Supportive Housing

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Supportive Housing

YWCA La Crosse believes that obtaining housing is critical to building self-sufficiency. Our programs provide support so that women can focus on finding a job, caring for their children, and maintaining sobriety, while working toward safe, permanent housing. Each program has a different focus, but all are helping women take that first step.

YWCA Transitional Housing
Women and their children are able to live in their own apartment provided through the Transitional Housing Program and pay subsidized rent. The program provides the women with weekly case management, budget counseling, support groups and mentors from the community. The three main goals of the program are to obtain and remain in permanent housing, increase income and/or skills, and achieve greater self-determination.

Ruth House
This emergency shelter supports homeless women transitioning from substance abuse treatment. This safe environment is dedicated to restoring hope through goal-focused and communal sober living and learning. Individual case management helps women find permanent housing, employment and the mental stamina to resist relapse as they safely transition into the community.

Ophelia’s House
This community-based program is designed to keep non-violent women out of jail by enhancing their self-sufficiency and educational/work skills. YWCA La Crosse collaborates with La Crosse County to provide a comprehensive, collaborative network of services addressing the unique needs of female offenders, therefore increasing long-term success.