ABOUT YWCA SOJOURNER'S SHELTER

Since 1982 YWCA Sojourner Shelter for Homeless Women and Families has evolved from an overnight shelter in a church basement to the current 75-bed facility located on Washington Street East. YWCA Sojourner's Shelter for Homeless Women and Families provides emergency shelter for nearly 900 individuals, including more than 300 children, each year. The shelter serves single women, single parents with children and families.

YWCA Sojourner's is more than a warm meal and a safe place to sleep. YWCA Sojourner's works to build self-sufficiency and sustainability for clients after their stay at YWCA Sojourner's. Mental health and substance abuse counselors are on staff and are located in the shelter to regularly work with clients facing significant issues. Staff provides extensive educational programs for children and works with the school system to ensure children staying at the shelter do not experience any set backs in their education.

YWCA Sojourner's also includes the YWCA Sojourner's Education & Job Readiness Center available to all homeless adults in the Kanawha Valley. This center provides opportunities for individuals to further their education, gain job skills as well as assistance with job placement.

Fundraisers and donations play a critical role in the success of YWCA Sojourner's. Funds raised at Guys Night Out support the services YWCA Sojourner's provides to the most vulnerable populations in our community. We thank you in advance for your generous support!