Stories tagged: YWCA
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017
Housing for abuse survivors reopening
More than a year after Spokane lost a significant chunk of its housing for domestic violence survivors, four more apartments will be open to women and children rebuilding their lives …
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017
Domestic Violence Action Month draws attention to underreported problem
The first time Aida Ortiz expressed concerns about her marriage, her mostly Catholic family encouraged her to keep it together. But her husband’s fits of rage became more frequent, and …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 3:08 p.m.
YWCA honors seven women for community service
For 35 years, the YWCA in Spokane has held an annual Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon.
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
Italian-themed fundraiser benefits YWCA domestic violence shelter
An Italian-themed fundraiser of wine, art and entertainment to benefit the YMCA domestic violence shelter is set to be held at the Barrister Winery from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday.
Mon., June 26, 2017
Then and now: Spokane Amateur Athletic Club
Spokane was booming in the 1890s, the population was growing rapidly and clubs, lodges and fraternal organizations were bursting at the seams. The Spokane Amateur Athletic Club organized in 1891 …
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 8:55 p.m.
Man arrested for indecent exposure in YWCA parking lot
A man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he exposed himself to several children and police officers in the YWCA parking lot at 930 N. Monroe St.
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
Developer plans $60 million towers for old YWCA site on north bank of Spokane River
Spokane developer Larry Stone has proposed a $60 million project for the old YWCA site on the north bank of the Spokane River.
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 3:17 p.m.
Speaker and date announced for the 2017 Women of Achievement Awards
New York Times bestseller, Janine Latus, will be the keynote speaker for the 2017 Women of Achievement Awards hosted by the YWCA.
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
Spokane seeks ‘revenge porn’ bill mirroring Washington law
The Spokane Police Department has seen a handful of “revenge porn” cases in the past month, prompting a push to make sharing explicit images without consent a crime in the …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 3 p.m.
YWCA sculpture a symbol of new beginnings
Debra Garrett, a longtime YWCA supporter, wanted a piece of art to honor people who fall victim to domestic violence. She turned to Ildikó Kalapács to bring her vision to …
Sun., Oct. 30, 2016, 4 a.m.
Domestic violence deaths on the rise in Spokane County and state despite new approaches to addressing issue
Four headlines, all from the month of October, speak volumes about domestic violence in the Spokane community.
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016
Free cupcakes draw attention to campaign to end domestic violence
Everyone knows there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but there is such a thing as free mini-cupcakes on Thursday at Sweet Frostings Blissful Bakeshop, 15 S. Washington St. …
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, 1:09 p.m.
Ashley Judd cancels Friday keynote at YWCA luncheon, but event will go on as planned
Ashley Judd, the keynote speaker at Friday’s YWCA Women of Achievement Luncheon, has canceled due to a medical emergency, organizers of the event said Wednesday.
Tue., June 28, 2016, noon
Fresh Sheet: Long-gone chili parlor’s recipe published
Downtown Spokane restaurant that closed in 1961 has chili recipe included in new cookbook of lost recipes, and other food-related news from around the Inland Northwest.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 4:48 p.m.
YWCA seeks nominations for women awards
The YWCA of Spokane is seeking nominations for its 2016 Women of Achievement Awards. Awards are given in six categories:
Fri., March 25, 2016, 10:23 a.m.
Ashley Judd to speak at annual YWCA fund-raiser
Actress Ashley Judd will be the keynote speaker at the YWCA of Spokane’s 2016 fund-raising luncheon.
Thu., Oct. 29, 2015
Editorial: Domestic violence victims get one-stop service
Thanks to partnership among law enforcement, prosecutors and the YWCA, domestic violence victims have a one-stop place for legal assistance and counseling.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 26, 2015, 10:41 p.m.
Domestic violence victims find hope in YWCA program
Less than a year into a new partnership between the YWCA, law enforcement and prosecutors, domestic violence victim advocates say they’re already seeing a difference.
Fri., Feb. 13, 2015
Spokane Family Justice Center combines range of domestic violence services
Most members of Spokane’s Regional Domestic Violence Team weren’t present to see the ribbon-cutting for their new offices. Instead, they were in court, working to provide support to victims and …
Sat., May 24, 2014
Connection to clients fuels YWCA’s Regina Malveaux
Along a wall outside the administrative offices of the YWCA of Spokane are images of Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee of Liberia, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Pakistani …
Thu., Oct. 10, 2013
YWCA campaign aimed at raising domestic violence awareness
The YWCA is passing 10 purple purses around town during October, creating awareness about domestic violence and hoping to collect enough online purse check-ins to earn a $10,000 grant from …
Sat., Aug. 31, 2013
Domestic violence shelter set to open
Domestic violence victims fleeing abusive partners will have a new housing option next month when the YWCA opens a new confidential safe shelter in Spokane Valley. The YWCA already operates …
Fri., Feb. 15, 2013
Rising against abuse
One in three women will be abused in her lifetime. Sarah Foley said that statistic shocks a lot of people.
Thu., Oct. 11, 2012
YWCA women’s lunch Oct. 25
Tickets are available for the 30th annual Women of Achievement Benefit Luncheon on Oct. 25. Naomi Tutu, daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, will speak at the luncheon.
Wed., Sept. 26, 2012
Anthony’s bid highest
The company that owns Anthony’s restaurant in downtown Spokane has submitted the highest bid to buy the city-owned building the restaurant occupies overlooking Spokane Falls. But some Spokane City Council …
Fri., March 23, 2012
Y’s ‘Crown’ sparkles despite cancellation
About 100 women were queens for a day Thursday. The women, all clients of the YWCA, got their hair cut, colored and coiffed, picked out new outfits, and were treated …
Thu., March 22, 2012
Queen Latifah brings motivational message to INB tonight
Spokane will get an opportunity to share an evening with the queen at the INB Performing Arts Center tonight – not her royal highness of the British monarchy, but rather …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2012
Spa show to help YWCA
This weekend’s Health Beauty Spa Show at Spokane Community College’s Lair benefits the YWCA’s Alternatives to Domestic Violence Program in two ways: A portion of the proceeds supports the program, …
Wed., Nov. 2, 2011, 1:26 p.m.
Queen Latifah coming to Spokane
Queen Latifah will come to Spokane March 22 for ” A Conversation with the Queen.”
Thu., March 31, 2011
Victims of same abuser find friendship in court
Andrea Oton and A’Lesha Markee have always considered themselves outspoken women – not the kind to be pushed around. But as each woman discovered, anyone can become a victim when …