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Recent Financial Stability Outcomes


One story  ̶  Becky and her young son came to the YWCA after fleeing domestic violence.  Although she worked full-time, she had some back utility bills and financial issues which made it difficult for her to find a landlord that would work with her on paying both the rent and the deposit. Her YWCA Case Manager negotiated with a landlord and with the help of funding from the United Way Community Investment grant the YWCA was awarded, she was able to rent an apartment which was affordable and safe for her and her son.

Big Picture Statistics:

  • 847 men, women, and children received 32,581 nights of emergency shelter.

  • 429 low-income or elderly people were represented at no cost for non-criminal court cases. 

  • More than 1,000 people received assistance with civil legal problems. 

  • 152 previously homeless households (258 people) lived in transitional, permanent, or supportive housing.

  • 1,291 people received $1,137,761 in tax refunds through free tax preparation.

  • 775 children from low-income families received school supplies. 

  • $247,075 was saved on prescription medication by area residents with a prescription discount card. 

  • 39 immigrants became U.S. citizens or legal, permanent residents. 

  • 114 people filed proper documentation to successfully maintain legal status or attain citizenship. 

  • Earned Income Tax Credits were filed for 23 people through free tax preparation, resulting in $85,359 in returned refunds. 

  • More than 750 people provided Christmas to 1,027 families and individuals in need.

  • More than 170 volunteers guided decisions for $3.0 million distributed in our community.

  • More than 10,800 referrals were made to people seeking needed service resources. 

  • 21 scholarships were awarded to early care educators pursuing higher education. 

  • 39 high school students with disabilities received summer work experience.