YWCA Cass Clay - Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women

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. 


It’s an exciting time at YWCA Cass Clay – join us!

The need is great

2015 was a record-breaking year for YWCA Cass Clay. More women and children were sheltered than ever before in our 110-year history. Throughout the year, we opened our doors to nearly 1,500 women and children seeking safe refuge from violence, homelessness and other crisis. We extended our hand and offered shelter, housing, support, and resources to those who needed it most. With your continued support, we will strive to meet the growing needs of our community and provide hope to families as they work to transform their lives. Join our mission – give now.

YWCA receives grant from mary kay foundation

We are thrilled to receive a $20,000 grant from The Mary Kay Foundation! With a deep commitment to ending abuse, the Foundation awarded funding to 150 domestic violence shelters across the country during Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October. We are incredibly grateful for support from the Mary Kay Foundation and its continued commitment to breaking the cycle of violence. This funding will shape the futures of women and children escaping violence in our community. Thank you, Mary Kay!

Urgent Needs

  • New women's underwear sizes 7 & 8
  • Baby monitors
  • Kleenex tissues
  • Canned meat (salmon, chicken, ham)
  • Garbage bags

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Thank You Community Collaborators & Partners!

  • Scheels
  • Alex Stern
  • Vanity
  • H2M
  • Bell State Bank & Trust
  • BNSF Railway
  • Bremer Bank
  • Fargo Public Schools
  • TMI Hospitality
  • Microsoft
  • Co Bank
  • Sanford Health
  • Border States
  • Corwin Automotive Group
  • Dakota Medical Foundation
  • FM Area Foundation
  • Gate City Bank
  • Hornbachers
  • Jordahl Custom Homes
  • Sammons Financial Group
  • United Way of Cass-Clay