Long-Term Housing

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A Community of Support

Affordable housing is nothing without a caring environment. The YWCA provides both in 47 comfortable rooms. Many women in this program have called the YWCA home for many years.

Each woman has a private living space with full access to common kitchens for preparing and enjoying meals together and lounges for socializing and visiting with family. The supportive environment includes one-on-one case management services and help in accessing other community services.

Each year, the program provides long-term housing and support services to nearly 80 women.

The goal of the program is to provide women who may not have the chance to live on their own the opportunity to remain indepdendent while having access to a support network of staff and fellow residents.

Program Details:

  • Case managers work with residents to maintain an independent and stable lifestyle
  • Participants develop an individualized service plan and participate in workshops such as life-skills trainings and job readiness programs
  • Recreational and social opportunities, such as craft classes and holiday celebrations, are also offered weekly
  • 47 single-room occupancy units are available on site for women over the age of 18 with shared kitchen, bathrooms, laundry facilities, and lounge
  • Experienced, trained staff help women overcome the effects of domestic violence and other trauma

For more information on the YWCA’s Long-Term Housing program, please call (585) 368-2252.

We at YWCA of Rochester & Monroe County feel the shockwaves following the death of George Floyd, a black man suffocated by a white police officer earlier this week. We send our condolences to the family and friends of George Floyd, and of Ahmed Aubrey, and Breonna Taylor – to all victims of hate crimes and communities of color. We are also thinking of our sisters and brothers at YWCA Minneapolis and the whole Minneapolis-St. Paul community through this difficult and frightening time.

As an organization with a mission of eliminating racism, we believe we must all do our part to promote and achieve racial equality. We MUST take a stand. We must unite in our vision of a community with peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

We believe that addressing this specific incident alone won’t be enough to prevent future incidents of police violence against Black people, and people of color in America. Our country’s failure to address institutional racism is costing lives. Racism is why coronavirus is killing more people of color than white people. Racism is why police shootings are a leading cause of death for young Black men. Racism is why Black mothers die more frequently in childbirth. Racism has no place in the America we all deserve.

At YWCA, we demand a world of equity and human decency. We envision a world of opportunity. We commit ourselves to the work of racial justice. We will get up and continue to do the work until injustice is rooted out, until institutions are transformed, until the world sees women, girls, and people of color the way we do: Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable.

Please join us in our mission to eliminate racism and empower women by speaking up and speaking out against racism in our world.  Learn more through the YWCA Toolkit for Change at https://www.ywcarochester.org/toolkit-for-change/