Aquablue is a drop-off site for YWCA donations Tuesday, May 2 through Sunday, May 14!
Check out some of what the YWCA Cass Clay does below the needs list.
Here's some info on how the YWCA helps area women & children (from the YWCA Cass Clay website):
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 & 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 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.
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.
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."