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It's more than a warm bed

One night of a safe, warm home can make a dramatic difference in the lives of women and families we serve.

There are many ways to give:

To make a gift in honor or memory of a special person in your life, please click here.

Donate by phone or mail:

If you would like to mail your gift, you can address it to:
YWCA of Rochester & Monroe County
Attn. Development
175 N. Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604

Please make checks payable to YWCA of Rochester & Monroe County.

Or call (585) 368-2261 to personally speak to a YWCA staffer to make your credit card donation.

In-kind donations:

Visit our wish list and view a list of items that are always in need.   Unfortunately, the YWCA does not have the resources necessary to pick up donations from donors.

Bequests and other gifts:

The YWCA has a rich legacy of providing critical services for women and children in our community for over 125 years.  Your planned gift can help ensure the agency will continue to serve women and children for generations to come.   


Now We Have Options

“When you think all hope is gone, you can find a second family to point you in the right direction.”

La Rissa came to the YWCA's Emergency Housing program after becoming homeless earlier this year. "The staff was really accepting; they took the time to get to know my daughter." she says, "Most importantly, I learned about the YWCA's programs to help women find stable housing."

After a few short weeks, La Rissa moved into her own apartment, with assistance from the YWCA.   These days, she spends most of her time in class. "I want to be able to provide for my daughter," she says.  "I don’t want her to go through what I went through."

"Because of the YWCA, my life has changed. I have support, which I didn’t have before."

More Information

The YWCA provides over 40,000 days and nights of safety and comfort to homeless women and children in times of crisis.

You can give a homeless mom like La Rissa the security of knowing her child has a safe place to stay while she makes the transition to affordable long-term housing.