Spring 2022 Newsletter

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Spring 2022 Newsletter

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YWCA North Central Washington is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Our local vision is to empower women, men, and children to break the cycle of economic insecurity and homelessness and achieve self-sufficiency through assistance, support and education.

 Come see us when we are out and about in the community:

  • Spring Food Drive – March 28 at Plaza Super Jet and Grocery Outlet in Wenatchee
  • Pride – June 18 at Memorial Park
  • Juneteenth – June 19 at Centennial Park
  • Fourth of July in the Park at Walla Walla Point Park

Staff Profile

Marlene Curiel, Housing Manager

Marlene started working at YWCA NCW in February of 2022 as the Housing Programs Manager. She is passionate about working at YWCA NCW and being a voice for the vulnerable population that we work with, that often do not have a voice. Her passions include social justice, being a mother, furthering her education, and helping others. Her hobbies outside of work include spending time with her family.

We are excited to have an almost entirely new Board of Directors comprising of 11 diverse community leaders that are ready to do the work. At the board retreat in April, we spent time not only learning about each other and the YWCA, but also really honing in on priorities and a forward looking strategic plan. Thank you Michele Sandberg, Clover Simon, Shelly Nelson, Nick Tapp, Anna Mages, Christina Pfeiffer, Coral Rodriguez, Erin Tofte, Luz Sanchez-Zaragoza, Misha Whitfield, and Neftali Mendoza (Neff).

Are you interested in learning more about the New Bridges Transitional Shelter at YWCA NCW? Follow this link to a video where YWCA NCW Executive Director, Rachel Todd, gives a virtual tour of the Shelter. (This video can also be found on the homepage of our website, www.ywcancw.org.)

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Take a minute to review your email preferences by following this link here. YWCA NCW has three mailing lists: YWCA NCW Fundraisers and Events, YWCA NCW Newsletters, and YWCA NCW Volunteer Opportunities.

Thank you to our community partners who participated with us during Enrichment Classes. You can join us at any of these classes. No registration needed. Special thanks to Anna a member of the YWCA NCW Board of Directors and a School Psychologist in the Wenatchee School District, Keith from Community Action Partners, Betsy from Sustainable Wenatchee, Nona and Crystal from Sage, Lauren from Chelan Douglas Health District, and Dusti from YWCA NCW. If you have an idea or topic you are passionate about and will help people with safe and stable housing, reach out to us so you can lead an Enrichment Class too!

Located at 231A N. Wenatchee Ave., the YWCA Thrift Store provides income to help support our programs, gives job training in retail skills, and provides free clothing for those in our community that are in need.

Store hours are:

Tuesday through Saturday 11:30 am – 5:30 pm.

Donations are accepted:

Wednesday, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

YWCA NCW is so grateful to be back in person for the first time since 2019 and for the continued partnership with Wenatchee Valley College (in both Wenatchee and Omak) in the effort to Stand Against Racism!  Thank you, Wenatchee Valley College, for continuing to push forward with us in the effort of eliminating racism and empowering women. Thank you to everyone who attended the events and marches. Big thank you to all of the organizations that showed up to provide resources.

Your donations house those without a home

$25 Gives clothing essentials to those who need it.
$50 Provides four nights of emergency shelter for a single woman.
$100 Helps replenish food supplies in our pantry for shelter clients.
$250 Gives 15 nights of shelter to a mother and a child.
$500 Gives a full month of housing with food, clothing, and job training for a mom with kids.
$1000 Supports a homeless individual with up to 6 months of case management services: personalized one-on-one coaching, and assistance to remove barriers, set goals, and achieve housing stability.