Administrative and program offices relocate to 1115 Esther Street. The purchase was made possible through a grant from the M.J.
Murdock Trust for $85,000.
August issue of Ms. Magazine mentions the Emergency House for “battered women” and letters come from all over the country inquiring about how it is run. Redbook also features Emergency House in a 1975 issue.
Valree Joshua recommends a letter is sent to the Mayor and City Council in support of the re-establishment of the Human Relations Commission.
Mildred James’ self-hypnosis classes become a part of the Vancouver YWCA proram helping hundreds of people stop smoking and/or lose weight. It increased revenue and membership.
Jean Lacey retires as Executive Director having grown the organization from one to a staff of ten.
The SafeChoice Domestic Violence Program is located in an old house owned by Vancouver Housing Authority.DSHS contracts with
YWCA for evening coverage of the hotline.
Full health benefits offered to staff at Vancouver YWCA.