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our programs:

Through a wide variety of programs, our YWCA helps individuals and families overcome poverty, homelessness, violence and discrimination. Services include emergency shelter, affordable housing, economic empowerment, domestic violence support, youth programs, health care access, and much more.



Angeline's Day Center - Offers safety, supportive services and dignity to homeless women in downtown Seattle.

Central Area Food Bank - Open to the public and located in Seattle's Central District, distributes more than 10,000 pounds of food a month.

Domestic Violence Program - Provides comprehensive domestic violence services for survivors in need.

Overnight Shelters - For at least 10,000 people in King and Snohomish Counties, YWCA is one of the largest providers of emergency shelter for homeless women and families in our region.

Sexual Violence Legal Services - The only legal program in Washington focused exclusively on providing legal assistance to address the unique needs of victims of sexual violence.

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Family Homelessness Prevention - An in-home case management service that helps families struggling to resolve multiple issues stay in their homes.

Family Self-Sufficiency - A voluntary program that helps families striving to attain independence and live without a housing subsidy or public assistance.

Housing Access and Services Program - Coordination of a consortium of providers serving persons with disabilities.

Housing Stability Project of King County - Rental assistance for individuals and families of King County who are experiencing a short-term crisis and are at risk for eviction, or who are homeless, or forced to move and need assistance with move-in costs.

Passage Point - Provides single parents returning to the community after a period of incarceration with supportive housing, empowering them to reunite with their children.

Permanent Housing - With affordable rent and YWCA support, nine out of 10 women in our permanent housing programs maintain stability.

Permanent Housing Stability Program - Provides subsidized permanent housing for large (4-8 persons), low-income families currently residing in shelter or in transitional housing.

Project Self-Sufficiency - Helps individuals, couples and families in crisis remain in their current housing or move into more appropriate housing.

Rapid Re-Housing for Homeless Families - A pilot program in King County focused on moving families from shelter to permanent housing.

Shelter Plus Care - Provides permanent housing vouchers to homeless adults with a qualifying disability.

Supportive Services for Veteran Families - Helps veterans and their families who are homeless, or in danger of becoming homeless, find and maintain permanent housing.

Transitional Housing - Serves families that have become homeless and need to rebuild their lives.

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economic empowerment

BankWork$™ - Helping people in transition train for and land high-quality bank teller careers and helping local banks find high-quality tellers.

Basic Food & Employment Training Program - Job search, training and placement services for eligible food stamp recipients (not receiving TANF).

YWCA Career Development Centers - Search for job listings, conduct a phone interview, work on resume or brush up on your computer skills.

Career Pathways Program - Employment and training program prepares low-income Seattle residents for careers in Business and Information Technology.

Community Jobs - Assist families receiving TANF move from welfare to unsubsidized employment through on the job training at a government or non-profit agency.

Dress For Success® Seattle - Provides professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Economic Resilience Program: Supports women and families in maintaining economic security and empowerment hrough education, financial assistance and training that builds a variety of skills.

Employment and Housing Stability Program (EHSP) - Assists in case management, support services and assistance with job search, housing search and 12 months of job retention.

Greenbridge Youth Employment Program - Offers employment and education support to youth ages 16-22 living in the Park Lake II Apartments at Greenbridge in White Center.

Homeless Intervention Program - Helps homeless people obtain full time permanent employment, along with stable, affordable housing.

King County Jobs Initiative - Serves ex-offenders with employment re-entry services and targeted job training.

Manufacturing Career Pathways for WomenOffers college and career navigation and help accessing vocational training in multiple pathways.

ORCA Lift - Provides more affordable public transportation for people being served by public benefit programs, and for individuals within 200% of the federal poverty level.

RISE - Provides employment and training services, filling the gap currently experienced by Basic Food Employment Training (BFET) participants who face multiple barriers.

Title V Employment Program - Helps older workers find employment.

Veterans Employment Program - Putting veterans back on the path to work through job search and training assistance.

Working Wardrobe - Offers business appropriate attire to homeless or low-income women in need of clothing for interviews or new jobs. 

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BABES Network - BABES Network is a peer support program for women and families affected by HIV.

Community Mental Health - Offers therapeutic mental health counseling to adults in East and South King County.

Health Care Access - For people with low incomes who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless have information about and connections to free or low-cost medical services.

Healthy Birth Outcomes - Serving low income families by providing supportive services from pregnancy to the child’s first birthday.

Pathways Counseling - Offers supportive mental health counseling on a sliding scale to individuals in the community.

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Children's Domestic Violence Program - Works with children and non abusive parents to minimize the effects of domestic violence.

YWCA Early Learning Center & Head Start - Located at Family Village Redmond and provides full-time care to children between 12-months and 5-years old. 

YWCA GirlsFirst - Encourages leadership, instills confidence, develops skills, and provides opportunities to girls of color.

Greenbridge Youth Employment Program - Offers employment and education support to youth ages 16-22 living in the Park Lake II Apartments at Greenbridge in White Center.

Young Parent Program - Provides intensive housing and employment case management, paid internships, GED tutoring and parenting classes to homeless teenage parents.

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