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YWCA assistance programs.

Hundreds of non-profit and charities are part of the YWCA or they work closely with the organization. The agency provides a number of services to women, their children, and families. Every year millions of people turn to the non-profit for help with child care, economic empowerment, employment, and assistance for domestic violence. The YWCA also supports veterans and their families. More information on their services and locations is below. However the programs vary by location.

The goal of the organization is various. They focus on addressing discrimination, domestic violence and racism as well as provide help to women as well as their children, whether single moms or married couple. They also help with employment needs, housing, day or child care, empowering women, and much more.

Housing and financial aid type resources

Shelters as well as transitional housing is available. Many people may not know but the YWCA is the largest provider of domestic violence shelters. They provide a number of other services to victims as well. Hundreds of thousands of women, single parents and their children use the YWCA shelters and transitional housing programs. Other services offered include support groups, legal advocacy, crisis hot lines, and more.

Health care programs and wellness support is provided too. The YWCA knows that access to affordable and quality health care is critical. Even more so for children. As many know the health care that is needed for women’s needs, such as breast cancer screening reproductive health, is often very expensive, even for people that have insurance. So the non-profit partners and has referrals to local medical providers, community clinics that provide charity care, and other resources.

Veteran and military member programs are offered at dozens of sites across the nation. The non-profit will try to provide military veterans and their families help in an emergency. This can include health care, housing, career training and more general counseling.




Locations may offer transitional housing to women veterans. They will receive a place to stay as well as free meals and food. They can also benefit from other YWCA assistance programs and related events. People can also access clinical case management and work force readiness services. Examples can include financial literacy, computer labs, stress management classes and job training. People who use the centers can also get referred to housing, local charity programs, health services and employment assistance. Other resources such as Dress for Success can also help female veterans.

Self sufficiency, including employment and money management from YWCA

Job training, employment services, and general empowerment is a service that is available. The YWCA provides this type of assistance to thousands of women with the goal of helping them achieve self-sufficiency. They will try to address illiteracy, lack of experience, or educational achievement such as a high school diploma/GED. All of this can be a barrier to gainful employment, advancement, economic security and self-sufficiency. So the YWCA and their programs try to address these issues and give women the tools and the knowledge necessary for gainful employment.

Many of these career type services focus on providing the client with holistic development and use that training approach. This there includes academic, vocational, and it will review their employability skills and social competencies. The non-profit, often along with other organizations and charities, organizes assistance to clients through classroom and practical, on the job based learning experiences.

Empowerment will sometimes require limited financial support so that the mother can get help with paying the expenses involved in choosing this option. While the YWCA does not provide their own cash assistance, there are organizations that can offer support. There are places to turn to for child care vouchers, housing, and more. Locate agencies that offer assistance for single moms.





YWCA Early Childcare Programs are used by hundreds of thousands of women and their children every year. They encourage school readiness, child development and prepare the child for school and lifelong education. The services, namely child care programs, will also help parents as they have the ability to now hold a job or attend job training. Many single parents and moms are big beneficiaries of these services. The main resources available can include Head Start, pre-kindergarten programs, and subsidized childcare.

Many parents, regardless of their income, are struggling with finding affordable, accessible and quality childcare and early education programs. So this is the main reason that some centers will offer day care or Child Enrichment Programs. The sites may offer care in a before and after school setting, help children learn more about the world, offer educational opportunities and more. Locations may even offer low cost or subsidized care for children if their parents live in a shelter or are homeless.

Free or low cost Drop-In Child Care Centers are similar to above. This may be an option for mothers pursuing higher education or that are attending some form of job training. This service is provided at child care centers that are strategically situated on campuses of higher learners. The main reason these sites were set up was to give young mothers the convenience of receiving nurturing and safe child care as they work to achieve their educational and employment goals. There are other assistance programs for daycare nationwide.

Budgeting, financial literacy workshops and classes can help female clients gain independence through economic empowerment. Specialists and credit counselors from YWCA provide financial literacy training, credit repair, debt reduction, and even information on the basics of budgeting. The programs may help people of all incomes and assist them with gaining self-sufficiency.

Young Women’s leadership development and scholarships are available, depending on resources and the applicant’s need. Some scholarships may also be issued based on the applicant’s achievement and community service record.

