YWCA IS ON A MISSION
YWCA Yakima is the largest provider of domestic violence services in Yakima County, and provides the only shelter in the city of Yakima. In addition, YWCA Yakima offers the first affordable housing specific to families who are homeless as the result of domestic violence.
We operate a 24-hour shelter and transitional housing units for victims of domestic violence. We provide crisis, housing and legal advocacy.
You can reach a trained advocate 24 hours a day by calling our crisis line – 509-248-7796.
- Direct Services
- Education & Prevention
YWCA Yakima breaks down barriers to safety, equity, and opportunity with programs that address both immediate needs and the root causes of that need. To create lasting change, we must go beyond influencing hearts and minds and strive to transform policies, systems, and communities.
OUR IMPACT AREAS
- Economic Advancement
- Health & Safety
Gender, race, and economic equity are interconnected social issues that must be addressed in concert. We offer holistic, integrated, client-centered services and help individuals and families build independence and self-empowerment in the most critical parts of their lives.
We operate the largest domestic violence shelter in central Washington.
YWCA Yakima has apartments on site and has housing advocates working to ensure housing for clients, in addition to other needed services.
YWCA Yakima believes in educating our community on the realities of domestic violence. We are passionate about prevention.
Persimmon Boutique sells new and gently used items to the community, provides job training and free clothing and accessories to women in need.
YWCA Yakima formed the Social Justice Committee to focus on eliminating racism. SJC has monthly community events and the annual Stand Against Racism