Each year, the YWCA’s Emergency Housing program serves over 600 women and children in crisis.
The goals of the program are to help homeless women and families find appropriate housing and improve financial stability. The goal of the trauma informed program is designed to build on each woman’s individual strengths. Special emphasis is placed on building the support networks necessary to achieve stability and avoid future homelessness.
- Individual rooms or apartments offer privacy during a time of crisis and change; each resident has access to a common kitchen, lounge, and children’s playroom
- Women and families entering the program receive an individualized assessment and meet with a case manager to create a personalized goal plan to find appropriate housing
- On-site health screenings and mental health assessments are offered in partnership with local healthcare providers
- Experienced, trained staff help women overcome the effects of domestic violence and other trauma
- Drop-in childcare is available each week as participants search for housing, attend skill building classes, and keep other appointments
- Eligible clients receive up to one year of follow-up support services in the community to ensure success in maintaining housing stability
- Open to women over the age of 18 who are currently homeless and all custodial children
For more information on the YWCA’s Emergency Housing program, please call (585) 368-2292.