Women over 50 can also get help. The agencies offer resource options to help older adults secure employment and gain financial stability. Job seekers or even the currently unemployed will be offered access to modern job search and self-marketing tools. Some site can also offer pre-employment, entry-level training and related supportive services to women, minorities and disadvantaged persons.

Assistance for victims of domestic violence is offered for women and children. Not only does the non-profit support and advocate anti-violence policies and programs nationwide, but they also help victims. The non-profit YWCAs provide a variety of short and long term services including emergency shelters, support groups, meals and more. The sites also work with regional charities, churches, and government agencies as needed. Counseling, support groups and low cost or free legal services may also be offered in order to help victims leave their abusers.







Locations of YWCA centers near you

To learn more, the YWCA can be reached at (202) 467-0801. Or stop by a center near yo, listed below.

YWCA Adams County, call 402 462-8821
YWCA Alaska, 646-318-1493
YWCA Alexandria-Pineville. Call 318 442-3397 for intake.
YWCA Allentown, 610 434-9333
YWCA Alliance, call 330 823-1840 for intake.
YWCA Alton, 618 465-7774
YWCA Ames-Iowa State University, 515 294-1663
YWCA Annapolis & Anne Arundel County, 410 626-7800
YWCA Asheville and Western North Carolina, (828) 254-7206
YWCA Aurora, 630 256-4520
YWCA Beaumont. Dial 409-899-1011 for information on day care, job training, and other resources.
YWCA Bellingham, call 360 734-4820 x104
YWCA Bergen County, 201-881-1700
YWCA Berkeley /Oakland. Has transitional housing, assistance for female veterans, counseling, and emergency shelter services. 510 848-6370
YWCA Bethlehem.. For information, dial 610 867-4669.
YWCA Billings, 406 252-6303
YWCA Binghamton/Broome County, 607-772-0340
YWCA Bogalusa, 985 732-9083
YWCA Boston, 617-585-5400
YWCA Boulder County, dial 303 443-0419 for intake.
YWCA Bradford, 814 368-4235
YWCA Bristol, 423 968-9444
YWCA Brooklyn, 718-875-1190
YWCA Bucks County, telephone number is 215 953-7793 x105
YWCA Burlington, phone 319 753-6734 x119
YWCA Butler, telephone number is 724 287-5709
YWCA Cambridge. Call 617-491-6050
YWCA Canton (IL). Main number is 309 647-0441
YWCA Canton (OH), 330 453-7644
YWCA Carlisle, 717 243-3818
YWCA Cass Clay, 701 232-2547
YWCA Central Alabama, main number is 205 322-9922
YWCA Central Carolinas, 704 525-5770
YWCA Central Maine, 207-795-4050





YWCA Central Massachusetts, 508-791-3181
YWCA Central New Jersey. Assistance for women includes job training, affordable child care, training and more. 908-756-3500
YWCA Central Orange County, 714 633-4950
YWCA Central Virginia, 434 847-7751
YWCA Charleston, (304) 340-3594
YWCA Clark County, dial 360 696-0167
YWCA Clinton, 563 242-2110
YWCA Columbus, 614 224-9121
YWCA Contra Costa County/Sacramento, 925 372-4213 x11
YWCA Corpus Christi, 361 857-5661
YWCA Cortland, 607-753-9651
YWCA Darien-Norwalk, 203-655-2535
YWCA Dayton, 937 461-5550
YWCA Delaware, 302 655-0039
YWCA Dubuque, phone 563 556-3371
YWCA Duluth, 218 722-7425
YWCA El Paso del Norte Region, 915 533 2311
YWCA Elgin. For information on day care, referrals, or government benefits, call 847 742-7930.
YWCA Elmira & Twin Tiers, 607-733-5575
YWCA Elyria, 440 322-6308
YWCA Enid, 580 234-7581
YWCA Essex & West Hudson, 973-672-9500. Offers child care, job training, and other assistance.
YWCA Evanston/North Shore, 847 864-8445
YWCA Evansville, 812 422-1191
YWCA Fort Dodge, main number is 515 573-3931
YWCA Fort Worth & Tarrant County Texas. Call 817 332-6191
YWCA Gardena Valley, 310 327-5356
YWCA Genesee County, 585-343-5808
YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County, 717 334-9171 x115
YWCA Glendale, 818 242-4155
YWCA Grand Island, 308 384-9922
YWCA Great Falls Michigan office. Phone number is 406 452-1315
YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region, phone number is 989 894-9055
YWCA Greater Atlanta, 404-527-7575
YWCA Greater Austin, 512-326-1222
YWCA Greater Baltimore, 410 685-1460
YWCA Greater Baton Rouge, 225 383-0681
YWCA Greater Capital Region, 518-274-7100
YWCA Greater Charleston, Inc., 843-722-1644
YWCA Greater Cincinnati, 513 241-7090
YWCA Greater Cleveland, 216 881-6878
YWCA Greater Flint, telephone number is 810 238-7621
YWCA Greater Harrisburg, 717 234-7931
YWCA Greater Johnstown, dial 814 536-3519 Ext103
YWCA Greater Lafayette, 765 742-0075 765-4
YWCA Greater Lawrence, 978-687-0331
YWCA Greater Los Angeles California, 213 365-2991
YWCA Greater Miami & Dade Inc., main phone number 305 377-9922
YWCA Greater New Orleans, 504 430-5410
YWCA Greater Newburyport, 978-465-0981
YWCA Greater Pittsburgh, call 412 391-5100
YWCA Greater Portland, 503 294-7400
YWCA Green Bay-DePere, 920 432-5581
YWCA Greensboro, 336 273-3461 x111
YWCA Greenville, 864 373-6300
YWCA Greenwich, call 203-869-6501
YWCA Hamilton. Main number is 513 856-9800
YWCA Hanover, 717 637-2125
YWCA Harbor Area, 310-547-0831





