YWCA of Spokane - Alternatives to Domestic Violence
YWCA of Spokane
Confidential Shelters house more than 40 women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Safe shelters are located in Spokane and Spokane Valley. As confidential shelters, their locations are not advertised. .
We are the only state recognized domestic violence service provider in Spokane County, with the ability to address the therapeutic needs of the women and children.
The YWCA's primary goal is to empower women.
YWCA Alternatives to Domestic Violence
24-hour Domestic Violence Helpline
If our shelters are full, women are taken to a hotel or motel--no one is ever turned away. Your call is anonymous.
The women who are served in the domestic violence program are not uneducated, helpless women. Some are lawyers and doctors. Domestic violence is often about control issues in the home. It can develop subtly, slowly, with deceit and the intent to entrap.
Those who carry out domestic violence will isolate women from family, deprive them of access to cash or credit cards, and tell them they are not capable of finding a job or doing anything to support themselves.
Some of the services offered to women escaping from an abusive relationship are
YWCA's Child Advocate Program
This program is for children in the shelter who have seen abuse or been abused. Children who have experienced such trauma may experience learning and development issues.