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  • 1. Change for Everywoman Hope for everyoneSustaining the Vision for the ywca
  • 2. Peoria’s YWCA got its start in 1893 and today serveshundreds of families from four locations through ourComprehensive Emergency Services Programs.The Young Women’s Christian Association is the nation’soldest and largest women’s membership movement,serving two million women, girls, and their families. “Families are served through the ywca Peoria Comprehensive Services programs through a continuum program that starts at getting them off the street, works with them addressing their needs but at the same time getting to the root of the problem, giving them long-term stability”the ywca of peoria
  • 3. Our Mission ywca Peoria is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promotingpeace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. MISSION: To Eliminate Racism and Empower Women
  • 4. Our VisionWe are an active, vibrant, well-organizedorganization, fulfilling the needs of women in ourcommunity, eliminating sexism and racism andempowering women and families to make changes intheir daily lives through economicempowerment, education and self-awareness, socialempowerment and providing basic material needs. the ywca of peoria
  • 5. Our services are located throughout the community. We are committedto providing emergency, transitional and sustaining housing to families in the Peoria area. We are located in downtown Peoria, in the warehouse district near the ball diamond, in the near Northside valley, and on the west side of Peoria in the Wardcliffe neighborhood. a valuable has transitioned. peoria resource
  • 6. Can you imagine having no where to sleep???What if you had your 2 & 3 year old children with you??? The face of homelessness is NOT the man yousee standing on the corner asking for change. It is women, children & families! The average age of a homeless person in our area is 10! Our programs offer an answer: the ywca peoria comprehensive emergency services program
  • 7. The ywca operates our homeless emergency shelterand the ywca Village transitional housing program onthe 3rd, 5th. 6th & 7th floors of the Dream Center Peoria facility! the ywca of peoria emergency and transitional housing site
  • 8. The ywca emergency housing shelter is housed in the Dream Center Peoria building, on the third floor.The average age of a homelessperson in our area is 10 YEARS OLD!the ywca of peoria
  • 9. The ywca emergency housing shelter is housed in the Dream Center Peoria building, on the third floor.The ywca YHouseemergency shelter is avital component of thenetwork of servicesprovided to familieswho are homeless inthe Peoria area. the ywca of peoria
  • 10. The ywca Village transitional housing program has 13family apartments. It also has 8 additional units which can house 24 single women. A person can live in transitional housing for up to 2 years. the ywca of peoria transitional housing site
  • 11. The ywca Peoria offers acontinuum ofservices, beginning atground level, just gettingwomen, children &families to safety and offthe streets. Our casemanagers then beginworking to target thereason for theirhomelessness and placingthem within one of ourmany programs that willguide them to self-sufficiency permanently. the ywca of peoria
  • 12. Can you imagine working a 40 hour a week job, but still not being able to find safe, affordable housing??Can you imagine looking for decent housing to raise your children and only finding housing out of your price range?? the ywca of peoria
  • 13. We offer an answer: Woodbine Apartments offer affordable housing for low-income families – provided by the ywcathe ywca of peoria
  • 14. Woodbine Apartments has 13 units with onehandicapped accessible–facility is operating at capacity. the ywca of peoria
  • 15. Glen Perry Permanent Supportive Housing“Women and their familiesneed a safe and securehome in close proximity toemployment opportunitiesand good schools” the ywca of peoria
  • 16. Affordable Housing for women and children • A new permanent housing complex in the near Northside for families graduating from our Village and other transitional housing programs. • Six new duplexes located on Wayne and Glendale Streets in the North Valley.“Women and their families need affordable housing withservices. the ywca of peoria
  • 17. “The YWCA of Peoria has always provided housing for women since our inception in 1893!”the ywca of peoria GlenPerry site
  • 18. The ywca renovated this four unit facility and ishousing 4 single adult women who were homeless. The building is adjacent to our GlenPerry development on Morgan Street.the ywca permanent supportive housing units.
  • 19. Can you imagine not being able to take a shower or wash your clothes??Can you imagine not having a phone number to give a prospective employer?? Can you imagine not having an address so you can receive important mail?? the ywca of peoria
  • 20. We have an answer:Peoria Community Connections Center – operated by the ywca Peoria – offers alternatives to the Street for many homeless individuals and provides basic services. 826 SW Adams St. the ywca of peoria
  • 21. Peoria CommunityConnections Center –ywca provides aconnection to preventionservices for those inneeds in the Peoria area.Our facility is the firststep in getting people offthe streets, intoemergency services 826 SW Adams St. near theand/or referrals to other ball diamond in downtownappropriate agencies. Peoriathe ywca of peoria
  • 22. Past, Present, Future The ywca Peoria is 120 years old! Our history and mission guide us into the future.the ywca of peoria
  • 23. ywca Leader Luncheon & Legend Reception,we honor Women Leaders! ywca of peoria recognizing legends
  • 24. YWCA depends upon volunteers to tell our story of service and Mission. Day of Caring volunteersChairperson Myra Peitzmeierand volunteers at the Spring Home Builders Show ywca of peoria rich in history
  • 25. ywca of peoria Community Support
  • 26. ywca of peoria rich in history
  • 27. For information regarding how you can become involved withthe ywca Peoria, please visit our website: ywca of peoria rich in history
  • 28. ywca Peoria is committed to change andto making a difference in our community.