Increasing numbers of women and children in Missoula are experiencing or witnessing violence in their homes. Hundreds of individuals and families are also living in inadequate or substandard housing, while some have no homes at all. YWCA Missoula believes that everyone has the right to a life free of violence and that every person is entitled to safe and decent housing. We are determined to create a community where all people, regardless of gender or race, have opportunities for growth, leadership and power.
This year, YWCA Missoula celebrates 100 years responding to the emerging issues facing women in the community. It is through this rich history filled with compassion and dedication to families in Missoula that we are able to continue our mission eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people in our community.
Pathways Clinical Coordinator
The Pathways Clinical Coordinator is responsible for providing clinical supervision and expertise to YWCA Missoula staff and volunteers. Specifically, this position will oversee the Sexual Assault Services and the Support Group program. Additionally, the Clinical Coordinator will supervise and train graduate students to provide clinical services, offer clinical services to YWCA clients. For a full job description, click here.
This class will feature hands-on cooking to build a main dish and dessert from pantry ingredients. Students will learn tips and techniques to create healthful meals that taste delicious. We will work with basic pantry ingredients and turn basic into delectable.
Dinner and dessert will be provided for all participants!
Patty Cox loves to cook. Her personal chef business, Patty’s Pantry, provides classic comfort food and meal planning. Patty is a
long-time volunteer for YWCA and works for Montana Community Development Corporation as a business adviser.
Registration is required. Call Lisa at 543-6691 x106. If you register and are unable to attend please call and let us know so others can attend the classes.
Each week, Montana Public Radio provides an opportunity for community members to discuss issues that are timely and important to them and their organizations. For the past several months, YWCA Missoula has had a recurring presence in this forum. You can hear our commentaries on the last Friday of each month. Links to these commentaries are below and can be found here.
Missoula designated as one of 13 marquee events out of 619 across the country.
Missoula -- On Tuesday, April 9, Mayor John Engen stopped by YWCA Missoula to see firsthand how a legacy of National Service resources can impact an organization’s ability to grow and serve. The visit was part of the First Annual Mayor’s Day of Recognition for National Service, launched by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
“AmeriCorps members allow us to serve more people and build the infrastructure we need to improve our programs and have a long-lasting impact on the community,” said Cindy Weese, YWCA Missoula executive director. "National service members are the reason we are the thriving organization we are today."
Secret Seconds stores support programs for domestic violence, homelessness and girls’ empowerment programs
MISSOULA - YWCA Missoula’s Secret Seconds Thrift Store at 1136 W. Broadway broke ground today on a 5800-square-foot expansion that is projected to increase the non-profit’s annual net revenue by an additional $200,000 to support women and families in Missoula.
“The additional income will help cover so many of the gaps we have in funding,” said Cindy Weese, YWCA Missoula executive director. “When we put dollars and time into our stores, the return is huge.”
In fiscal year 2012, the two Secret Seconds stores (1136 W. Broadway and 920 Kensington) provided $306,000 in net income, which supported the organization’s domestic and sexual violence programs, housing for homeless families, the GUTS (Girls Using Their Strengths)! program and administration costs.