women in transition (WIT)
The YWCA believes in safe, secure housing and seeks to bring hope to single, unaccompanied women in our community.
For more than 16 years, the YWCA has operated the Women In Transition (WIT) program. With safe, affordable housing and comprehensive support services, single women have the opportunity to move their lives to firmer foundations. From computer training to budgeting skills to preparing for job interviews and health and fitness, the YWCA offers participants a variety of opportunities to grow and set goals for the future. Program participants may remain in the program for up to 18 months.In 2008, seven participants attended Central Piedmont Community College, while an eighth enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Another WIT graduate returned to the accounting profession and purchased a home in less than a year.Program Outcomes (2013)
- 85 percent of participants successfully exited into permanent housing.
- 100 percent of participants contacted in permanent housing remained housed after six months to one year."This experience helped me more than words can express. It took me places, showed me things about myself, and most important, eliminated things in my life that meant me no good." - Graduate, WIT ProgramSome participants in the WIT program can participate in the "Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin' By World" program. Click here for more information.The Bank of America Charlotte LEAD Women's Group has been providing workshops to WIT participants for more than three years. Click here to read more about this wonderful partnership and how it has changed the lives of many of the women involved.
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