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YWCA 21 Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge 2020

The 21 Day Challenge is an exciting opportunity to dive deep into racial equity and social justice. Participants will receive curated articles, podcasts, activities and more right in their inbox. Emails will begin going out Monday, Aug. 3, and continue (Monday –Friday) through Aug. 31. Taking part in an activity like this helps participants discover … Continue reading YWCA 21 Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge 2020


JOB OPENING: YWCA Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Advocate

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JOB TITLE: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Advocate REPORTS TO: Director of Client Services EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full time, flexible hours, non-exempt JOB PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE: Advocate for and provide service to domestic violence and sexual assault clients SUMMARY OF DUTIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES Provide professional representation for the YWCA with YWCA clients and the Walla Walla community. Become trained in sexual assault and domestic … Continue reading JOB OPENING: YWCA Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Advocate


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