims/survivors, including our safe shelter. What many in Spokane are still unfamiliar with is the array of…

Events

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…

May 20, 2024 Jul 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

DV 201 Training: Learning in Action

July 18th, 2024 2:00pm – 3:30pm Join YWCA Spokane for this new free, virtual training on July 18th. Learn more about the unique barriers and challenges survivors navigate on a daily basis and talk through how you might help a…