A Foundation for Economic Security
Quality, affordable housing is critical to women’s and family’s ability to achieve economic security and to children’s ability to succeed in school. Single mothers are at particular risk. A recent report cited that a minimum-wage hourly employee would have to work 102 hours a week to be able to afford a two-bedroom apartment at fair market rent in Rochester.
The goal of the program is to help women and families achieve self-sufficiency and maintain stable housing in the community while providing a safe environment where their children can thrive. Supportive staff help residents access community services, prepare for and gain employment, and address any barriers to independent living. Recreational and social activities build a sense of community and enrich residents’ lives.
Kathlyn Gardens on Portland Avenue provides 12 two- and three-bedroom units.
A large central courtyard provides room for children to ride bikes and play games in the summer months.
Vermont Manor, located on Culver Road, provides 16 studio and one-bedroom apartments.
A beautiful neighborhood with easy access to bus routes and shopping provides a sense of community.
Experienced, trained staff help women overcome the effects of domestic violence and other trauma.
For more information on the YWCA’s affordable apartments, please call (585) 368–2252.