Supporting our Staff: Adrienne Lee-Garland, Director of Women’s Residency

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Supporting our Staff: Adrienne Lee-Garland, Director of Women’s Residency

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When you give to YWCA Columbus, you allow us to retain top-tier talent that helps move our advocacy agenda forward. One such team member is Adrienne Lee-Garland. Adrienne serves as Director of the Women’s Residency Program where she establishes a culture that prioritizes the women residents’ needs.

Adrienne is passionate about serving others and believes there is no better way to do so than “to encourage and to provide support and services to the women here.” Residents in the Women’s Residency Program are recovering from addiction, weathering disability or mental illness, or navigating job loss. That’s where Adrienne and her team step in, to plan and implement crisis services to address their challenges.

YWCA Columbus’s mission motivates Adrienne because “it reminds me of why I am here and keeps me grounded to remember that humanity matters.” She feels a sense of belonging with YWCA Columbus because the work encompasses the community and includes action steps to enhance services for others.

When she looks to the future, Adrienne hopes for more community programming, such as aftercare services and transitional housing for young men, victims of domestic violence, and pregnant women. “I believe in the work that we do and that YWCA Columbus has visionaries to promote positive change.” She also hopes to increase awareness of the Women’s Residency Program and educate more members of our community to help eliminate preconceived notions. “Our partnership is with this community, and they are part of our community.”

YWCA Columbus provides support through safe and long-term subsidized housing, employment and education resources, and healthcare. To learn more, click here.