NOVEMBER IS HOMELESSNESS AWARENESS MONTH
YWCA NorthEastern NY has offered safe housing and services for homeless and/or low-income women in Schenectady County for decades. Support services for the women include advocacy, counseling, support groups, information and referrals, health and recreation opportunities and an emergency food pantry and clothing closet. While our housing services include our single room occupancy (SRO) which provides 55 housing units on-site for single homeless women, Rosa’s House which provides 25 apartments in the community for single homeless women and Stepping Stones which provides four apartments for women and their children in the community. During the month of November we offer additional events to raise awareness and support.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Make a Donation – Sleeping Bags, Coats, Blankets, and Full-Size Hygiene Products
This month, we are asking for donations of new or gently used, clean sleeping bags, coats, and blankets as well as full-sized hygiene products such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, razors, and deodorant. To coordinate drop-offs for donations, please contact Danielle Schimpf at 518.374.3394 x102 or [email protected]
Butterfly Effect – Tuesdays & Thursdays in November | 12pm – 12:30pm | Virtual
Butterfly Effect is a twice-weekly empowerment video interview series with community members and leaders. YWCA NENY will be hosting throughout the month of November with a focus on Homelessness Awareness.
Women’s Empowerment Resource Fair | November 9th | 3-6PM | 44 Washington Ave. Schenectady
The year’s resource fair will host more than 25 other agencies and organizations from around the Capital Region. Stop by the learn about opportunities for employment, housing, and other community resources. This event is free and open to the public provided in a safe environment with door prizes and light refreshments.
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Support the cause:
Become a community supporter or sponsor of Homelessness Awareness Month. Make a donation or contact Lauren Trunko, Chief Development Officer, at 518.374.3394 x105 to find out more about how YOU can make a difference!
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