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The YWCA of Lewiston and Clarkston is dedicated to empowering women, eliminating racism, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. It is committed to building a strong community by actively promoting the value of diversity and the right to a life free from violence, poverty, and oppression. YWCA’s strategic framework is the culmination of consultation and exploration with YWCAs across the country and reflects our legacy as a pioneering organization that squarely confronts social justice issues to make lasting, meaningful change. The focus areas below guide our organization’s collective efforts at the national and local levels, with each YWCA association tailoring its approach to meet their community’s needs.YWCA focuses our mission-driven work on these areas to improve the lives of girls and women:

  • Racial justice and civil rights
  • Empowerment and economic advancement
  • Health and safety

Domestic Abuse Programs

To provide safety and support through advocacy and education while working towards social change.

Sexual Assault Programs

To provide a safe and understanding environment that fosters hope, healing and empowerment.