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$2.5 million grant given to YWCA Cass Clay from Bezos Day 1 Families Fund

YWCA Cass Clay, the largest emergency shelter for women and children in the region and a supportive housing program for survivors gets a historic grant from an American billionaire.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- It’s the largest private gift in the organization’s history. The YWCA has served the community since 1977 and according to their website over the last 30 years they’ve helped out 38,000 women and children. So leaders of the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund sought them out to apply for the funds because of their awesome track record…

YWCA buys building for survivors of domestic violence

The new facility will be called 'Lantern Light' and will house 23 families.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The YWCA is helping provide affordable housing for women facing homelessness due to domestic abuse. “The YWCA set out a very aggressive strategic plan back in 2015 to establish more affordable housing for women and their children,” YWCA Cass-Clay CEO Erin Prochnow said. Out of a friendship with convent neighbor, Union of Sisters of the Presentation,…

Stuff The Bus aims to get gifts to children in need

The annual Christmas program gives gifts to families in the area in need

FARGO, N.D. – KFGO, YWCA and MatBus are teaming up for the 12th year to stuff the bus. The bus traveled to eight stops around Fargo throughout the day for the event. It is collecting toys for newborns up to teenagers. In light of the recent pandemic, gifts to keep busy like crafts & coloring books are in high-need. Gift…