• Chanell

    After the loss of her daughter's father, Chanell struggled to find housing stability. With YWCA St. Paul's Rapid Re-Housing program and her own determination, Chanell found an apartment that she has made a home for her and her two daughters, and finally had the security and capacity to accomplish a longstanding goal: getting her GED. Watch Video
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  • Australia

    The YWCA St. Paul's transitional housing program gave Australia the support she needed, but what she did for the YWCA St. Paul goes beyond one family. Watch Video
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  • Irina

    Irina came to the YWCA from a domestic violence shelter. At the YWCA she and her children found not only a safe place to call home but also the support they needed to begin a new life. Watch Video
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  • Shalonda

    After spending more than a decade in an abusive relationship, Shalonda made the courageous decision to break away. In our Transitional Housing Program, she's made a new start for herself and her daughter. Watch Video
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  • Rozan

    As a participant in the Permanent Supportive Housing Program, Rozan has not only made a home for herself and her daughters, but continues to make incredible strides toward obtaining her GED. Watch Video
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  • Shanika

    As a participant in YWCA St. Paul's Transitional Housing Program, Shanika has made a new start for herself and her family. Watch Video
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LaTanya

A Community of Support

After many ups and downs, including stays at various Twin Cities homeless shelters, LaTanya enrolled in the YWCA’s Transitional Housing Program. While eager to make a fresh start with her children, she felt alone and scared.

Once in the program, LaTanya’s fears were quickly put to rest. “I knew I had a family at the YWCA,” she said. Through this new community of support, LaTanya learned about her rights as a tenant, learned to manage her finances and improved her job search skills.Through it all, YWCA case managers were there to remind her that her hard work would soon pay off.

Within two years, her hard work had paid off: LaTanya had graduated from THP, was working as a Personal Care Attendant and was living in a house with her kids. She’s working to complete her associate’s degree in health, and hopes to continue on in school for pediatrics. “I’m excited to see what the next stage of my life brings,” she said.

“I’m excited to see what the next stage of my life brings.”