YWCA MAHONING VALLEY

SERVING WARREN (OH) / SOUTHERN TRUMBULL COUNTY

AMOUNT DONATED: $9,657

As of May 1, 2018, YWCA Youngstown and YWCA Warren have merged to form one entity YWCA Mahoning valley. YWCA Youngstown opened in 1904 and the YWCA Warren began in 1916 in downtown Youngstown and Warren, respectively. Both organizations share the YWCA USA's mission of eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Serving women and families in the Mahoning Valley is what drives our respective organizations, and by combining forces it makes the community as a whole even stronger.

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Giving Week Progress:

FUNDRAISING GOAL: $10,000

  Programs Supported by Your Donations  

YWCA is focused on improving the quality of life for all by offering assistance to those in need, and addressing disparities and barriers.

* Housing with Supportive Services: YWCA housing programs in Youngstown include Transitional, Permanent Supportive and Veteran housing for low income and homeless individuals with or without families. The WINGS program at Warren provides permanent supportive housing for female-headed households with a disability that puts them at risk of homelessness. Supportive services include rental assistance, case management, life skills training, and referrals to mental and physical health services, transportation help and follow-up care.

* Empowerment offers programming in Economic Empowerment, Women's Entrepreneurship and career advancement.

* Youth program includes Early Care and Education, and School Age Summer Camps. The preschool program serves children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Early Care and Education ensures that young children have the proper support to begin kindergarten at a developmentally appropriate level to ensure their success in kindergarten and beyond. Y-Girls STEAM Ahead Summer camps are provided to middle school girls in Youngstown and Warren locations.

Racial Justice & Advocacy: YWCA is committed to providing opportunities for education and outreach for Racial Justice and equality.

  Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help  

YWCA is committed to providing housing to our clients irrespective of their ability to pay rent. Funding such as this assists us in providing the support our clients need to survive and get through these difficult times. YWCA works to ensure our housing clients have resources for mental health, substance abuse, social services, food, and rent payments now and in the coming months. Maintenance staff sanitizes buildings and responds to housing emergencies, using proper protocols for social distancing. We are also preparing our vacant units in anticipation of a growth in future housing needs.

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