We provide safe, subsidized transitional housing across the entire Niagara region.
Through their transition, clients work with skilled staff to set goals that will lead to more independence. The YW also provides residents with skills development training, support, goal setting, advocacy, and referrals to other programs and services that might be of benefit.
On-Site Supported Transitional Housing
- Operates out of the King St. & Culp St. Shelters
- 24/7 support from staff and women’s advocates
- Skill Development Programs include coping skills, self esteem improvement and goal setting
- Clients can stay in On-Site Housing for up to a year
Court Street Supported Transitional Housing
- Operates as a fully subsidized Women’s Residence
- For women capable of living independently but still needing advocacy and support
- An advocate is on duty Monday – Friday, from 9-5 p.m.
- Skill Development Programs include resume building, job searching skills, apartment hunting skills, budgeting, advanced goal setting and other self esteem building programs
- Clients can stay in Supported Transitional Housing for up to a year
Off-Site Supported Transitional Housing
(offered through partnerships with the Niagara Region and local landlords)
- Approximately 65 apartments throughout the Niagara region
- For clients ready to live independently
- Support available from a Support Worker as needed
- Support Workers help clients with setting and reaching goals
- The YWCA carries the lease for one year. At the end of one year, the client has the option to take on the lease and continues to live independently with a place to call home.
- NOTE: while the program operates in the same way all across the region, clients who are in the program in West Niagara can stay in it for up to three years as opposed to the one year in all other parts of the region
- Skill Development programs are available to anybody in the program
To apply for the Off-Site Transitional Housing program, download our application here. Please contact the coordinator of the location you’re interested in applying to for more information, as specified on the first page of the application. Note: We are only able to consider applications for individuals and families who are already on the Niagara Regional Housing waitlist.