Survivor Story

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…


Raise Your Voice, Share Your STORY

Dec 14, 2020 Comments Off on Raise Your Voice, Share Your STORY

Written by Teresa Dixon, Women’s Opportunity Center Services Manager For many individuals who have experienced intimate partner domestic violence (IPDV) the longing to share their stories can be a powerful influence in the move toward reclaiming their lives. It is a way to make sense of senseless experiences while also…


Resilience Exemplified: A Client Story

Dec 7, 2020 Comments Off on Resilience Exemplified: A Client Story

Resilience exemplified: a client story Finding peace, meaning, and connection after trauma can be extremely challenging. Survivors of domestic violence do it every day. At YWCA Spokane, we support them along their individiual journey. Check out this survivor’s story, read by this survivor’s advocate! Confidentiality Notice Please note, the story…


A Survivor’s Story – Teresa

Oct 14, 2020 Comments Off on A Survivor’s Story – Teresa

The Moments That Shape Fulfillment The Below Reflections Were Written By Teresa Dixon, A YWCA Spokane Team Member Who Once Was A Client Staying At Our Safe Shelter In 2008, when my children and I lived in the YWCA safe shelter, I was overwhelmed with feelings of anger, fear and…