Community Engagement

January RSJ Spotlight | YW Community Engagement Team

Jan 5, 2024 Comments Off on January RSJ Spotlight | YW Community Engagement Team

Racial & Social Justice Spotlight Series Each month, YWCA Spokane’s Equity Coordinator spotlights an organization or individual in our community that is aligned with our mission so we can highlight the work they do to create real and lasting change for a more equitable Spokane. 35 min. watch time January…

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2023 Community Engagement Impact Report

Jan 5, 2024 Comments Off on 2023 Community Engagement Impact Report

A New Department Focused on Impact Founded in 2022, YWCA Spokane’s Community Engagement Department was created to help promote community collaboration and action that furthers the mission of the agency. After a year of growing and learning, the department is proud to share how their work has helped prevent future…

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Mission Moment – Community Training & Education

Oct 3, 2023 Comments Off on Mission Moment – Community Training & Education

About Community Engagement At YWCA Spokane, we may be best known for providing crisis support to survivors of intimate partner domestic violence (IPDV). While these types of services are a percentage of what we do, we offer the community much more. A key aspect of our community outreach is training…

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2023 Transformations Camp – Camp 1 Recap

Aug 14, 2023 Comments Off on 2023 Transformations Camp – Camp 1 Recap

Transformations Camp – July 2023 This past July, we held our first Transformations Camp of the summer and it was a beautiful success! This week-long empowerment camp is tailored for young women of color ages 11 to 16. Throughout the camp, participants forged strong connections, nurtured self-acceptance, explored the true…

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Embracing Disability Pride: Celebrating Intersectionality and Inclusion

Jul 7, 2023 Comments Off on Embracing Disability Pride: Celebrating Intersectionality and Inclusion

In our journey towards a more inclusive and equitable society, it is vital that we recognize and celebrate the diverse identities and experiences of all individuals. Disability Pride Month is celebrated each year in July. It is a movement that plays a crucial role in fostering empowerment, challenging societal biases,…

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2023 YW Pride Activities

Jun 14, 2023 Comments Off on 2023 YW Pride Activities

>1 min. read At YWCA Spokane, we looked for additional ways to celebrate the LGBTQIA2S+ communities in the week leading up to this year’s Pride Parade and Festival. From using chalk on our sidewalks, to rock painting and designing posters, we made space for both our staff and community members…

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Recap | February Pathways Forward: Prevention Efforts

Feb 10, 2023 Comments Off on Recap | February Pathways Forward: Prevention Efforts

LOCAL EXPERTS JOIN YWCA SPOKANE TO DISCUSS PREVENTION EFFORTS FOR YOUTH During Teen Domestic Violence Awareness Month, YWCA Spokane was joined by Citlalli Briseño, Program Supervisor for Mujeres in Action, and Kami LaMoreaux, Violence Prevention Coordinator for Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition, to speak about their work with young people.…

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2022 Transformations Self-Care Celebration Recap

Jan 25, 2023 Comments Off on 2022 Transformations Self-Care Celebration Recap

Join us in celebrating the success of our recent Transformations Self-Care Celebration event! Last year was a milestone year for one of our youth programs called Transformations. After a two year pause due to the pandemic, we were able to bring back our summer empowerment camp called Transformations Camp through…

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DVAM 2022 – Recap

Nov 1, 2022 Comments Off on DVAM 2022 – Recap

This Domestic Violence Action Month was an absolute success! Over 400 community members connected with YWCA Spokane through training, outreach, and events this October. Together, we raised awareness and took action towards change in our community. See a recap of our DVAM activities below! Impact View this post on Instagram  …

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Recap | October Pathways Forward: Centering Survivors

Oct 24, 2022 Comments Off on Recap | October Pathways Forward: Centering Survivors

  Local experts join ywca spokane to discuss impacts to domestic violence survivors of current legislative changes (>1 minute read)   During this year’s Week Without Violence, YWCA Spokane was joined by Sarah Dixit, Public Affair Manager of Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington & North Idaho, and Gonzaga Law Professor…

