HomeShare is a two-year transitional housing and supportive services program that helps women and their children 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.
The YWCA Dayton HomeShare Program features:
- Transitional housing
- Educational/vocational opportunities
- Career development & employment assistance
- Financial management
- 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.*
- Clean from substance abuse 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
- HIT Foundation
- Montgomery County
- Continuum of Care
FOR HOMESHARE RESIDENTS
OF ONE-ON-ONE CASE MANAGEMENT PROVIDED EVERY MONTH
HOUSED IN THE LAST YEAR
"If you need a place to rest and reinvent yourself YWCA is the place to do just that. I have been a resident for 17 years and it's home for me."
Mindy is our HomeShare case manager. Her office is in the heart of our HomeShare house, allowing her to do life beside the women and families we serve. She loves when the house comes together for pizza nights or gardening projects.