women's residency

women's residency

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

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

Engagement specialists are available 24 hours and provide an array of supportive workshops and social and recreational activities.

onsite programs

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.

our impact


mental health diagnosis


dual diagnosis of mental health and addiction


history of domestic violence


age 45 or older

hours of operation

YWCA Columbus offers services 24 hours a day, seven days a week to all residents.

fair housing

The policy of YWCA Columbus is to fully comply with applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations in the area of non-discrimination in employement. Discrimination against employees and applicants due to race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment), national origin, disability, age (40 years or older), military and vetern status is prohibited. Violations of this policy will be subject to discipline, up to and including termination.

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The YWCA Women's Residency program is CARF accredited in the areas of Crisis Intervention, Community Housing, Case Management Services and Assessment & Referrals.

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