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Transforming lives through safety, healing, and empowerment. The YWCA Pierce County invisions a safe, just, and equitable community.
The YWCA Pierce County has been a community leader in domestic violence services for over thirty years. After starting the state's first domestic violence shelter in 1976, the YWCA has steadily expanded and enhanced a comprehensive menu of domestic violence service provision, offering clients real tools to change their lives through safety, healing, and empowerment The YWCA Pierce County touches the lives of over 14,000 adults and children annually that seek safety through this bevy of services. Support from community members via volunteers and donations helps the YWCA Pierce County support our clients in creating lives free of violence, and able to thrive.
In 2000 I was a victim. The y counseled me, housed me, helped me get a home and taught me how abusers indicate women to believe that what they got, they deserved. Now years later I an empowered and strong. I raised strong boys who treat women well. I learned more there, then in school. I want to help women get on their feet and advocate for them