YWCA Hartford Region, dial 860-525-1163
YWCA Haverhill Massachusetts, dial 978-374-6121
YWCA Hawaii Island, 808 935-7141
YWCA Hazleton, 570 455-2046
YWCA Helena, phone 406 442-8774. Offers training, shelter, and more.
YWCA High Point, 336 882-4126
YWCA Houston and Harris County Texas, 713-868-9922
YWCA Huron, 605 352-2793
YWCA Jamestown. Phone 716-488-2237
YWCA Kalamazoo Michigan. This center can be reached at 269 345-5595.
YWCA Kankakee, 815 933-4516
YWCA Kauai County, 808 245-5959
YWCA Kitsap County, call 360 479-0522
YWCA Knoxville Tennessee, 865 523-6126
YWCA La Crosse, 608-781-2783
YWCA Lake County Illinois, 847-662-4247
YWCA Lancaster, 717 393-1735 x221
YWCA Lewiston Clarkston, 208 743-1535
YWCA Lincoln, 402 434-3494
YWCA Lorain, 440 246-2002
YWCA Lowell, 978-454-5405
YWCA Lower Cape Fear, Inc., 910 799-6820
YWCA Lubbock, 806 792-2723
YWCA Madison. Main number is 608 257-1436
YWCA Malden, 781-322-3760
YWCA Mankato, 507 345-4629
YWCA Maricopa County, 602 258-0990
YWCA Marion County, 304 366-4480
YWCA Marshalltown, 641 752-8658
YWCA McLean County, 309 662-0461
YWCA Memphis, phone number is 901-323-2211
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, 312-372-6600
YWCA Metropolitan Dallas, phone number is 214 584-2314
YWCA Metropolitan Detroit Michigan center, call 313 259-9922
YWCA Metropolitan St. Louis, 314-531-1115
YWCA Middle Rio Grande, 505 254-9922
YWCA Minneapolis, 612-332-0501
YWCA Minot, (701) 838-1812
YWCA Missoula. Call 406 543-6691
YWCA Mitchell. Main number is 605 996-4311
YWCA Mohawk Valley, 315-732-2159
YWCA Monterey County, 831-422-8602
YWCA Mount Desert Island, 207-288-5008
YWCA Muncie, 765 284-3345
YWCA Nashville, 615-269-9922
YWCA National Capital Area, 202 626-0700. Supports all of Washington DC.
YWCA New Britain, 860-225-4681
YWCA New Hampshire, 603-625-5785





