YWCA

Chi Friendship Raising Supplies In Thanks For Giving Donation Drive

The group is helping raise supplies for groups like New Life Center, Jeremiah Program, YWCA and Dorothy Day.

FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo based non–profit is looking to give a helping hand to families in need this holiday season. CHI Friendship is having its “Thanks for Giving” donation drive all across the valley. The group is helping raise supplies for groups like New Life Center, Jeremiah Program, YWCA and Dorothy Day. They will be taking more donations tomorrow…

Serve With the Herd: NDSU Celebrates Homecoming By Giving Back

More than 100 students volunteered at local organizations

FARGO, N.D. — Homecoming week is all about celebrating the pride you have for your school. But at NDSU, students are showing off their Bison spirit by doing something nice for someone else while also changing their point of view. “Being able to go and give that relief back to others and kind of see what’s around you rather than…

Taking a Look at Domestic Violence in Fargo-Moorhead

Both the YWCA's Emergency Shelter and the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center's phone line are open 24 hours

FARGO, N.D. — Within the last week, Moorhead has had two standoffs. Police say they began with a woman becoming assaulted by her partner. But domestic violence doesn’t just happen overnight. “It might start out as a ‘I’m doing this out of love or out of care for you or of concern. I can do this for you, you don’t need…

YWCA Puts on Annual “Champions of Empowerment”

Three awards were given out to those who do so much for the YWCA

FARGO, N.D. — The YWCA of Cass Clay gives out special awards to those who have gone above and beyond for women and children at their Champions of Empowerment event. Wednesday night, the YWCA provided emergency shelter to more than 120 women and children. “It does take an entire community to support our work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year…

YWCA Helping the Homeless Find Shelter During the Cold

Many Homeless Shelters reaching full capacity during this time

FARGO, N.D. — Recent weather conditions are both unsafe and unsettling for most people in the area, but they particularly provide an obstacle for the homeless. Local shelters, like the YWCA, are filling up quickly, as those without homes look to find a warm place to stay during this frigid time. “We are available to women and children 24 hours…

Giving Tuesday Giving Back to Initiatives Like Grace Garden

The permanent housing for women and children will open at the end of summer 2019

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The YWCA gets even closer to its mission of providing permanent, supportive housing to homeless women and children. In our lead story, KVRR’s Danielle Church tells us how the shelter’s largest permanent housing project, Grace Garden, will create an impact come summer 2019. The YWCA is best known for providing emergency shelter to women and children in…

YWCA Leaders Speak with Legislators, Push for State Support of Affordable Housing

Last biennium, organizations that help homeless people only received $300,000 from the state for housing

FARGO, N.D. — For many years, YWCA Cass Clay has been providing women and children battling homelessness and domestic violence a place to live and a chance to be heard. “We don’t want to speak for them, but we do want to share their struggles and at the same time, some of the triumphs and the success stories that women are…

YWCA Celebrates 35th Annual Chocolate Fantasy and Chili, Too

The organization expected more than 1,500 people to walk through the doors this year

FARGO, N.D. — It may not have been the Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory but there was definitely no shortage of chocolate at the YWCA’s Chocolate Fantasy and Chili, Too. Everywhere you looked at Delta Hotels, you could find chocolate. They had everything from chocolate cake to chocolate fountains. And chili with all the fixings. YWCA is celebrating 35 years putting on…

Minnesota Law Requiring Law Enforcement To Test Rape Kits in Timely Manner Takes Effect

Moorhead Police tell us the department has not had issues with untested rape kits

ST. PAUL, Minn. — In 2015, the BCA found there were more than 3,400 untested rape kits. Today, that all changes. “After a rape kit is done and the hospital sends notice to law enforcement, after 10 days, law enforcement must pick it up. Then after it’s picked up, they have 60 days to send it to the BCA,” said…