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UPDATED: Wed., May 13, 2020

Spokane middle school teacher spends spare time as advocate at YWCA domestic violence shelter

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.

Advocacy groups offer texting line for domestic violence victims

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 …

Washington Supreme Court justices tour domestic violence services in Spokane

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 …

Then and Now: Federal courthouse in downtown Spokane

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 …

YWCA to honor Marion Moos with lifetime achievement award

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 …

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 …

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 …

YWCA announces 2018 Women of Achievement honorees

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

7 law enforcement officers recognized for domestic violence work by Spokane YWCA

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.

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 …

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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 …

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 …

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.

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. …

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.

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.

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:

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.

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

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …