YWCA Yakima - August 2, 2021
This year’s race proceeds benefit the YWCA Yakima and its mission. Like most non-profit organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for services from the YWCA greatly increased (by more than 30% last year!) but financial support has not.
In 2020 alone, the YWCA touched over 13,000 people here in the valley. The 24-hour domestic violence emergency shelter provided 8,000+ bed nights, and the crisis hotline averaged 25 phone calls a day.
Hogback Development Company, who produces The Downtown Yakima Mile, seeks to shed light on the invaluable services that the YWCA Yakima provides in hopes that the community will also join in the effort to end domestic violence in our community by participating in the event.
YWCA Yakima is the largest provider of domestic violence services in Yakima County and provides the only shelter of its kind in the City of Yakima, operating 24/7. In addition, YWCA Yakima offers the first affordable housing specific to families who are homeless as the result of domestic violence. Crisis housing and legal advocacy is also provided to those in need.
By participating in the Downtown Yakima Mile, the community can provide the YWCA with the resources to help every family in need.
The Yakima Mile is on August 28th 6-8:30 pm. For more information visit www.yakimamile.com
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