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Empowered! Women Who Rise Above

Come and be inspired on June 28 by Golden Globe nominee, humanitarian, and NY Times best-selling author Ashley Judd!

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Extraordinary! Past Honoree Event

Are you a past YWCA Women of the Year honoree? Join us for a special reception on June 28 from 4-5:30pm at the Delta by Marriott.

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Racial Justice Challenge

Join us for the 2023 YWCA Racial Justice Challenge - designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits. April 17-May 15.

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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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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 only accepts 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 300 individuals 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!

Urgent Needs

  • Twin- and full-size sheets
  • Twin-Size comforters (new)
  • Kids Shampoo/Conditioner/Body Wash & Hair Detangler
  • Eczema Lotion
  • Girls’ Underwear (Sizes 3T, 4T, 5T)
  • Body Lotion (incl. sensitive skin)
  • Women’s Hair Products (Hairspray; Flat Irons)
  • Children’s Tylenol & Motrin
  • Cereal, Canned Fruits, Tomato Products, Canned/Bagged Potatoes (Not Fresh), Rice, Canned Meats
  • 42D & 32DD Bras
  • Baby Wipes
  • Pull-Ups (Sizes 3T-4T; 4T-5T)
  • DayQuil Pills & Liquid)

Dates to Note

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Haitian Heritage Month
Jewish American Heritage Month
Mental Health Awareness Month
Older Americans Month

  • June 1, 2023
    First day of PTSD Awareness Month

  • June 1, 2023
    First Day of Caribbean American Heritage Month

  • June 1, 2023
    First Day of National Homeownership Month

  • June 1, 2023
    First Day of Immigrant Heritage Month

  • June 1, 2023
    First Day of Pride Month

Thank You Community Collaborators & Partners!