HUD Proposal on Equal Access Rule May Harm LGBTQ+ People

Categories: Advocacy, Community, Education and Training, Spokane Resources
Recently, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposed a rule that would weaken protections for LGBTQ+ individuals seeking refuge in shelters or seeking housing services. This rule provides shelters and housing services with the ability to create policies that could use sex as a determinant of who can access services. From the official ruling: This proposed …

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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 Calls For 2019 Women of Achievement Award Nominations

Categories: Awards, Community, Events, Fundraising, Get Involved, Impact
*YWCA Spokane is no longer accepting nominations for the 37th Annual Women of Achievement Awards.* The deadline to submit nominations is June 28th. If you have any questions or concerns, please email woa@ywcaspokane.org or call 509-789-9305. Since 1982, YWCA Spokane has honored women who are a force for positive change in our community. Established with …

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Bipartisan Reauthorization of VAWA

Categories: Advocacy, Community, Education and Training, Impact
We are proud to share YWCA Spokane’s CEO, Regina Malveaux, joined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Members of the House of Representatives at a press event on Thursday, March 7th, 2019, to introduce the bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. This critical, long-term legislation reaffirms protections for all women, men, and children, and …

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How to Support a Loved One in an Abusive Relationship

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How To Help A Friend Experiencing Domestic Violence When your friend or family member is in an abusive relationship, it can be incredibly difficult to navigate how to support them. Between keeping yourself safe and healthy, not wanting to make the situation worse, and feeling uncertain of your place in the situation, it can be …

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