The YWCA Family Center provides emergency shelter and critical services to stabilize homeless families in central Ohio. A national model, more than 64% of our families find housing within 20 days of entering the program.
snapshot of homeless families
In 2013, of our 1,987 families and
To assist our families with rapid re-housing, we offer a breadth of services under one roof:
direct family assistance
Our families receive healthy meals, warm beds, basic need items, and transportation assistance while they stay with us.
Each family is assigned a family advocate who assists with housing, job counseling and services for children. Parents receive an education in economic development to increase their standard of living.
ohio benefit bank site
One of the first things parents do on site at the Family Center is register for government benefits such as: food stamps, social security benefits, Medicaid/medicare.
Parents spend their days searching for jobs and housing knowing their children are in award-winning childcare programs. Because of our partner, Project Connect, and our value on learning for life, students are bussed to their school of origin during their Family Center stay.
numbers that change lives