We have two sheltering programs, an extended housing program for victims that are homeless due to domestic abuse and a safe shelter for those in immediate danger fleeing abuse.
Have questions? Call our office at 208.746.9655 to speak to an advocate.
“Everyone has been very helpful and we are so grateful to find out the YWCA is here for us” – Shelter Resident
YWCA Lewiston, ID-Clarkston, WA is proud to receive a $20,000 grant from The Mary Kay Foundation in 2019! These funds will go towards helping us maintain critical services and programs for those seeking help from abuse.
The Mary Kay Foundation was established in 1996 with the overarching purpose of supporting issues impacting women. In 2000, The Foundation expanded to include ending domestic violence as part of its mission. The Foundation is committed to funding the life-saving work of women’s shelters, and the annual shelter grant program has helped finance critical needs including emergency shelter, transitional housing, counseling and legal aid. All of these resources support women and children as they seek refuge and relief on their journey to an abuse-free life. This year, more than 1,100 organizations applied for the Mary Kay Foundation shelter grants.
“At Mary Kay, we believe in helping women improve their circumstances and live their best lives,” said President of The Mary Kay Foundation Board of Directors Michael Lunceford. “One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime and it is our responsibility to support the women’s shelters that aid these survivors. At the heart of The Foundation’s work is the shelter grant program which is actively supported by our Independent Beauty Consultants. We’re proud that our commitment makes such a powerful impact in local communities and in the lives of domestic violence survivors across the country.”
According to the National Network to End Domestic Violence, more than 72,000 adult and child victims receive domestic violence services across the United States in just one day. Unfortunately, in the same period of time, more than 11,000 requests for services are unmet due to a lack of resources.
This year, more than 399,000 women and their families will receive domestic violence support services through the 100 agencies awarded grants by The Mary Kay Foundation. YWCA Lewiston, ID-Clarkston, WA is proud to be one of those agencies.