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25th Leadership Luncheon celebrated hope

YWCA Walla Walla was honored to have a wonderful speaker at the 2024 luncheon, the leader of the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence for 17 years and the current strategic advisor, Nan Stoops. She shared stories from her work with domestic violence survivors. While many might consider that work discouraging, Nan approaches it with … Continue reading 25th Leadership Luncheon celebrated hope


2023 Believe gifts to date raised $80,134 for families in crisis

THE 2023 JUST BELIEVE YWCA party in September brought together a community dedicated to better lives for women and families. One-of-a-kind live and silent auction items – including treasures like Gonzaga basketball tickets (court side!); homemade, delivered soup meals; and a stunning handmade king-size quilt – focused on experiences that bring people together. After a … Continue reading 2023 Believe gifts to date raised $80,134 for families in crisis


Remembering lives lost, hope

Backlit colorful t-shirts hang in a shop window

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Action Month in October included numerous impactful events, including the Clothesline Project, a domestic violence vigil, and a candlelight walk. EMPOWERING VOICES WITH ART Thanks to an AAUW mini grant, the Clothesline Project spread awareness and solidarity from Walla Walla to Dayton. Student and community volunteers contributed beautiful messages and stories that graced … Continue reading Remembering lives lost, hope


The Clothesline Project: Raising awareness, honoring survivors

To mark October, Domestic Violence Action Month, YWCA Walla Walla will host The Clothesline Project. This nationwide movement amplifies the voices of survivors and victims of intimate partner violence, abuse, and sexual assault, while also raising awareness and understanding. Picture this: A clothesline hung with T-shirts, each one using words and pictures to tell a … Continue reading The Clothesline Project: Raising awareness, honoring survivors


Mariposa prevention program back in full bloom

Mariposa girls wrote affirming valentines to each other and themselves.

With Kate Stoops, Mariposa Coordinator YWCA PREVENTION work in the elementary schools of Walla Walla and College Place has bloomed as the easing of Covid restrictions makes it possible for us to connect in person again. After two years of lockdown, the specter of middle school has been extra daunting. One student described it as … Continue reading Mariposa prevention program back in full bloom