The YWCA operates the largest Emergency Shelter for women and children in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota and provides safe and affordable, short and long term supportive housing options for low-income women. A unique empowerment approach and comprehensive programs designed to break the cycles of poverty and violence for women and their families make the YWCA shelter the only facility of its kind in the region. In addition to safe shelter and supportive housing, programs include: children’s services, education and employment programming, a food pantry, racial justice advocacy, and a nationally accredited public childcare center, A Child’s World. 

Spread some holiday cheer: Brighten the season for a family in need

Unique Boutique

At our Unique Boutique event on December 11, the YWCA is transformed into a holiday store where families utilizing our services are able to shop for presents for their immediate family members. Mothers lovingly search for gifts on their children’s wish lists while children excitedly race to find the perfect gift for mom – and keep it a secret! This magical event would not be possible without your help! We are seeking donations of new gifts for girls, boys and moms as well as wrapping supplies such as wrapping paper, tape and tissue paper. If you’re interested in donating or volunteering, please contact Jessica at (701) 232-3449 or volunteer@ywcacassclay.org.


Please consider adopting a family from our Housing Program for the holidays. For many mothers residing in our supportive housing units, purchasing gifts for their children simply isn’t an option because of other critical financial priorities like food, utilities, and saving for permanent housing. By adopting a family, you ensure that not being able to buy gifts for each other is one less trouble they have to worry about this holiday season. You bring women and children joy and lighten their hearts as they celebrate this magical time of year. The deadline for adopting a family this year is November 25. If you would like to adopt a family or have questions, please contact Karen: (701) 232-3449 or ywca1@ywcacassclay.org.



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