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Families Together

The YWCA has been very wonderful for me and my family. It has lifted a big weight off my shoulders and has allowed me to focus more on myself, my future and my finances.

Patricia

 

YWCA’s Families Together (FT) program provides safe housing for families with minor children in Charlotte.

Built in 2008, Families Together consists of 10 townhouses located on YWCA’s Park Road campus. Our program provides safe, affordable housing and intensive support services for homeless families with minor children. As part of the program, participants have access to services including: case management; computer instruction; career counseling; financial planning services, educational workshops, access to our fitness center and social activities. Each family can remain in the program for up to 18 months.

In 2017, Families Together extended its reach in the community by partnering with Renaissance West Community Initiative (RWCI), a mixed income community in Charlotte. YWCA has two staff members on site who provide case management to the 65 families enrolled in Charlotte Housing Authority's Family Self-Sufficiency program. They are also available to aid the senior citizens who call Renaissance West home. 

 

Participation in our program is by referral from our partner agencies only.

  • Families must consist of at least three members with at least one minor child
  • One head of household must be at least 18 years of age
  • A reliable source of income sufficient to pay low monthly program fees and meet other financial obligations, earned by both head(s)
    of household (specific income criteria listed in FT brochure below)
  • The motivation and ability to make positive changes, as determined through assessment.
  • A fit between the family’s needs for growth and the level of supportive services offered by YWCA’s Families Together program.
  • Ability to function in a minimally supervised supportive housing situation without intensive or frequent monitoring.
  • If family members are not biologically related, they need to have lived together for at least one year prior to applying to the program.

Review our Families Together Brochure for a program description, quick facts and referral procedures. Or call the front desk at 704.525.5770 and we will connect you to the Families Together information line.