Domestic Violence

Celebrating Success in Gun Safety Amidst Recent Supreme Court Decision

Jun 24, 2024 Comments Off on Celebrating Success in Gun Safety Amidst Recent Supreme Court Decision

I am grateful to be able to share some good news with you today about one of the ways we’re collaborating with law enforcement to prevent senseless violence and protect survivors.

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Mission Moment – 24hr Helpline

May 1, 2024 Comments Off on Mission Moment – 24hr Helpline

About YWCA Spokane’s helpline operates 24/7. Shelter advocates assist over 3,000 individuals annually with safety planning, making referrals for other services, and providing general information about domestic violence. The helpline is available via phone call, text, or email to allow the community to contact us in the safest and most…

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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 – DV Support Advocacy

Nov 1, 2023 Comments Off on Mission Moment – DV Support Advocacy

About DV Support Advocacy YWCA Spokane’s Domestic Violence Support Advocacy creates a welcoming and nonjudgmental space for survivors to unpack the complexities of their situation and feel heard. Through the intake process, Support Advocates listen to what the survivor’s current needs are and offer options. A component of this first…

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Recap | Pathways Forward: Digital Abuse & DV

Oct 25, 2023 Comments Off on Recap | Pathways Forward: Digital Abuse & DV

A discussion on how digital abuse impacts survivors of domestic violence and tips for prevention 2 min. read VIEW RECORDING On October 18th, as part of our Domestic Violence Action Month campaign, we held a Pathways Forward discussion on the tactics and impacts of digital abuse with Émilie St-Pierre (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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DVAM Action Kit

Sep 1, 2023 Comments Off on DVAM Action Kit

Take Action with YWCA Spokane this October The month of October is nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Action Month. During October, YWCA Spokane looks to increase awareness about the prevalence of domestic violence in our community, inspire action that is focused on creating lasting change, and encourage community-wide participation. We…

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Why Language Access Matters…For Everybody

Jun 27, 2023 Comments Off on Why Language Access Matters…For Everybody

4 min. read Mujeres in Action is the first organization in the Spokane region dedicated to serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence from the Latino/a/x communities. Over the past year, MiA has been working with the courts and county sheriff’s department concerning language access for limited English proficiency (LEP)…

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End the Violence Toolkit Launch

May 10, 2023 Comments Off on End the Violence Toolkit Launch

Domestic Violence Requires A Community Response Yesterday, May 9th, 2023, the Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition (SRDVC), in collaboration with Providence Health, officially launched the End the Violence Toolkit for businesses. The toolkit serves as a resource for employers on how to educate their staff on domestic violence issues. YWCA…

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Thriving Now – Recap

Apr 7, 2023 Comments Off on Thriving Now – Recap

A Conversation on domestic violence On April 5th, 2023, YWCA Spokane hosted a conversation on domestic violence with Askia Underwood, a domestic violence survivor recently featured in Uncovered: The Secrets We Hide. Watch Askia’s story here. Thriving Now is a powerful first-hand account of how domestic violence can turn someone’s…

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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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Mission Moment – Prevention Efforts

Feb 1, 2023 Comments Off on Mission Moment – Prevention Efforts

Purpose At its core, violence prevention is about ending cycles of abuse. YWCA Spokane’s prevention efforts focus on doing this with teens by “Holding space to have conversations with teenagers about relationships that they don’t normally have with adults in their lives,” according to Lizbeth Reyes, Prevention Coordinator. She sees…

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TDVAM 2023

Feb 1, 2023 Comments Off on TDVAM 2023

Every February, a month long national initiative takes place to bring awareness to teen dating violence. Similar to intimate partner domestic violence, teen dating violence can take on many different forms and has a significant impact on our community. When we think about abuse, physical abuse is the first form…

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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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Legal Advocacy Services Guide

Aug 25, 2022 Comments Off on Legal Advocacy Services Guide

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 often receive…

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Domestic Violence Protection Orders: Frequently Asked Questions

Aug 25, 2022 Comments Off on Domestic Violence Protection Orders: Frequently Asked Questions

Domestic Violence Protection Orders: Frequently Asked Questions If you are applying for or considering a protection order, our team of legal advocates has put together a list of frequently asked questions for you to review. If you choose to review the answers, they can help you prepare for an appointment…

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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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Day 20: Reproductive Justice & Systemic Racism

May 27, 2022 Comments Off on Day 20: Reproductive Justice & Systemic Racism

| CHALLENGE | DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4 | DAY 5 | DAY 6 | DAY 7 | DAY 8 | DAY 9 | DAY 10 | DAY 11 | DAY 12 | DAY 13 | DAY 14 | DAY 15 | DAY 16…

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