YWCA Asked for $300,000 for Transitional Housing, Council Cmte Approves $24,500

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The YWCA’s Transitional Housing program is facing funding shortfalls after changes to funding formulas and increased service demands.

The YWCA operates a women’s transitional housing program at their MacNab Street South site; the housing enables women to transition from emergency shelters into permanent housing.

On April 10, the YWCA presented to Council requesting a budget enhancement of $300,000 to meet demands, and to bring their funding in line with that received by other agencies.

Denise Christopherson, YWCA Chief Executive Officer, said today’s funding was a “good first step” and that work continues with the City to find more funding sources.

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