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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.

Chocolate Fantasy

It's sweet, spicy, and supports the mission of YWCA! Get your in-person ticket or to-go dessert box and join us Sept 2!

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NOW is the best time to give

When you give to YWCA, you help women grow confident and free. Just $44 for YWCA to provide that first night of safety and day of support for a new and hope-filled future.

Give & Be Matched!

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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YWCA COVID-19 RESPONSE

At YWCA Cass Clay, the health and safety of those we serve, our volunteers and employees is always our top priority. Read more for updates to the rapidly changing situation.

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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 and asks that all other used goods 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.

Other used items should be brought to Savers located at 1623 38th Street SW, Fargo. Thank you!

YWCA NEEDS YOU!

You can easily donate items from our needs list by shopping online on our Amazon Wish Lists 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

  • Shampoo
  • Kids’ Shoes (all sizes)
  • Paper Products (toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex)
  • Ankle & No-Show Socks (new)
  • Twin- & Full-Size Mattress Pads (new)
  • Twin-Size Comforters (new)

Dates to Note

  • July
    Disability Pride Month
  • July 4
    Independence Day
  • July 26
    Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (1990)
  • August 6
    Anniversary of Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • August 18
    19th Amendment formally ratified
  • August 26
    Women’s Equality Day

Thank You Community Collaborators & Partners!

Alex
Bell
BlueCross
Border
BNSF
Bremer
Central
CoBank
Corwin
Dakota
Eide
Gate
Goldmark
Hornbachers
Industrial
Jordhal
Mary
Microsoft
Sammons
Sanford
United
West