YWCA MAHONING VALLEY
SERVING WARREN (OH) / SOUTHERN TRUMBULL COUNTY
AMOUNT DONATED: $5,515
The YWCA Mahoning Valley is a non-profit agency on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, dignity, and freedom for all. In 2018, YWCA Warren and YWCA Youngstown merged to become one YWCA serving the Valley. Established in 1904 in Youngstown, and 1916 in Warren, the YWCA has over 218 years’ combined experience providing quality services and innovative programming to meet the changing needs of women, girls, and families in our region. We carry out our mission through housing with supportive services, childcare and youth development programming, empowerment programming, and racial justice education.
While the match program for Giving Week is over, the need doesn't end! Please feel to make a gift at any time.
Giving Week Progress:
FUNDRAISING GOAL: $2,500
Programs Supported by Your Donations
YWCA Mahoning Valley operates over 102 units of Scattered Site, Transitional, and Permanent Supportive housing in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties. In 2019, 330 people accessed housing with supportive services, including single or partnered women with or without disabilities and with or without children, as well as Veterans. The WINGS in Warren, has 12 units for income-eligible singles and families consisting of fully-furnished 1, 2, and 3-bedroom units. Designed for female-headed households with a disability that puts them at risk for homelessness, the WINGS provides households with on-site case management, job readiness, life skills, assistance with emergency needs, and parenting coaching. In addition, staff offer referrals for mental health and substance abuse counseling. We partner with Coleman Professional Services, the Mahoning County Continuum of Care, Trumbull County Housing Collaborative, and Region 5 Balance of State. Those fleeing domestic violence and the chronically homeless are a priority at WINGS. YWCA also operates Summer Camp for middle schools girls to encourage education and interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. Specifically designed as a career exploration camp, this camp generates interest in STEAM fields so girls pursue these topics in their chosen career, as they typically have higher wage jobs.
Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help
Our on-site case manager works one-on-one with each family to create an individualized self-sufficiency plan with achievable goals and assists with connecting families to the supportive services necessary to achieve their goals. These services act to stabilize the lives of women who have experienced trauma and to move them forward on the path of self-sufficiency. We learned from the popularity of our group counseling sessions on mental health and substance abuse how vital these services are for clients. Without sufficient funding, YWCA cannot offer one-on-one counseling required to manage the clients resulting is delayed or slow recovery process for them.