Women’s Opportunity Center

Mission Moment – WOC Classes

Jun 4, 2024 Comments Off on Mission Moment – WOC Classes

About The Women’s Opportunity Center (WOC) offers a safe, supportive, and confidential environment for survivors of trauma so they can rest, recover, and rebuild. These learning opportunities are designed to foster healing after trauma while nurturing a supportive community. All of these groups and classes are provided at absolutely no…

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Mission Moment – Our Sister’s Closet Volunteers

Jan 2, 2024 Comments Off on Mission Moment – Our Sister’s Closet Volunteers

About Our Sister’s Closet Our Sister’s Closet (OSC) is a free boutique of women’s clothing and necessities. It is available to anyone in the community who could benefit from this resource regardless of gender; clients do not have to prove income level or identify as survivors of intimate partner violence…

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Mission Moment – Women’s Opportunity Center

Mar 1, 2023 Comments Off on Mission Moment – Women’s Opportunity Center

PURPOSE YWCA Spokane’s Women’s Opportunity Center (WOC) offers a safe space for survivors of domestic violence to recover from trauma, explore economic growth, and build stability into their lives. WOC offers holistic, restorative services for those impacted by trauma. These groups and classes are aimed at supporting healing, wellness and…

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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…

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YWCA Offers Women Job Search Support & Mentorship

Jan 17, 2020 Comments Off on YWCA Offers Women Job Search Support & Mentorship

When asked how much community members know about YWCA Spokane free programs, most share their awareness of our wrap-around services for domestic violence victims/survivors, including our safe shelter. What many in Spokane are still unfamiliar with is the array of services we offer that focus on women’s economic empowerment, which…

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Thank you to Washington State DSHS BFET Program for their Inspirational Gift!

Dec 12, 2019 Comments Off on Thank you to Washington State DSHS BFET Program for their Inspirational Gift!

Thank you to Washington State DSHS BFET Program for your grant to benefit YWCA Spokane’s Women’s Opportunity Center Because of their amazing support, YWCA Spokane’s Women’s Opportunity Center will be able to provide more programs, classes, and availability for women experiencing domestic violence, homelessness, and/or unemployment. Washington State DSHS Basic…

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Thank You to the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services for Their Incredible Support!

Nov 28, 2019 Comments Off on Thank You to the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services for Their Incredible Support!

Thank you to DSHS for your grant to benefit YWCA Spokane’s Women to Work Program! Because of their amazing support, YWCA Spokane’s Women to Work program will continue to provide women with an Essentials Training Program for WorkFirst participants, including a family violence component. The Department of Social and Health…

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Thank You to Umpqua Bank for Your Major Contribution!

Nov 21, 2019 Comments Off on Thank You to Umpqua Bank for Your Major Contribution!

Thank you to Umpqua Bank for your grant to benefit YWCA Spokane’s Women’s Opportunity Center! Because of their amazing support, YWCA Spokane’s Women’s Opportunity Center can offer more programming to more women in need. Umpqua Bank‘s generosity will make a lasting impact on women and families experiencing unemployment, homelessness, and…

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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…

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Thank You to U.S. Bank for Your Incredible Contribution!

Oct 24, 2019 Comments Off on Thank You to U.S. Bank for Your Incredible Contribution!

Thank you to the U.S. Bank Foundation for your grant to benefit YWCA Spokane’s Women’s Opportunity Center! Because of their amazing support, YWCA Spokane’s Women’s Opportunity Center (WOC) will be able to provide job readiness to women experiencing homelessness and/or unemployment, as well as to survivors of Intimate Partner Domestic Violence…

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Thank You to the BNSF Foundation for Empowering Women with Your Gift!

Oct 3, 2019 Comments Off on Thank You to the BNSF Foundation for Empowering Women with Your Gift!

