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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »