Founded:
1905
Contact Title:
Executive Director
Contact Name:
Mary Muehlenfeld
Address:
639 York Street, Suite 202
Quincy, IL 62301
Phone Number:
(217) 221-9922
Fax Number:
(217) 221-9926
Email:
ywca@ywcaquincy.org
Website:
www.ywcaquincy.org
Opportunities:
Charitable gifts may be given to the YWCA Quincy.  Gifts may be designated for a specific purpose or unrestricted to respond to the current needs of the YWCA. All gifts may be given as a living honor or memorial tribute to loved ones to continue their legacy of caring for the empowerment of women and children and the elimination of racism.

Communities:
Quincy, IL
Categories:
Children and Family Services

YWCA of Quincy

Mission:
YWCA Quincy is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
History:
Since 1905 the YWCA of Quincy has provided vital services to women and children in the Quincy community. Currently these services included HUD Supportive Housing Program services for formerly homeless women with children. The program provides safe, furnished housing, along with Case Management services for referral and advocacy. The Opening Doors, Providing Opportunities program provides food, health care, life skills and parenting training along with financial literacy education and job training for women to ensure a safe environment in which their families can thrive.
Highlights:
The mission of the YWCA Quincy’s Supportive Housing Program is to provide a personal growth program in individual residential settings for single homeless women with children, to allow them to more effectively manage their own lives through education, guidance, and support. The express goal of the supportive housing program is to assist program residents in securing and maintaining stable permanent housing within the community. The YWCA’s comprehensive strategy includes finding ways to encourage a mother’s strengths while addressing her weaknesses by linking her to public benefits in place in the community and providing the support to realize her full potential. Additionally, the YWCA hosts an annual YWCA Women of Achievement dinner which honors area women for their outstanding contributions to enhancing the quality of life in the community and a Cake A Palooza which brings about awareness of our programs. The YWCA Quincy partners with the Quincy Human Rights Commission to present the Many Voices, One Goal Study Circle on Racism Program in the community. Residents come together to learn more about one another’s life experiences, identify common goals, and develop strategies for eliminating racism.
Options:
Thoughtful planning of your current gifts, as well as your estate gifts, will secure the future of YWCA supportive housing program for homeless single women with children. Ways of giving include but are not limited to: Cash, In-kind, Appreciated Assets, Gift Annuities, Trusts, Wills and Bequests