GET INVOLVED

There are so many opportunities and ways to help support the YWCA Great Falls’ mission. From volunteering time or advocating for survivors, to making a donation or sponsoring an event, we welcome and appreciate the generosity of our community members.

GET INVOLVED

There are so many opportunities and ways to help support the YWCA Great Falls’ mission. From volunteering time or advocating for survivors, to making a donation or sponsoring an event, we welcome and appreciate the generosity of our community members.

Advocate for Survivors

We are constantly advocating for the rights of marginalized populations and the best resources available to us are the following.

 

Montana Board of Crime Control – The MBCC is the repository for the statistics that law enforcement agencies across the state collect. This website offers a number of crime reports, some of which are searchable by county and crime.

Montana State Supreme Court – The Montana Supreme Court Administrator’s Office publishes Montana judiciary’s annual reports, which provide information about cases tried before Montana courts. It reports numbers for domestic violence and a number of other crimes.

Domestic Violence Statutes

Sexual Violence Statutes

Montana State Legislature

Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

Great Falls Rising

Volunteer

Volunteering at the YWCA is what makes us who we are! We rely on people power for everything we do – from our incredible board of directors to our lawn keepers and everyone in between. If you have a special talent/gift and would like to share it with the community or a small group, give us a call. We are always looking for new classes and new ideas.


Some continuous needs:

time
Time working in the Y’s Buys Thrift Store
paint
Building Maintenance/Painters
clean
Window Washers
meal
Meal Preparers
social
Social Media Gurus
fundraiser
Fundraisers

Call 452-1315 or email us to tell us what you would like to help with.

#WOMENSNARRATIVE365

As we honor the ongoing work of women to gain equal citizenship through our “Women’s History Month” posts on Facebook, we also encourage everyone to integrate womens’ stories more fully into national narratives and civic memories every day.

With this in mind, we are creating #WomensNarrative365.  It will start on March 8, 2020 which is also International Women’s Day. It will go through March 7, 2021.

We look forward to Black Women History Month in April and Asian Pacific Islanders Month in May. If you would like to see a special historic woman honored in these months, please email Sandi at sandif.ywca@gmail.com

SHOE DRIVE

Did you know that your shoes can shelter women and children that have experienced violence? The YWCA Great Falls is facilitating a WIN/WIN/WIN program to:

  1. Raise funds through a Funds2orgs program to support the Mercy Home Shelter. All funds will support the women and children in the Mercy Home.
  2. Gather shoes for Funds2orgs to use to help micro-enterprises in developing nations and empower women. In these developing nations, shoes are the primary mode of transportation. We believe a HAND UP is more beneficial than a HAND OUT.
  3. Keep those shoes out of landfills and send them where none will be wasted. In the United States each year, over 600 million shoes go into landfills. The majority can still be worn. The shoes we collect will be kept from landfills in our country, and will help others in developing nations start micro-enterprises that will create sustainable incomes for their families.

 

If you have shoes to donate that are gently worn or new, bring them to a drop off site.

  • YWCA Great Falls, 220 2nd Street North
  • Albertson’s, 2250 10th Avenue South
  • One Main Financial, 3220 10th South
  • Cascade School
  • Belt Valley Grocery Store

For every 25 pairs of shoes you bring to the YWCA, we will enter you into a raffle to win a $100 Gift Certificate from Dragonfly Dry Goods! Yes, you can gather from work, neighborhood, church, etc. We will be happy to assist you with a drop box sign.

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