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- Curly hair
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At the time, the YWCA was attempting to build an emergency shelter in order to provide critical services to stabilize some of the most vulnerable families in central Ohio. The idea of building a homeless shelter in a neighborhood was not popular, but I found my voice as an advocate for others and helped remove the barriers to entry to pave the way for what is now known as the YWCA Family Center. Those core tenets still drive me today and define how I lead others.
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. 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. We receive referrals from The Community Shelter Board and do not accept direct referrals.
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When you don't have to think about how you are going to survive and how you are going to keep a roof over your head, you can focus on bettering yourself. Gaynell Farmer, Women's Resident.
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.
Learn more about the program - Watch now "Without the counselors here, I would've never been able to enroll in Columbus State.