a message from our executive director:
As a record number of families join the ranks of the working poor and low-income, we continue to make a huge impact on documented community needs.
We make this impact with a holistic approach by incorporating prevention, direct service, and follow-up care. The successes of those we serve stem from our understanding that every individual is unique and brings her own strengths to the table. We help find, identify, and build upon those strengths. Individualized assitance leads to the success of those we serve.
Prevention allows us to help keep our nieghbors housed. Those at risk for experiencing homelessness receive advocacy, connections to available community resources, Life Skills classes, and free toiletries from the Placer Pantry. Direct service, through our research-based, proven-effective transitional housing prgrom - WINGS, provides hope for women who are experiencing homelessness. Follow-up care includes a minimum of six-month case management and advocacy after leaving our tranisitional housing program and staying in touch after providing prevention services. We stay involved. Statistically we know follow-up care is necessary for long-term success, and it feels right.
What is on the horizon for us this coming year? We are undertaking major rehab of our historic building to make it family friendly. We will not longer have to consider making a mother of little ones homeless. We will make the building ADA compliant so we can serve more than four women with mobility difficulties.
We will continue challenging ourselves to be of the most assistance to our community - to you.
We look forward to a day when our services are not in such high demand. Until then, your support makes it possible for us to prevent homelessness, enrich the lives of women and their children experiencing homelessness, and ensure the continued success of YWCA graduates.
Your investment in women and families at this crtical time helps to ensure that our firends, neighbors, and children may continue to work toward hopeful, self-sufficient, happy and healthy futures. Thank you for all you do for our community.
Kellie Goodwin McBride