Summer 2023 Newsletter

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Summer 2023 Newsletter

Categories: News


Summer 2023

Mission Statement

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.

What’s in the Newsletter

  • U.S. National Plan to end Gender Based Violence
  • Get Involved: Join us as a Volunteer
  • Save the Date: Summer Food Drive 8/19/2023
  • Enrichment Classes: Tuesdays at 1:00 pm
  • YWCA Thrift Store resumes full time hours
  • Serve Wenatchee Clothes for the Classroom and CVCH Back-to-School event
  • HallowQueens 2023 tickets coming mid-August
  • Meet the Staff
  • Become a monthly donor



HISTORIC NEWS: National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence

On May 25, the White House released the first-ever U.S. National Action Plan to end Gender-Based Violence (GBV), with 14 federal agencies coming together to show an unprecedented commitment to helping survivors and their families. YWCA USA policy staff were invited to the White House for this release and to have a community conversation on the work that remains to prevent and address GBV in the U.S.

Incorporating recommendations from you, the YWCA Network, the National Plan identified seven pillars to inform this work. This framework for federal action gives priority to areas that have been underemphasized by policymakers in the past such as prevention, racial justice, and LGBTQI+ equality. The Plan supports survivors’ needs with access to housing, economic and labor protections, online abuse, and including supports for national emergencies and natural disasters. YWCA USA looks forward to being a partner with federal agencies as they carry out these commitments.

Release of the National Plan to End Gender-Based Violence: Strategies for Action



Interested in joining us?

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We need help with:

                              • YWCA Thrift Store
                              • Food Drives
                              • Enrichment Class
                              • Board of Directors
                              • Committees

Save the Date

August 19, we’re going to be at Plaza Super Jet and Grocery Outlet in Wenatchee for our Summer Food Drive from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. We are asking for donations of dry food and personal hygiene items to replenish our pantry.

Our in-house food and hygiene pantry stays full primarily through your donations and participation in these food drives. Our shelves are looking bare, and we need your help filling them up! All people receiving housing, case management and supportive services from YWCA NCW regularly utilize this critical resource. Your donations will directly impact the lives of our community’s most needy.





There’s a life skills class at YWCA NCW every week Tuesday’s at 1:00 pm. All are welcome and there is no fee to attend. The classes are all scheduled with an aim to help people of all ethnicities build self-confidence, develop job/life skills, and gain relevant work experience in a positive, nurturing environment that fosters personal and professional growth.




The YWCA Thrift Store resumed full time hours and the warehouse is open.
Shop. Donate. Volunteer.

10:30 – 5:30 Tuesday through Saturday

231 A N. Wenatchee Ave. Wenatchee, WA








For families with children entering into K – 12 this September:

Serve Wenatchee Clothes for the Classroom and CVCH Back-to-School event will be held on Saturday, August 12th.

This event is for children residing in the Wenatchee or Eastmont School District boundaries.




Because we love our Newsletter subscribers so much, you will have exclusive early access to HallowQueens 2023 tickets! You will have first dibs on VIP and general admission tickets before they’re released to the general public, make sure to check your inbox mid August!




Meet the Staff



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