Stories tagged: ywca
UPDATED: Wed., May 13, 2020
For the past seven years, Karina Berven has spent her extra time working as a relief advocate at the YWCA’s shelter for victims of intimate partner violence.
Fri., May 8, 2020
Though the Spokane Police Department’s domestic violence cases are not on the rise, neither the department nor victim advocacy groups think those numbers are indicative of the true problem. The …
Fri., Feb. 28, 2020
The justices lauded the Family Justice Center, which combines investigators, prosecutors and victim advocates under one roof to assist the large number of Spokane County residents experiencing some type of …
Mon., Oct. 14, 2019
The Thomas S. Foley United States Courthouse was originally envisioned as a joint federal and municipal building, but voters failed to pass a $10.4 million bond to combine the two …
Sun., Oct. 6, 2019
Marion Moos was a farm wife for many years before she began to realize that the rights of women were being neglected. This sparked a quest for equality that would …
Wed., Feb. 6, 2019
Spokane firefighters forced open 2 long-lost safes in Spokane’s old Rainier brewery. Here’s what they found.
Spokane firefighters recovered dozens of engraved, silver dishes, pottery by a renowned local artist and 58-year-old check for $2 when they opened a safe discovered during training exercises at the …
Sat., Jan. 5, 2019
Commission says former YWCA adjacent to Spokane Falls is historic, approves demolition to make way for towers
Removal of the complex – a collection including what remains of a 127-year-old brewery and YWCA structures 1965 – was in doubt after a hold was placed on the demolition …
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018
The YWCA has announced the names of the nine women it will be honoring at its 36th annual Women of Achievement luncheon on Oct. 4 at the Davenport Grand.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018
Several YWCA legal advocates recognized area law enforcement Thursday morning at the fifth annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Breakfast at the facility’s West Central building on Monroe Street.
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017
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
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
For 35 years, the YWCA in Spokane has held an annual Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon.
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The YWCA of Spokane is seeking nominations for its 2016 Women of Achievement Awards. Awards are given in six categories:
Fri., March 25, 2016
Actress Ashley Judd will be the keynote speaker at the YWCA of Spokane’s 2016 fund-raising luncheon.
Thu., Oct. 29, 2015
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
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
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
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
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 …