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Protection Order Clinic an essential service for survivors

While working from home is prescribed for all nonessential services, YWCA continues to offer the Domestic Violence Protection Order (PO) Clinic. “I’ve been asked by family and friends if I am still working,” said advocate Jessica Matthews. “The need for protection and shelter for women fleeing from an abusive partner does not diminish during a … Continue reading Protection Order Clinic an essential service for survivors


Advocates carry on

According to Director of Client Services, Mary Byrd, COVID-19 has done nothing to reduce the need for YWCA Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault services. “The shelters are nearly at capacity,” Mary said. “We are seeing some walk-ins and doing advocacy by phone as well as daily Protection Order Clinics. We are carrying on with the … Continue reading Advocates carry on


Advocate working with Whitman community, shelter during shutdown

Jessica Matthews, YWCA advocate and sexual assault victims advocate (SAVA) for Whitman Campus, continues to work as more businesses and activities shut down to slow the spread of COVID-19 infections. Available during Whitman shutdown Although many Whitman students left for Spring Break and will not be returning to campus, Jessica remains available to students, faculty, … Continue reading Advocate working with Whitman community, shelter during shutdown


COVID-19: Caring for our community

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To our community and our program participants: Your safety, and the safety of our program participants and staff, is our highest priority. Please continue to take care of yourself, and thank you for isolating for the good of our community. YWCA Walla Walla leadership continues to respond to the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) pandemic with measures designed to both … Continue reading COVID-19: Caring for our community


Gesa and Life Church part of amazing community

Denise Shives, 2019 Board President, presented two community awards at the Year in Review. The first went to Gesa Credit Union, our Business Partner of the Year. Gesa invited Denise and Executive Director Anne-Marie Zell Schwerin to their regional meeting to educate 500 Gesa employees about domestic violence, a great YWCA opportunity. The meeting concluded … Continue reading Gesa and Life Church part of amazing community