YWCA

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…

Walmart Holds Food Drive for MLK50 Acts of Service

Donations will go to the New Life Center and YWCA

FARGO, N.D. — Walmart is asking customers to donate food as part of “MLK50 Acts of Service.” The food drive will run through April 4. There is a donation box at the entrance of the Walmart on 13th Ave. People can donate non–perishable food, and donations will go to the New Life Center and YWCA. Organizers say they wanted the drive…

Giving Hearts Gave Big To Charities In The F-M Metro

One-Day Fundraising Drive Brought In Over $13.1 Million

You really opened your wallets and purses wide on Giving Hearts Day last Thursday. The annual fundraising event raised over $13.1 million through more than 63,000 donations. Just some of the top charities included: The Arts Partnership, Emergency Food Pantry, F5 Project, Churches United for the Homeless, Great Plains Food Bank and YWCA Cass Clay. Giving Hearts Day charities have…

Bennett Elementary: Socksgiving Event a Success!

They handed over all those socks this afternoon to representatives from three area shelters

FARGO, ND — A fifth grade class project is helping the area homeless shelters provide their guests with new socks for the holidays. Students in Mrs. Johnson’s fifth grade class at Bennett Elementary in Fargo just wrapped up their three-week “Socksgiving” project. Students set an initial goal of collecting 500 pairs of socks but they blew past that mark with…