Since 1886, we have provided affordable housing for women in transition. Today, the historic Griswold Building in downtown Columbus is home to low-income women at any given time—many who are beginning their first jobs; recovering from drug-related, alcohol-related, and mental illnesses; or pursuing their education.
services we offer
- Wellness and recovery support
- An onsite resource center that offers computers with internet access
- Phones for business use
- Employment assistance; job fairs
- Budgeting and financial literacy classes
- GED program
- Access to benefits
supportive services coordinators
Supportive Services Coordinators assist residents with developing personal goals, accessing community resources and benefits, and provide linkages to other community programs that promote self-sufficiency and housing retention.
Engagement specialists are available 24 hours and provide an array of supportive workshops and social and recreational activities.
An onsite partnership with Maryhaven Inc., community providers, and onsite support groups provide recovery support and engagement for women struggling with substance abuse and/or chemical dependency.
The WINGS program provides structure and support in a safe environment in a community setting with a vast array of programming that encourages them to identify their own personal strengths and increase their self-esteem. In keeping with the Housing First Model, the primary goal of the WINGS program is to promote housing retention, self-sufficiency and stability.
hours of operation
YWCA Columbus offers services 24 hours a day, seven days a week to all residents.