Thank you to the BNSF Railway Foundation for your grant to benefit YWCA Spokane’s Women’s Opportunity Center! Because of their amazing support, YWCA Spokane’s Women’s Opportunity Center (WOC) will be able to provide Economic Empowerment Advocacy to Intimate Partner Violence survivors. As many survivors are economically disenfranchised by their abuser, this service…

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Thank you to Bank of America for their Inspirational Gift!

Jul 11, 2019 Comments Off on Thank you to Bank of America for their Inspirational Gift!

Thank you to Bank of America for your grant to benefit YWCA Spokane’s Women’s Opportunity Center Because of their amazing support, YWCA Spokane’s Women’s Opportunity Center will be able to provide more programs, classes, and availability for women experiencing domestic violence, homelessness, and/or unemployment. Bank of America’s gift makes a…

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Thank You to Banner Bank for Your Fantastic Contribution!

Jul 4, 2019 Comments Off on Thank You to Banner Bank for Your Fantastic Contribution!

Thank you to Banner Bank for your grant to benefit YWCA Spokane’s Women’s Opportunity Center Because of their amazing support, YWCA Spokane’s Women’s Opportunity Center will be able to expand its reach to meet more women where they are at. Banner Bank’s gift to assist in programming, as well as…

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Thank You to Spokane County United Way for your Tremendous Support!

Jun 20, 2019 Comments Off on Thank You to Spokane County United Way for your Tremendous Support!

Thank you to the Spokane County United Way for your grant to benefit YWCA Spokane’s Advocacy and Counseling Program, as well as the Women’s Opportunity Center! Because of their amazing support, YWCA Spokane’s Advocacy Services and Women’s Opportunity Center will be able to reach more women and families in need…

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Donate Food & Make A Difference

Apr 7, 2019 Comments Off on Donate Food & Make A Difference

Make an impact this week by donating to YWCA Spokane! As our Domestic Violence Safe Shelter consistently feeds women and families escaping domestic violence, providing food to our agency makes a huge impact on those we serve. Please consider donating as part of our SundayImpact campaign this week! Help Us…

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FAQs on Donating to Our Sister’s Closet

Mar 28, 2019 Comments Off on FAQs on Donating to Our Sister’s Closet

Thank you for your interest in donating to Our Sister’s Closet! Your clothing donation makes the women we serve feel confident, positive, and ready to take on the world. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for helping us serve women in Spokane! If you’re unsure on where, how,…

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Client Testimony – Angelic

Feb 20, 2019 Comments Off on Client Testimony – Angelic

Thank you to Angelic for sharing your story with us! We are so thankful to Angelic for sharing her experience as a YWCA Spokane client with us. The following shares, in Angelic’s own words, how she came to YWCA Spokane and how her life has changed since she began participating…

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Volunteer Spotlight – Kendall DeRemer

Aug 6, 2017 Comments Off on Volunteer Spotlight – Kendall DeRemer

Kendall DeRemer is a 24-year-old student who volunteers with Our Sister’s Closet (OSC) at YWCA Spokane! She works as a personal stylist, facilitating appointments for women seeking clothing. We wanted to know why she decided to volunteer her time and presence with us and asked her a few questions–answers have been…

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Volunteer Spotlight – Brandi with Starbucks

Jan 12, 2017 Comments Off on Volunteer Spotlight – Brandi with Starbucks

YWCA Spokane would like to start the new year off by expressing our gratitude to one of our cherished volunteers, Brandi Kirk with Starbucks. As a part of Starbucks’s Pacific Northwest Women’s Development Network, Brandi has been able to consistently volunteer her time and services at the YWCA since late 2014. Brandi…

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Connie Is Feeling Confident, Polished, and Ready for Employment Success

Sep 17, 2016 Comments Off on Connie Is Feeling Confident, Polished, and Ready for Employment Success

We are celebrating Connie today, YWCA’s Women to Work program participant! Through a resource partnership with Super Cuts, Connie was able to receive a professional hair cut that has boosted her confidence and helped her feel prepared for the job search. “I just wanted to express my gratitude and thank you…

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