YWCA USA 2019 National Conference

Categories: Advocacy, Awards, Community, Education and Training, Events, Get Involved
“Not every YWCA has a pool, but we help women when they feel like they are drowning.” —Alejandra Y. Castillo, YWCA USA CEO YWCA Spokane was thrilled to join YWCAs all over the country in Washington, DC, last week for YWCA USA’s 2019 National Conference! Over 400 attendees from across the country gathered together to DARE …

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Legal Advocacy Services Guide

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Legal terms can be tricky. Understanding the difference between a protection order and a restraining order doesn’t come up often in day-to-day life, unless your favorite crime show mentions it; however, in cases of Domestic Violence, these terms and rules can be crucial for a survivor’s safety. We receive questions often about what our legal …

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YWCA Spokane Hosts Danger Assessment Training

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Content advisory: This blog post discusses domestic violence homicide, including statistics and risk factors, in detail. If you find yourself distressed or triggered by this topic, you may wish to skip this or have a support plan ready for yourself. Our 24-hour helpline is always available if you have questions or need to talk to …

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YWCA Spokane Hosts Address Confidentiality Program Training

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On May 17, YWCA Spokane hosted an Address Confidentiality Program Training to teach our advocates about the program and how to become certified to help survivors be safe in their homes. What is Address Confidentiality Program? The Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) is part of a safety plan that gives survivors of Domestic Violence a P.O. …

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Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence

Categories: Advocacy, Community, Education and Training, Get Involved, Impact
YWCA Spokane Conducts An Important training on Human trafficking From a recent employee survey, YWCA Spokane identified that almost half of our domestic violence advocates and counselors expressed having worked with a client who either self-disclosed or was suspected to be a victim of human trafficking.  As a response, one of YWCA Spokane’s Domestic Violence …

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