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In accordance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Womencare Shelter will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.
Womencare Shelter Mission Statement:
Womencare Shelter is an empowerment-based organization working to end domestic violence by providing emergency, confidential shelter, 24-hour crisis support services and community education.
Womencare Shelter is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization. All financial contributions are tax deductible and greatly appreciated!!
Are you interested in volunteering?
Our volunteer advocacy training will be offered in January 2014! If you are interested in applying to be part of our volunteer team please call 360-734-4820 or you can also email our volunteer application to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off at 1026 North Forest Street
Help us "Shelter the Spirit" of those in need this Holiday season!
Our YWCA of Bellingham is celebrating 106 years of service to the community, and as a longtime resident of this county, I am asking for your help so it may continue to offer the kind of support we’ve seen it provide to generations of women.
In October, Womencare Shelter joined the YWCA as one of our programs. With our two organizations joining forces, the YWCA expands a long legacy of providing temporary housing for women in crisis. We are excited to continue Womencare Shelter’s 24 hour crisis line and confidential, emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence. Additional services of legal advocacy, rapid re-housing, along with support groups and advocacy to the Latina community provide needed support while women rebuild their lives.
Our YWCA Emergency and Transitional Housing program has had an increase in the number of women the last few years. In 2012 we served 107 women in our housing program with 90% of them moving on to permanent housing. Womencare provides shelter to over 200 women and children and responds to over 2,100 calls on the crisis line each year. In October alone we responded to over 220 calls for help.
This year has been marked by several major events for the YWCA:
For 106 years, Whatcom County residents have given generously so that the YWCA can help those who need it. Please join us this year in supporting the YWCA’s efforts and help us “Shelter the Spirit” of those in need. Read a success story of a life touched by our services on the back of this letter.
YWCA Board President
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