Makayla’s Journey Of Surviving to Thriving

Oct 20, 2021 Comments Off on Makayla’s Journey Of Surviving to Thriving

Makayla’s Story “Makayla” is a domestic violence survivor and YWCA Spokane client who wanted to share her healing journey with the community. Makayla’s story focuses on how she went from surviving to healing and ultimately thriving. Her parting advice reminds survivors that they are not alone and deserve to be…


Supporter Highlight: Jean

Apr 2, 2021 Comments Off on Supporter Highlight: Jean

JEAN, you make an incredible difference. DonationS received Over the past few months, the YWCA Spokane community of staff, volunteers, and clients have joyously recieved many pieces of artwork from Jean Rice. Jean, pictured to the right, donated a collection of prints to YWCA Spokane. Jean hoped for the prints…


Expressive Arts For Survivors 2019

Oct 31, 2019 Comments Off on Expressive Arts For Survivors 2019

You Matter and Matter Absolutely Once a week, tucked in the safety of our YWCA building in downtown Spokane, Teresa, a facilitator in YWCA Spokane’s Women’s Opportunity Center, leads a group for women called Expressive Arts Group For Survivors where survivors of intimate partner violence use art as a tool…


Jill Is One Of Many

Jun 22, 2016 Comments Off on Jill Is One Of Many

IT TOOK ME 12 YEARS TO LEAVE HIM. “I married young and had 4 kids with a man I loved. I had a family I chose to dedicate my life to. He became my foundation after my parents’ divorce and my mom’s accident. “I didn’t recognize all the signs. They…


Becky’s Story

Dec 24, 2015 Comments Off on Becky’s Story

Becky never thought she would spend almost three years in prison. She had a great family and a typical childhood, but the events that occurred after that were not typical—not for Becky at least. “I took a wrong turn and made some really bad choices, and I ended up in…


Karrin’s Story

Jun 24, 2015 Comments Off on Karrin’s Story

Karrin was newly divorced and in a new relationship with someone who had a substance abuse problem. She said his addiction exasperated the domestic violence that began, “His background probably led to the abuse along with all those things you don’t know about until it’s too late. Karrin recounts the…