YWCA ST. PAUL REQUEST FOR CAPITAL INVESTMENT
Significant repairs are needed at YWCA’s main office where its supportive housing, employment and youth development programs operate. Built between 1885 and 1951, this site requires multiple repairs to support continued operation of YWCA programs and services that meet critical needs in the community.
YWCA St. Paul has two bills being introduced related to capital investment to help repair, restore and maintain YWCA St. Paul facilities and structures. These important bills will be an investment in housing for homeless families, ensuring they continue to have safe, accessible, sustainable homes for future years to come.
Please urge your legislator to vote yes for SF2928 and HF2935!
YWCA St. Paul owns and manages nine buildings providing affordable housing to families as part of our supportive housing programs. These housing units are for individuals and families experiencing homelessness and combine affordable housing with customized support services that help participants stabilize their lives, build new skills, connect to community and secure a future of safe, stable housing.
Through education and advocacy on issues of racial justice and gender equity, working with organizations seeking to build greater understanding of racial justice issues and equity within their walls, and through programs focused on areas of significant racial and gender disparity – housing & supportive services, youth development, employment & economic development and health & wellness – YWCA St. Paul is in the community working to eliminate racism and empower women.
YWCA St. Paul’s youth development programs provide connections, resources, and a safe space to build community. Providing access to leadership development, goal setting, life skills and strong relationships supports young people in exploring career opportunities and higher education.
Employment & Economic Development
Our employment programs empower people to build professional skills and overcome barriers to employment to enhance self-sufficiency. Providing access to employment opportunities, training and ongoing support services provides people with the assistance they need to secure living wage employment.