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Clicking the ‘Quick Escape’ button will take you away from this site swiftly and open a new webpage. If you are afraid your internet or computer usage is being monitored, please try to use a safe computer. If you are in danger and seeking safety, call YWCA Cass Clay at (701) 232-3449.

NOW is the best time to give

There's a dangerous uptick in domestic violence in our community - we need your help. Just $44 to YWCA provides not one, but two nights of safety and security.

Give & Be Matched!

YWCA’s 14-Day Equity Challenge

Sign up today and be prompted daily, starting Nov. 1, with challenges to read an article, listen to a podcast, reflect on personal experiences, and more.

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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. 


DONATIONS UPDATE

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.

YWCA NEEDS YOU!

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

  • Infant rice cereal
  • Similac Total Comfort baby formula
  • Baby powder
  • Shampoo

Dates to Note

  • October
    Domestic Violence Awareness Month
    Global Diversity Awareness Month
    LGBT History Month
  • October 11
    Indigenous Peoples Day
  • October 17
    International Day for Eradication of Poverty
  • October 18-23
    Week Without Violence
  • October 27
    Dine to Donate to benefit YWCA at Spicy Pie West Fargo
  • October 31
    Halloween

Thank You Community Collaborators & Partners!

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Bell
BlueCross
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BNSF
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CoBank
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Gate
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Industrial
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Mary
Microsoft
Sammons
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