Love shouldn’t hurt; safety is possible

As service providers who work with hundreds of domestic violence survivors and victims every year, we are heartbroken and dismayed that three of our community members have been killed in the past year, allegedly at the hands of an abusive partner, leaving behind six children who will now grow up without their parents. These tragedies… Read more »

Afraid of Our Own

I hear people asking why local organizations are working on behalf of refugees when there are so many of “our own” in need of support. Often this question is accompanied by veiled or not-so-veiled Islamophobia or xenophobia, with the implication that Arab Americans are not real Americans, or that people do not enter this country… Read more »

YWCA Missoula Receives Grant from Plum Creek Foundation

MISSOULA – YWCA Missoula is pleased to announce it has received a $2,500 grant from the Plum Creek Foundation to update the Pathways Domestic Violence Shelter. YWCA Missoula’s Pathways program serves Missoula and rural communities of Western Montana to provide safety and refuge for women and their families when escaping domestic violence. The funds will… Read more »