Power of the Purse

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YWCA Yakima is once again asking for your gently used purses, handbags, clutches and wallets for our 2nd Annual Power of the Purse event. To schedule an appointment for a purse donation drop off, please contact lkapuza@ywcayakima.org.


This event, although lots of fun, shines a serious light on financial abuse and how this “invisible” abuse method is so prominent in domestic violence cases.

Financial abuse is one of the reasons why women stay with their abuser.

Finances are a weapon of choice in 99% of abusive relationships.

Financial abuse includes tactics like limiting access to cash and credit cards, drowning victims in debt, and preventing them from keeping a job.

YWCA Yakima is making it possible, because of your generosity, for women to learn and grow both their knowledge and their wallets.