HomeShare is a two-year transitional housing and supportive services program that helps women and their children who are survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault achieve permanent safety and stability as they move from emergency shelter to independent living. Those in this program work closely with a case manager on education, employment, budgeting, and permanent housing goals.

Women who successfully complete the HomeShare program secure a brighter future for themselves by obtaining a living wage, integrating into the community, and developing a network of supportive and empowering relationships that help them obtain the peace, justice, freedom, and dignity that they deserve.

For more than 12 years, this program has served Montgomery County; thanks to federal transitional housing funding, the program expanded to also serve Preble County in Fall 2020.




To learn more, contact our 24/7 Crisis Hotline at 937-222-SAFE (937-222-7233) or confidentially chat with our hotline team at

The YWCA Dayton HomeShare Program features:

  • Transitional housing at a confidential, undisclosed address
  • Educational/vocational opportunities
  • Career development & employment assistance
  • Financial management
  • Transportation assistance
  • Computer training
  • Life skills support
  • Community resources & referrals
  • Parenting assistance & education
  • Domestic violence resources & safety planning

YWCA Dayton HomeShare eligibility:

  • Single woman or woman with one or two children, ages 5 and under.
  • Capable of working at gainful employment and willing to conduct a job search and participate in vocational or educational programs.
  • Demonstrate a readiness to participate in all aspects of the social service program.
  • Have no prior rental or personal history of violence or destruction of property.*
  •  Free from substance use for at least nine months.
  • Be receptive to communal living.


*Exceptions may be made when considering women who are exiting domestic violence situations.

Case management is a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy. Each case management plan is tailored specifically to the needs of each individual and family and include:

  • Housing assistance
  • Transportation assistance
  • Employment assistance
  • Children’s activities and after-school tutoring
  • Advocacy and referral services
  • Appointment accompaniment
  • Aftercare services

In partnership with our community, YWCA Dayton commits to building relationships based on mutual professional respect and inclusion to best serve survivors in the Miami Valley. Some of our community partners include:

  • Homeless Solutions Policy Board
  • Homefull
  • Montgomery County
  • Miami Valley Community Action Partnership
  • Continuum of Care



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Paige, Clinical Care Manager, Preble County

"In Preble County, there's less housing and no public transportation, so it is important that YW offers HomeShare to help survivors have support while building long-term stability."