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Change lives this holiday season

You can be a guardian angel to women like Carrie. Your gift gives hope to families who've experienced abuse, hardship, and homelessness.

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Holidays at YWCA

From Stuff the Bus to Fill A Home With Hope, see the ways you can make this season brighter for families in need!

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Join our team!

Passionate about empowering women? YWCA is hiring for full- and part-time opportunities with a variety of hours available.

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Introducing: Lantern Light

Lantern Light: A YWCA Supported Residence will bring new, safe, and affordable housing in Fargo at the former convent building of the Union of Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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Host A Drive

We rely on community members like you to help us provide basic needs for those seeking safe shelter with us. Consider hosting an Urgent Needs Supply Drive!

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Welcome to YWCA Cass Clay

YWCA is on a mission. We are on a mission to be a place for women and children to turn as they escape violence, homelessness, and crisis. We are on a mission to provide safety, warmth, and hope to those who need it most. We are on a mission to walk alongside each woman, support her as she heals, and remind her of her incredible worth. We are on a mission to empower her to transform her life. We are on a mission to watch her triumph as she moves from fear to freedom, breaking the cycles of poverty and violence and creating a better life for herself and her family.  

Join our mission. Change the course of her life. 


YWCA Cass Clay is grateful and overwhelmed by the community’s outpouring of generosity in donating used goods in support of women and children escaping violence and homelessness. We thank all who have donated in the past!

YWCA is now only accepting donations of urgently needed items from 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday at the Emergency Shelter (3000 S University Drive in Fargo). All other used goods can be delivered to our partner, Savers Thrift Store. YWCA donation bins have been closed. Through this approach, the YWCA team will focus on our mission of providing safety, support, and hope to families while receiving critical financial support from Savers for the items the community donates there.


You can easily donate items from our needs list by shopping online on our Amazon Wish List and shipping directly to the Shelter! While you’re shopping for the basics, consider sending some to YWCA as well!

Serving over 250 women and children each day, we go through a lot of paper products, cleaning supplies, hygiene items, new bras and underwear, household items, and more. Help us provide for families in need with this quick and easy option!

Additionally, select YWCA Cass Clay as your favorite charity on smile.amazon.com and Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases every time you shop.

Urgent Needs

  • Waterproof gloves & mittens, new or gently used (kids and adults)
  • Winter hats (kids, all sizes)
  • Women’s winter coats (sizes XL, 2XL+)
  • Ice scrapers
  • Similac Total Comfort baby formula
  • Cleaning Supplies (toilet bowl cleaner, toilet bowl brushes, window cleaner, mop solution, all-purpose cleaner, bathroom cleaner, scouring pads)

Dates to Note

  • December
    Universal Human Rights Month
    AIDS Awareness Month
  • December 1
    World AIDS Day
  • December 2-3
    Stuff the Bus
  • December 3
    International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  • December 10
    Human Rights Day
  • December 21
    Homeless Persons Memorial Day
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve
    YWCA Administrative Offices Closed
  • December 26
    Kwanzaa Begins
  • December 31
    New Years Eve
    YWCA Administrative Offices Closed

Thank You Community Collaborators & Partners!