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Planet Kids Needs More PEDAL Power

Planet Kids is in need of some donations. We need some kind souls to donate any pedal- or foot-powered kids’ vehicles. It would be great if they have a battery pack that can be removed and are foot-driven! These are some of the favorite toys for the kids to play with, but from overuse our… Read more »

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Secret Seconds Never Goes Out of Style

This weekend’s Secret Seconds half off sale was wildly successful! If you missed this one, no worries. Come see us at the next half off sale in November.     Here are a few gems that were miraculously passed over this weekend.   Come check them out!     Happy shopping… Posted by Shelby, Secret… Read more »

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Pet Advocate Needed for Shelter Family!

The YWCA Pet Advocate program is in need of a Pet Advocate to foster a 7-year-old female boxer/pit bull mix and her adorable 1-month old puppy. The dogs’ owner, *Samantha, is staying at the YWCA domestic violence shelter with her four children. She came to Missoula after fleeing from her abusive partner in another state and knows absolutely no… Read more »

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YWCA Provides a Gateway to Housing for Homeless Families

YWCA Missoula’s Gateway Assessment Center – part of our Ada’s Place program – offers seven motel rooms to house homeless families for up to 50 days. Our case manager meets with homeless families on a weekly basis for intake and assessment and provides referrals for finding employment, housing, transportation and legal counsel. Fifty days can feel like a… Read more »

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Join Our Team!

Join a team of dynamic, passionate and hardworking women dedicated to making Missoula a safe and welcoming place for everyone.    Pathways Clinical Coordinator The Pathways Clinical Coordinator is responsible for providing clinical supervision and expertise to the YWCA staff and volunteers. Specifically, this position will oversee the Sexual Assault Services and the Support Group… Read more »

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GUTSY Summer Happenings!

Ahhhh Springtime! In Missoula, spring is the beginning of warm weather, Chaco sandals and outdoor barbecues. For the YWCA’s Girls Using Their Strengths (GUTS!) program, springtime means wrapping up our after-school and lunchtime groups to make way for mapping our routes, dusting off backpacks, patching tents, applying for backpacking permits and prepping girls for our Summer Outdoor Adventures! It’s… Read more »

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YWCA Missoula Hiring AmeriCorps VISTAs for Domestic Violence and Housing Programs

The YWCA depends on hundreds of volunteers to help provide services to men, women, and children in our community. Volunteers cook meals, answer the crisis line and facilitate support groups – just to name a few. Some volunteers dedicate an entire year of full-time service in our Pathways Children’s Programand Transitional Housing Programs. These AmeriCorps Volunteers In Service… Read more »

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YWCA Missoula Secret Seconds Thrift Store Still Open During Expansion!

Some exciting changes are happening at the YWCA Missoula Secret Seconds Thrift Store on Broadway. You may have heard that we’re expanding! Our new store will be about twice as big, with 5800 square feet of added space. So we’ll be able to fit way more stuff and some larger items like furniture. And don’t worry, we plan to stay… Read more »

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Planet Kids, Supervised Visitation  

What is Supervised Visitation?           Supervised visitation allows parents in high conflict or high-risk situations access to their children in a safe and supervised environment.  Supervised visitation is used to protect children and the custodial parents from potentially dangerous situations while allowing parental access for the non-custodial parents and providing support for the parent child relationship. It… Read more »

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Racial Justice Through Health Care

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” – Dr. Martin Luther King  We have all seen firsthand how America’s flawed health care system hurts our clients, our colleagues, our friends and our families. Because the YWCA is committed to racial justice, we also recognize that some Americans… Read more »