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YWCA Needs List

Aquablue is a drop-off site for YWCA donations now through Saturday, May 11!

Below the needs list find out how the YWCA helps area women & children (from the YWCA Cass Clay website).


  • Children's summer clothing (all sizes)
  • Women's underwear (new, sizes 5, 7, 8, 11)
  • Natural haircare products
  • Non-perishable food items


  • Tampons & maxi-pads
  • Eczema lotion
  • Q-tips
  • Bath towels
  • Vaseline
  • Toothpaste
  • Hair products (hairspray, mousse, protectant, gel, etc)
  • Face wash
  • Cocoa oil
  • Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex, etc)
  • Garbage bags
  • Laundry pods
  • Magic Erasers
  • Scouring pads & scrubbers
  • Vacuums (new/gently used)
  • Toilet bowl cleaner & toilet bowl brushes
  • Bleach (scented & unscented)
  • Dish soap & dishwasher pods
  • Window cleaner
  • Mop solution, mops, buckets
  • Brooms & dustpans
  • Gatorade
  • Cough drops
  • Emergency-C
  • Imodium
  • Non perishable food items (ie. tomato products, potato products, etc)
  • Dayquil and Nyquil (liquid and pills)
  • Contact lens solution
  • Diapers - size 5
  • Bottles
  • Sippy cups
  • Infant clothing (size newborn - 24 months)
  • Baby monitors
  • Toddler shoes (sizes 1-7)
  • Double & single strollers
  • Bathrobes (all sizes)
  • Bras (new/like new) sizes 32B, 36C, 40D, 42D, 42DDD, 46DD, 48DDD
  • Women's leggings and sweatpants (sizes M-3X)
  • Women's jeans (sizes 2-10)
  • Women's t-shirts/long sleeve (XS-XXL)
  • Women's summer clothing (XS-XXL)
  • Women's shoes & tennis shoes (8, 8.5, 9, 11)
  • Women's pajamas (XS-XXL)
  • AA & AAA batteries (new)
  • Twin & full size sheets
  • Mesh laundry bags
  • Twin & full size mattress pads
  • Gas, phone & grocery gift cards
  • Phone chargers (all brands)
  • Bus passes

Emergency Shelter

We operate the largest Emergency Shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence, homelessness, and other crisis situations in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.

(In 2022) 1134 women and children were provided safe shelter. 86% of women and children were fleeing domestic violence.

Education and Employement

Education and Employment

We offer a comprehensive Education and Employment program (E&E) to help women effectively break the cycles of poverty and homelessness. Our E&E Coordinator meets with each woman to set goals, discuss any obstacles, and outline action steps for moving forward.

Children's Services

Children's Services

Children’s Services offers clothing and school supplies, on-site childcare, and counseling referrals. Children staying with us have often been exposed to poverty, violence, addiction, and other circumstances that hinder social and emotional development. While in our care, after basic needs are met, children learn about making healthy choices, have fun in a safe and supportive environment, strengthen relationships with family, and develop positive relationships with adults and other students.

Health Services

Health Services

Many women who find themselves at our door do not have the resources to access healthcare services. An unmanaged physical or mental health condition is a significant obstacle for women working to transform their lives. The Sanford Registered Nurse at YWCA is a health educator, spiritual liaison, advocate, and referral resource for women and their families.

Housing Stabilization

Housing Stabilization

Our Housing Stabilization Program includes a variety of supportive housing options and short-term assistance covering basic expenses like deposits, rent, and utility payments.  

Another key component of this program is our Food Pantry which supplies food boxes to the community."