VISTA Creates Database to Track Homeless Families

You may think databases don’t sound too exciting, but for the Ada’s Place Emergency and Transitional Housing Program databases are the cat’s meow. Our AmeriCorps VISTA member has been hard at work since July evaluating our grant reports and intake forms and consulting with Cedar Mountain Software to create a database for collecting statistics and… Read more »

Girls’ Voices Debuts at LUNAFEST 2013!

LEAD is a project of the GUTS (Girls Using Their Strengths!) program of the YWCAMissoula. Every other week, high school girls meet to discuss issues and ideas important to them. These girls are currently collecting stories from young women in our community that will  inspire a spoken word piece, asking questions such as: What do you want… Read more »

A Crisis of a Different Sort

There’s nothing like the smell of sewage wafting from the basement to start a cold Tuesday morning at our confidential domestic violence shelter. When a pipe burst in the shelter’s back yard recently, Pathways staff members had to manage a crisis of a different kind: the possibility that there may be no running water for residents while… Read more »

YWCA Missoula Herstory

Strong Alone. Fearless Together.  In 1894, YWCA USA established Traveler’s Aid services to women who were traveling across the country to larger cities in the West in search of work. YWCA Missoula began as such an agency on April 5, 1911. The organization began with one room across the street from the Post Office on Cedar Street, which is now Broadway…. Read more »