YOUNG WOMENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION

aka YWCA Spokane   |   Spokane, WA   |  ywcaspokane.org

Mission

YWCA Spokane is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. YWCA Spokane is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. We believe in a community where all women and children have a safe place to live. A place where women have the opportunity to earn a livable wage and families can live free from violence, in peace, and with dignity.

Ruling year info

1942

CEO

Jeanette Hauck

Main address

930 N Monroe

Spokane, WA 99201 USA

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EIN

91-0565025

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Protection Against and Prevention of Neglect, Abuse, Exploitation (I70)

Employment Training (J22)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

YWCA Spokane provides a lifeline for women, children and families in Spokane who are impacted by poverty, domestic violence, homelessness, and unemployment. Domestic violence (DV) is a silent epidemic--most cases are invisible to society. It is estimated that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 7 men experience domestic violence. In Spokane there were over 14,500 dv related calls to local law enforcement in 2017 with domestic violence being the #1 call to 911. Family violence was identified as the top area of concern in a 2018 community needs assessment conducted by the Spokane Regional Health District and Priority Spokane. Domestic violence cases account for 25% of all criminal cases in our community. The YWCA is Spokane’s only state-recognized domestic violence program for victims and survivors. Our services are free, confidential, and designed to empower survivors through knowledge and connection to resources as well as to provide support to children and families through our ECEAP program.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Domestic Violence Victim's Services

The goal of our program is to work cooperatively with other local service organizations to end domestic violence in Spokane County and provide support to victims of intimate partner violence and their children.

The tools we rely on to achieve this goal are education, empowerment, advocacy, support, counseling, shelter, legal services, and job readiness.
 
The YWCA Spokane is the only state-certified domestic violence program in Spokane County and offers both prevention and intervention services, including: advocacy-based counseling (utilizing both individual and group formats), safety planning, economic empowerment programming, referral to community resources, provision of basic needs (e.g., food, clothing, transportation), emergency shelter, and legal services to assist victims in seeking Civil Orders for Protection and navigating the court systems.

The vast majority of our target population is adult women and their accompanying children who live in the City of Spokane and Spokane County and are in need of physical and/or emotional safety from their abusive partners. The diverse population we serve includes survivors of all ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, ages and abilities.

Population(s) Served
Families
Children and youth

Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program
 
The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP, pronounced "e-cap") helps children and families get ready for kindergarten. ECEAP is funded by Washington state and is free to enrolled families.Compared to similar children who do not attend, children in programs like ECEAP are:
~Healthier when they start kindergarten.
~More likely to graduate from high school and go onto college.
~More likely to be employed and to earn more as an adult.
~Less likely to be in special education or repeat a grade in school.
~Less likely to become pregnant as a teen or become involved in a crime.

(data from Washington State Department of Early Education(http://www.del.wa.gov/care/find-hs-eceap/help.aspx) )

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Initiated in 2006, the mission of the YWCA Women's Opportunity Center is to empower women by expanding opportunities for them to pursue their goals by increasing their access to resources, raising their incomes, and providing opportunities for them to enhance their employment-related skills.

To support Spokane’s economically disadvantaged women, the Women’s Opportunity Center implements the following programs and services:

JOB READINESS CENTER: The main focus of this component is assisting clients in removing barriers to employment, so that they might enhance their job readiness and further their financial autonomy.  This is accomplished through job readiness workshops that include goal setting, resume writing, interviewing techniques and follow-up peer support.

OUR SISTER’S CLOSET: As Spokane’s low-income women search for gainful employment; they are oftentimes challenged by cultural expectations related to appearance and appropriate workplace dress. Clients of the Women’s Opportunity Center are provided interviewing clothing and when a job is secured a second trip for work related clothing.

COMPUTER LAB: The main focus of the lab will be one-on-one and small group computer skill building instruction (i.e., typing skills; Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; and personal/family budgeting with Excel). Along with this there will be open time allotted for public access to lab and internet services.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adults

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board of directors
as of 1/5/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Laura McAloon

McAloon Law

Term: 2019 - 2021


Board co-chair

Mireya Fitzloff

Mary Cameron

Moss Adams

Amy Biviano

CPA

Shannon Kapek

Community Volunteer

Nancy Norbury Harter

Numerica Credit Union

Claire Roberts

Umpqua Bank

April Anderson

Randall Danskin

Susan Ashe

Health Sciences & Services Authority

Camille Christiansen

Moss Adams

Marlene Feist

City of Spokane

Mireya Fitzloff

Mc Kinstry

Erica Hallock

Council for a Strong America

Ann Hurst

Providence Health & Services

Catherine Kashork

Providence Health & Services

Laura Mc Aloon

Witherspoon Brajcich Mc Phee

Shantel Nydegger

Kalispel Tribe of Indians and Northern Quest Resort & Casino

Tracie Meidl

Spokane Police Department

Julie Schaffer

Gonzaga University School of Law

Julie Schmidt

Itron

Leeanne Scott

Risk Lens

Ashley Steward

Potlatch Corporation

Laura Vickers

Avista Corporation

Debbie Zimmerman

John L. Scott Real Estate

Kate Burke

Office of Senator Andy Billig

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/08/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data