End the Violence Toolkit

Categories: Community, Education and Training, Impact, Spokane Resources
Spokane County has the highest rate of domestic violence in Washington State. Providence Health Care has awarded the Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition (SRDVC) $154,500 to support the creation and implementation of the End the Violence (ETV) Toolkit for businesses. This last year has heightened the need for such a toolkit. The COVID-19 pandemic has …

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Courageous Conversations

Categories: Community, Education and Training, Get Involved
YWCA Racial and Social Justice Facebook Group This year we have celebrated and mourned together through an intense period of growth and tragedy in our communities. Racial and social justice have come to the forefront after many abuses from various systems have been brought to light in the wake of George Floyd’s tragic death. Our …

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Consent and Prevention

Categories: Education and Training
What is Consent? Establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries allows us to feel comfortable in our friendships and relationships. How do you know where the boundaries are? You ask! Consent ensures everyone is on the same page about what they want to happen. It is a proactive expression of what everyone is comfortable with instead of …

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Domestic Violence and Firearms

Categories: Education and Training
Text reads: "The mere presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide for women by 500%"
Firearms and Domestic Violence Can Be A Volatile And Lethal Mix In a household where domestic violence is occurring, women are disproportionately affected by the presence of firearms. Spokane County has the highest reported rates of domestic violence in Washington State. Locally, it is estimated that Intimate Partner Domestic Violence (IPDV) affects 1 in 3 …

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Working Connections Childcare Expanded

Categories: Community, Other
In Spokane, the average cost of childcare for a preschool age child is $7,800 annually per child, more than many families can afford.  Many children are left at home with no supervision because parents need to work and cannot afford childcare. For many years, Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP), Head Start and many …

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