YWCA Cass Clay - Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women

By the numbers

  • 23,334 nights of shelter provided
  • 36 nights was the average stay
  • 1,400 woman (617) and children (783) were provided safe shelter
  • 59% of women and children sought shelter from domestic violence
  • 76% of women and children have been victims of abuse
  • 77% of individuals were from Cass and Clay Countries
  • 62% of people served were women and children of color

Emergency Shelter

We operate the largest Emergency Shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence, homelessness, and other crisis situations in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Our unique empowerment approach and onsite programs make our shelter the only resource of its kind in the region. Wherever a woman may be on her journey, we walk alongside her to ensure she has access to the tools and resources necessary to reach her goals and ultimately, build a future free from poverty and violence for her family. In 2017 alone, we provided safe shelter to 1,400 women and children.