Financial Resources

Supporting Survivors of Intimate Partner Abuse Navigate Economic Resources

Navigating Financial Abuse & Resources

If you are navigating an abusive relationship and are being financially impacted, we are here to help. Our financial advocates can help you safety plan, navigate community resources such as TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), and connect you to meaningful services.

Meet with a Support Advocate

If you aren't sure where to start, meet with one of our confidential support advocates to help you decide how to move forward.

Walk-in Hours

Mondays: 9:00am-11:00am 

Appointment Hours

In-person, over the phone, or on zoom.

Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-3:00pm

Free drop-in childcare (if requested) is available on a first come first serve basis.

Location

YWCA Spokane
930 N Monroe St
Spokane, WA 99201

Ask the front desk for a free parking pass when you arrive, if needed.

Support with DSHS Services

If you are navigating an abusive relationship and receiving benefits, such as TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) through the Department of Social & Health Services (DSHS), we are here to help. YWCA Spokane financial advocates are stationed at Community Service Offices (CSO) at DSHS in Spokane.

Maple CSO Ask to speak with a YWCA advocate

1313 N Maple St
Spokane, WA 99201

Hours:

  • Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Trent CSO Ask to speak with a YWCA advocate

8517 E Trent Ave, Ste 101
Spokane Valley, WA 99212

Hours:

  • Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Domestic Violence & TANF

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

TANF is a complicated system, but when a client is also working to address safety concerns and other barriers due to domestic violence, that system can become even more difficult to access appropriately. Additional support, like what YWCA Financial Advocates provide, can be vital to a client’s success.

Apply for benefits at washingtonconnection.org.

TANF

If you are navigating domestic violence and are accessing TANF services through DSHS, you can receive customized support from a YWCA Financial Advocate.

Advocates connect with survivors through weekly phone calls or in-person meetings, where they offer supportive listening, safety planning, crisis intervention, verify your TANF weekly participation activities, and share resources.

What Support May Include
  • Inform survivors of their rights and of the services offered through DSHS
  • Ensure survivors are given the appropriate credit for the time they spend addressing domestic violence barriers
  • Connect survivors to YWCA Spokane services and other community resources to further address their needs
  • Evaluate and recommend clients for an extension beyond the normal program limits, when appropriate

YWCA Spokane’s Financial Advocates provide ongoing education to clients and DSHS staff about domestic violence and the unique barriers survivors face, such as:

  • Mechanisms of domestic violence
  • Myths about abuse
  • Consequences of victim blaming
  • Barriers experienced by survivors when accessing systems
  • Power and Control Wheel
  • Cycle of Violence
  • Additional risk factors for survivors (e.g. reproductive coercion, substance abuse, etc.)

Note: DSHS (Department of Social and Health Services) manage state assistance including TANF (Temporary  Assistance for Needy Families). 

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DV 101 Training: Recognize. Respond. Refer.

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May 20, 2024 Jul 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

DV 201 Training: Learning in Action

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