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.

Recent News

YWCA Missoula Seeks Part-Time Women's Support Group Facilitator

YWCA Missoula is seeking a Native American woman to facilitate the weekly Domestic Violence Talking Circle, which takes place Tuesday evenings year-round. The Domestic Violence Talking Circle is a group for Native and non-Native women in all stages of healing from interpersonal violence. The Talking Circle brings teachings from indigenous elders, Medicine Wheel teachings, prayer and smudge, and an acknowledgment of the impacts of inter-generational trauma on the whole person-emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually to help facilitate the healing experience. For more information, click here.

Become a YWCA Missoula Ambassador!

Do you want to share your excitement and enthusiasm about YWCA Missoula? Become a YWCA Ambassador! Ambassadors invite their network to attend one of our monthly "ywconnects" tours where they can learn about us and maybe even find their passion. Join us for the YWCA Ambassador training, Thursday, May 1 from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Light snacks will be served. RSVP by April 29 to Rebecca, rpettit@ywcaofmissoula.org.

Recruitment for our GUTS! Summer Adventures is now open!

Our GUTS! Outdoor Adventures are designed to develop leadership skills utilizing recreation and discovery as catalysts. Sign up today!

Purchase LUNAFEST Tickets!

Save the date for LUNAFEST, a nationally-touring film festival that showcases 9 unique short films by, for and about women. Join us Sunday, May 4th at the Wilma Theatre. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for our silent auction and the show starts at 6:30 p.m.. The money raised will fund scholarships for the GUTS! Summer Outdoor Adventures. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Click here to purchase tickets online. The show will also include a special intermission performance by GUTS! girls in partnership with Turning the Wheel Missoula. We hope to see you there!

We're hiring!

YWCA Missoula seeks qualified candidates for two open positions:

  • The Racial Justice Intern is responsible for writing opinion editorials, blog posts and letters to the editor on current events relating to Racial Justice.
  • The Secret Seconds Sales Clerk assists with all aspects of dealing with merchandise and customers at our Secret Seconds Stores.
  • For more info click here.

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