YWCA New York City, 212-755-4500
YWCA Niagara, 716-433-6714
YWCA North Central Indiana, 574-233-9491
YWCA North Central PA, call 570 322-4637
YWCA North Orange County, 714 871-4488
YWCA Northeast Indiana, 260 424-4908 x255
YWCA NorthEastern New York, 518-374-3394
YWCA Northwest Georgia, telephone 770 423-3560
YWCA Northwest Indiana, 219 881-9922
YWCA Northwest Louisiana. Housing, meals, and more is offered for single parents, women, and their children. 318-222-2116
YWCA Northwest Ohio, 419-241-3235
YWCA O'ahu, (808) 695-2613
YWCA of Black Hawk County, 319 234-7589
YWCA Oil City, 814 676-6528
YWCA Oklahoma City, main number is 405 948-1770
YWCA Olympia Washington, 360 352-0593
YWCA Orange County. For information on services, dial 845-561-8050.
YWCA Palm Beach County, 561 640-0050 x137
YWCA Paris & Lamar County, 903 785-5221
YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley, 626-296-8433
YWCA Pekin, 309 347-9922 ext 25
YWCA Pierce County, 253 272-4181 x223
YWCA Piqua. Assistance includes day care, shelter, and counseling. Phone number is 937 773-6626
YWCA Princeton, 609-497-2100
YWCA Pueblo, 719 542-6904
YWCA Quad Cities, telephone 309 788-3479
YWCA Queens New York. Call 718-353-4553 for information.
YWCA Quincy, 217 221-9922 ext 21
YWCA Rhode Island, 401-769-7450
YWCA Richmond (IN), 765-966-0538
YWCA Richmond (VA), 804 643-6761
YWCA Riverside County, telephone number is 909 687-9922
YWCA Rochester & Monroe County, 585-368-2296
YWCA Rock County, 608 752-5445
YWCA Rockford, 815 968-9681 x307 81
YWCA Salem, 503 581-9922 ext 319
YWCA San Antonio, 210 228-9922
YWCA San Diego County, 619 239-0355 x227
YWCA San Francisco California 415 397-6886
YWCA San Gabriel Valley, 626 960-2995
YWCA Santa Monica, 310 452-3881
YWCA Sauk Valley, 815 625-0333
YWCA Seattle|King|Snohomish, telephone number is 206-461-4851
YWCA Silicon Valley, 408 295-4011
YWCA Sonoma County, telephone number is 707-303-8400
YWCA South Hampton Roads, 757 625-4248
YWCA Southeast Wisconsin. Dial 414 374-1800
YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts, call 508-999-3255 for intake
YWCA Spokane, 509-789-9303
YWCA St. Joseph, 816 232-4481
YWCA St. Paul, 651 222-3741
YWCA Steubenville, 740 282-1261
YWCA Sweetwater County, main phone 307 352-6635
YWCA Syracuse & Onondaga County. Dial 315-424-0040. Offers day care, housing, and more for women and children across central New York.
YWCA Tampa Bay, 727 896-4629
YWCA Titusville, 814 827-2746
YWCA Tonawandas, 716-692-5580
YWCA Topeka, 785 233-1750
YWCA Trenton New Jersey. For assistance, call 609-396-8291
YWCA Tri-County Area, telephone number is 610 323-1888
YWCA Tucson, 520 884-7810
YWCA Tulsa, 918 587-2100
YWCA Ulster County, 845-338-6844
YWCA Union County, 908-355-1995
YWCA University of Illinois, 217 344-0721
YWCA Upper Lowlands, Inc., 803 773-7158
YWCA USA, main number is (202) 467-0801





YWCA Utah, 801-537-8604
YWCA Van Wert County, 419 238-6639
YWCA Vermont, 802-862-7520
YWCA Virginia Peninsula. Offers child care, help for domestic violence, and other support. 757 245-6026
YWCA Walla Walla, 509 525-2570
YWCA Warren, 330 373-1010
YWCA Washington Community, 319-653-2141
YWCA Washington State University, main number is 509-335-8200
YWCA Watsonville, call 831 724-6078
YWCA Wausau, dial 715 842-3381
YWCA Wenatchee Valley, 509 662-3531
YWCA West Central Michigan, main number is 616 459-4681
YWCA Western Massachusetts, 413-732-3121
YWCA Western New York. May have information on financial aid, day care, and referrals. 716-852-6120
YWCA Westfield, 716-326-2011
YWCA Westmoreland County, 724 834-9390
YWCA Wheeling, 304 232-0511
YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester New York. Call 914-949-6227
YWCA Wichita, 316 263-7501
YWCA Winston-Salem/Forsyth County North Carolina, 336 722-5138
YWCA Yakima, 509 248-7796
YWCA Yonkers, call 914-963-0640 for intake
YWCA York, 717 845-2631
YWCA Youngstown, 330 746-6361

By Jon McNamara

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