families together



0999webYWCA's Families Together program provides safe, affordable housing and intensive support services for homeless families with minor children.

Made possible by numerous donors and friends, we were able to open Families Together, a ten unit housing complex on our Park Road campus in 2008. Families Together program participants have access to a myriad of services including: case management; computer instruction; education and job training programs; career counseling; financial planning services and volunteer facilitated social activities. Each family can remain in the program for up to 18 months.

Since opening in 2008, YWCA has housed more than 40 families - 178 individuals ranging in age from newborns to 49 years have been served. Since the YWCA partnered with the Charlotte Housing Authority in 2009, qualified families have graduated with the benefit of Section 8 Choice Vouchers. Families Together was proud to be named the 2009 winner of the Housing North Carolina Award.

To learn more about the program model, click here for the Families Together brochure. Effective July 2015, heads of household must be on the Charlotte Housing Authority wait list.

Click here to see an update on the Families Together program over the past three years.

Program Outcomes (2016)

  • 100% of our participants exited into permanent housing.
  • 100% remained permanently housed after six months.

    A Warm Welcome for Homeless Families

    We know that many of you look for volunteer opportunities to share with your family and friends, co-workers and church groups. We have a greatest needs list and Items purchased off of that list will be used to "furnish" the YWCA Families Together residences. As always, your help is appreciated.

    Contact Us

    Candidates for the Families Together program must be referred to the YWCA by a community shelter agency.  For more information please contact Kenya Henderson, Director of Families Together at 704.525.5770 or email khenderson@ywcacentralcarolinas.org

 

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