YWCA of Spokane

Alternatives to Domestic Violence Program

24-Hour Domestic Violence Helpline: 509-326-CALL (2255)

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We are Spokane's only state-recognized domestic violence program for victims and survivors. Our services are free and confidential. Having a domestic violence charge against you doesn't mean you can't access Alternatives to Domestic Violence Program.

Let’s define what domestic violence is and the tools that can be used to find empowerment and promote healthy relationships:

Domestic violence means different things depending on who you're working with. For the YWCA, it is where one partner in an intimate relationship tries to maintain power and control over the other person. The person who is the controlling behavior is aimed at is what we call the survivor. Our services are for the survivors and their children. 


Find tools and safety planning below: 

How We Can Help

Our program supports and advocates for victims who are experiencing abuse and violence in their relationships. We have many individual components:

Prevalence of Domestic Violence – Why It Matters

  • 1 in 3 Spokane women and 1 in 7 men will have experienced domestic violence in their lifetime 
  • Females ages 16-24 are more vulnerable to intimate partner violence than any other age group at the rate almost triple the national average. 
  • Washington State has had 998 domestic violence related fatalities between January 1, 1997 and December 31, 2014 (Washington StateCoalition Against Domestic Violence)
  • Our crisis line is answered over 3,500 times per year, and in that year we help over 7,000 survivors and their kids in our Alternatives to Domestic Violence Program.