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!

See the change - Tour YWCA's Emergency shelter

See how lives change at YWCA Cass Clay. Learn our approach to ending the cycles of domestic violence and homelessness. Hear about programs that heal women mentally, physically, and spiritually. Learn about plans for the future! Embark on a 50-minute onsite tour for up to 15 people, which may be combined with a service project at the shelter. In order to maintain the confidentiality of women and families staying at the shelter, children under the age of 18 may not attend this tour.

Request a See the Change tour now!


ywca thanks you!

Thank you, Gate City Bank, for your generous donation of $1.5 million over the next 12 years to help us bring our new 30-unit supportive housing project to fruition. In collaboration with Lutheran Church of the Cross in West Fargo, we will be able to provide 75 women and children with safe and secure homes as they transition from homelessness to independence.

           Read more about our collaborative supportive housing project.


Urgent Needs

  • Winter Coats, Adult sized M-3XL, new/gently used, machine washable
  • Functional and warm hats, gloves, and mittens
  • Women's deodorant
  • Peanut Butter
  • Dixie Cups
  • Size 5 & 6 women's underwear, new
  • DayQuil/NyQuil, Children's Cough/Cold medicines

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Recent News

  • 9/19, 10/17,  11/21 Women Empowering Women Sessions
  • 11/10 United Acts of Kindness Day
  • 11/23 CLOSED Thanksgiving Day (YWCA Administrative Offices & A Child's World)
  • 12/8 Unique Boutique
  • 12/14 Winter Wonderland Party

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