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
Winter Coat Drive: November 1-30, 2021
We are partnering with the Schenectady StreetSoldiers for the month of November to collect and distribute warm winter coats. If you are interested in donating new or lightly used winter coats, email Kyla for additional information.
Trivia Night Fundraiser: November 3, 2021 | 6:00pm
We will be hosting a night of fun and prizes at Frog Alley Brewing Co., emceed by the amazing Tim Sokol! Doors open at 5:30pm and trivia will begin at 6pm. Individual tickets are $40 and tickets for a full team (4 people) are $125. Buy your tickets here
Homelessness Panel Discussion: November 4, 2021 | 6:30pm
Join us for a live virtual discussion centered around homelessness facilitated by Nikita Hardy, Affirmative Action Manager for Schenectady County and YWCA board member.
Andy Gilpen, Executive Director of Captain Human Services
Maria Morrisey, Associate Counsel to the NYS Senate Majority Counsel’s Office
Maura Furey, Site Coordinator/Volunteer for the Schenectady StreetSoldiers
Support the cause:
Become a community supporter or sponsor of Homelessness Awareness Month. Make a donation or contact Kyla Meltzer, Development Assistant, at 518.374.3394 x123 to find out more about how YOU can make a difference!