Peace of Mind
Short-term child care is available to all parents who participate in YWCA programs. Parents can attend counseling, classes, pursue employment opportunities, look for permanent housing or keep other critical appointments. And they have peace of mind that their child is in a safe, friendly environment.
Jovanna and Jeremiah arrived at the YWCA's Emergency Housing program just after New Years Day. Jovanna, 18, first became homeless when she found out she was pregnant. At the YWCA, she met others who could relate to what she was going through. Her son made friends as well. "He got so much attention from residents and staff alike." she says.
To help her look for an apartment, Jovanna could leave Jeremiah in the YWCA’s Drop-In Child Care. Weeks later, she received the keys to her first apartment. With a safe place to raise her son, Jovanna, who just graduated high school, plans to turn her attention to college.