June 18, 2020 Like so many across this community and country, we are outraged by the devastating impacts of police violence and systemic racism. Change is long overdue. As a domestic and sexual violence service provider, we do recognize and value the critical role that law enforcement and the justice system can play in protecting… Read more »
June 9, 2020 At YWCA Missoula we continue to be outraged by the violence and deaths of Black people in America due to police brutality. We stand with YWCAs across the country– including YWCA St. Paul, where George Floyd was a member of a training program and working to improve his future– to demand justice… Read more »
June 1: This week, we are reopening the YWCA offices to the public. We closed our main office doors back in March in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, and since that time only our essential services for domestic and sexual violence survivors and homeless families have been available. Our goal is to reduce barriers to our… Read more »
May 1: Our Secret Seconds Thrift Stores are re-opening under the country’s guidelines for Phase 1. We have some new protocols in place to protect everyone’s health and safety: -Please wear a face mask/ covering when entering the stores -Maximum store capacity is 20 people -Please keep a physical distance of 6 feet from others in… Read more »
YWCA Weekly Watch, April 25, 2020: A video update from Planet Kids manager, Trish Christensen, about how COVID-19 has impacted our supervised visitation programs, and why these services are so critical during this time.
YWCA Weekly Watch, April 20, 2020: A video update from Pathways shelter coordinator, Chris Young-Greer, about how to help a friend or neighbor who is being abused in quarantine.
YWCA Weekly Watch, April 13, 2020: Video update from GUTS! manager, Roe Erin, about how COVD-19 is affecting GUTS! programming and funding.
YWCA Weekly Watch, April 6, 2020: Video update from emergency housing coordinator, Stephanie Wright, about the impact that shelter-in-place policies have on homeless families.
YWCA Weekly Watch, March 30, 2020: Here is a short video update from executive director, Cindy Weese, about what we’re doing right now to help victims of domestic violence during the COVID-19 crisis.
March 24, 2020 update: The YWCA office remains closed to the public. However, you can reach the office via phone, Monday- Friday, 10am- 4 pm at 543-6691. Call the 24/7 crisis line with any questions or concerns about domestic or sexual violence: 542-1944 or 800-483-7858.