Intimate Partner Violence vs. Domestic Violence

Categories: Advocacy, Community, Education and Training, Get Involved, Impact, Spokane Resources
Both legally and within YWCA Spokane’s operations, there is a difference between Intimate Partner Violence and Domestic Violence While they may appear to be the same thing, and certainly have much overlap, Domestic Violence and Intimate Partner Violence are two different terms with different meanings. Domestic Violence is violence that takes place within a household …

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YWCA Spokane Board of Directors’ Statement on Racial Justice

Categories: Advocacy, Community, Get Involved
YWCA Spokane Board of Directors’ Statement on Racial Justice Eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all is the Mission of the YWCA.  As we witness the suffering in our community and our nation, we at the YWCA Spokane continue to turn to our Mission for guidance.  While most are …

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Offender Release Notice Due To COVID-19

Categories: Advocacy, Community, Education and Training, Other
YWCA Spokane’s Legal Advocacy Manager, Amy, shares an important announcement affecting survivors of intimate partner violence. Governor Inslee has ordered the release of some inmates throughout the Washington State prison system. These offenders are being released in order to allow for physical distancing to reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19. Offenders being released under …

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Legal Services Available During COVID-19

Categories: Advocacy, Impact, Spokane Resources
Continued YWCA Services Available for Survivors During COVID-19 During this pandemic, our services are still available, and our staff are passionate about supporting our community. We know that the stress of all of the unknowns in the current situation we are all facing, the financial hardships that have come up for many folks, and newly …

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Thank You to the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services for Their Incredible Support!

Categories: Advocacy, Awards, Community, Donations, Impact, Other
Thank you to DSHS for your grant to benefit YWCA Spokane’s Women to Work Program! Because of their amazing support, YWCA Spokane’s Women to Work program will continue to provide women with an Essentials Training Program for WorkFirst participants, including a family violence component. The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) has granted our services …

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