“I love the people here. I love the staff. I enjoy and respect everybody,”
– Dorna Innis
The YWCA is a beacon of hope and a lifeline for low-income and homeless women, survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and seniors. The YWCA housing and community programs support women as they rebuild their lives, heal from past traumas, and look forward to a brighter future. With nearly 300 units, the organization is the largest provider of affordable housing in downtown Brooklyn.
Residences for 300 low income women:
- Almost all are survivors of gender-based violence
- Most are working poor and many are formerly homeless.
- Approximately 100 are seniors.
Services and programming for residents in areas including:
- Aging in place for seniors
- Domestic violence and trauma
- Economic self-sufficiency
- Health and wellness
- Homelessness prevention
- Personal empowerment and self-esteem