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Empowering Women

Resident room in our transitional housing supports economic stability and developmentIn the YWCA transitional housing program, we empower women to move toward greater economic stability and development.  Employed women live in safe, low-cost transitional housing.

Most importantly, women can stay up to two years. This provides time for women to catch their breath.  Then, they can focus on working toward their goals.

Residents are also connected to resources and support services that will help move them towards greater financial and personal stability.

Strategies include:

  • Developing stability plans based on a personal inventory and support needs
  • Setting financial and housing goals
  • Engaging in financial literacy training
  • Understanding renter expectation
  • Developing a resource directory

Give us a call at 330-823-1840, Monday – Thursday 9:00AM-5:00PM to learn more.

Are you homeless or at risk of becoming homeless? Please call Stark County’s Homeless Hotline at 330-452-4363.  They can help.

This program is partially funded by United Way of Greater Stark County. 

First impressions matter!  Within the first minute or two, interviewers decide if an applicant will fit their company’s culture.

The YWCA Career & Fashion Boutique offers gently used women’s clothing.  Most importantly, women pay low cost of $ .50 – $1.00 per item.  Clothing is suitable for interviewing or sustaining current employment.


Come check us out!

We are open Mondays, Tuesdays from 9:00AM-2:00PM. Wednesday from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM and Fridays from 9:00AM-12:00PM    Thursdays are by appointment.

Call 330-823-1840 to schedule an appointment.

Have clothing to share?

Help women move toward greater economic stability and development.  The right outfit not only helps us look right for the job, it makes us feel confident. Please consider a donation of gently used, clean clothing that is suitable for work.

We especially need:

  • gently used women’s clothing
  • coats
  • scrubs
  • purses
  • jewelry

Items can be dropped-off at the YWCA between 9:00AM-5:00PM Monday through Thursday and by appointment.

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This program in part is helped funded by United Way of Greater Stark County with assistance available through the state of Ohio TANF funds awarded to Ohio Council of YWCAs.

At the YWCA, we know that women are willing to work hard to provide for themselves and families. Sometimes though, small barriers prevent a woman from earning a paycheck. We have resources that might be able to help.

Give us a call at 330-823-1840, Monday – Thursday 9:00AM-5:00PM to set-up an appointment.


These programs are made possible in part with the United Way of Greater Stark County, The Community Development Block Grant through the City of Alliance