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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. We carry out our mission through housing with supportive services, childcare and youth development, empowerment, and racial justice education.
Led by women, we seek partnership and leadership roles in removing barriers and reducing disparities for women, children, and families. While we primarily serve women and families who identify as low-income and minority, as well as women with disabilities, we do not discriminate against men; men access our housing programs and participate in our adult education programs.

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

  Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help  

YWCA has consistently served the under served and under represented population in the Mahoning Valley. The past year we have been working on recovering from the effects of the pandemic. Foundation giving and individual donations have decreased due to inflation. There is a need for gap funding that needs to be met from additional funding sources such as giving campaigns. Also, housing population continues to be vulnerable and needs additional support to combat the addiction habits which seem to have increased during the pandemic. There is a need for additional case management.

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