We work to help women and families find and maintain safe, stable housing. We envision a future where we overcome racial and gender disparities and reduce institutional and societal barriers that drive inequities in homelessness and access to permanent, affordable housing.

YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish works to increase housing equity for women facing the greatest racial disparities in our community by connecting low-income women and families to emergency, transitional, and affordable housing.

  • YWCA offers 15 Housing programs and owns nearly 900 units of housing, connecting our clients and permanent housing residents with community resources to help ensure their long-term success.
  • YWCA’s Housing programs served over 10,000 people across King and Snohomish Counties in 2016. 
  • YWCA also advocates at the city, county, and state level for policies that promote housing affordability and protect the rights of tenants to a safe and healthy home.

YWCA currently offers the following Health programs and partnerships:

  • Emergency shelter and temporary housing: Children’s Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence Legal Services, Domestic Violence Services and Emergency Shelter
  • Permanent housing: Passage Point, Family Villages, Opportunity Place, Seneca Residence, Permanent Housing Stability
  • Housing support: Family Homelessness Prevention, Family Self-Sufficiency, Housing Stability Program , Supportive Services for Veteran Families, Project Self-Sufficiency

Our programs work toward overcoming racial and gender disparities and institutional barriers that drive inequities in homelessness and access to permanent, affordable housing. We combine permanent housing sites with comprehensive services so that residents can maintain their housing.

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