ON A MISSION TO EMPOWER WOMEN
For women recovering from addiction, weathering disability or mental illness, or navigating job loss and low incomes, the recently renovated Women’s Residency Program provides 91 units that include private kitchens, bathrooms and living space. Through safe, long-term subsidized housing, employment and education resources and healthcare, YWCA Columbus enables these women to live independently, with pride and dignity. Our approach is person-centered. By listening to each resident’s life dreams and lining up resources so every resident can thrive, we build a stronger community for Central Ohio.
Services We Offer
The voluntary services we offer include: wellness & recovery support with access to benefits, an onsite Resource Center offering computers with internet, phones, employment assistance, and classes in budgeting, financial literacy and a GED program.
Staff That Care
Available to all residents, our Supportive Services staff assist with developing personal goals and provide access to community resources and benefits. Engagement Specialists are also available 24 hours and provide workshops and social activities.
Community partners provide our residents with substance abuse recovery support, medical help from visiting nurse practitioners, and encouragement to identify personal strengths and promote their self-agency.
Gaynell Farmer, Women's Resident
FAQS for Potential Residents
We receive referrals from The Community Shelter Board and do not accept direct referrals. If you are homeless and in need of immediate assistance, call the homeless hotline at 614-274-7000.
- History of homelessness and currently homeless
- History of mental or emotional illness
- Unaccompanied female, age 18 or over, who is not a full-time student, and whose income does not exceed low income tax credit limits
- Must be eligible for rental subsidy as determined by Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
You must obtain a USHS application by contacting your mental health case manager, outreach worker, or navigator who will then contact the Community Shelter Board to complete an application.
Women's Residency Department