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Staff Spotlight – Rachel Dannen

Aug 26, 2022 Comments Off on Staff Spotlight – Rachel Dannen

We would like to take this opportunity to spotlight Rachel & wish her well! In December of 2020, we welcomed Rachel Dannen to our team as our new Racial & Social Justice Intern, a position created to help further the work of our agency’s Racial & Social Justice (RSJ) Committee.…

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Transformations Camp 2022

Aug 25, 2022 Comments Off on Transformations Camp 2022

Last week was a powerful week at YWCA Spokane! In partnership with SWAG (Strong Women Achieving Greatness) we held an empowerment camp called Transformations Camp. This week long camp, facilitated by Jaime Stacey, centered the experience of 11-16 year old’s who identify as young women of color. Each day the…

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Prevention Team Celebration At Rogers

Jun 3, 2022 Comments Off on Prevention Team Celebration At Rogers

YWCA Spokane’s Prevention Team Celebrates the Recent Successful Completion of an Educational Series at John R. Rogers High School Focused on Health Relationships & Dating Violence During the spring semester, the YWCA Spokane Prevention Team spent one day a week for five weeks with students in a Rogers High School…

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Last Chance To Support Survivors During DVAM!

Oct 29, 2021 Comments Off on Last Chance To Support Survivors During DVAM!

October is Domestic Violence Action Month (DVAM) & YWCA Spokane Looks To Raise $50,000 by October 31st! Throughout the last several weeks, we have offered the Spokane community many ways to spread awareness and step into action during DVAM. In addition, we are looking to raise $50,000 in critical funds…

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Pathways Forward: Domestic Violence In Spokane Recap

Oct 28, 2021 Comments Off on Pathways Forward: Domestic Violence In Spokane Recap

YWCA Spokane and Local Experts Chart Pathways Forward In A Talk About Domestic Violence in Spokane Thank you to everyone who joined us for YWCA Spokane’s Pathways Forward roundtable event. This year, YWCA Spokane launched our new Pathways Forward series to begin having progress-minded conversations as we enter the post-pandemic…

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Thank You Premera Social Impact Fund!

Mar 26, 2021 Comments Off on Thank You Premera Social Impact Fund!

YWCA Spokane would like to express our gratitude to Premera’s Social Impact Fund for supporting our mental health program for trauma survivors. This year has brought home the importance of mental health care as more people than ever report increased negative mental health symptoms related to isolation, job loss and…

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Meet Stephanie

Oct 8, 2020 Comments Off on Meet Stephanie

Our therapy practice is empowerment-based and our therapists are committed to helping survivors of intimate partner domestic violence and their families heal and grow. We wanted to get to know our incredible therapists a little more, so we asked them a few questions. Meet Stephanie Nave, associate Mental Health Therapist…

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Meet Morgan

Oct 8, 2020 Comments Off on Meet Morgan

Our therapy practice is empowerment-based and our therapists are committed to helping survivors of intimate partner domestic violence and their families heal and grow. We wanted to get to know our incredible therapists a little more, so we asked them a few questions. Meet Morgan Colburn, Director of Counseling, Advocacy…

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Meet Brit

Oct 7, 2020 Comments Off on Meet Brit

Our therapy practice is empowerment-based and our therapists are committed to helping survivors of intimate partner domestic violence and their families heal and grow. We wanted to get to know our incredible therapists a little more, so we asked them a few questions. Meet Brit Wilson, Associate Therapist at YWCA…

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Meet Melva

Oct 6, 2020 Comments Off on Meet Melva

Our therapy practice is empowerment-based and our therapists are committed to helping survivors of intimate partner domestic violence and their families heal and grow. We wanted to get to know our incredible therapists a little more, so we asked them a few questions. Meet Melva Moore, the Director of Mental…

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