YWCA Central Alabama will continue to make a difference in the Woodlawn Communitythanks in part to the generosity of Publix Super Market Charities. Publix Charities presented the nonprofit with a $10,000 grant for affordable housing and homelessness services in the Woodlawn Community which aligns with the funder’s focus on youth, education, reducing hunger, and alleviating homelessness in the community.
YWCA Central Alabama has been working every day since 1903 to strengthen women and their families. Today, they offer more programs than ever before. YWCA’s program areas include domestic violence, child development, social justice, and affordable housing. These funds will be used to advance the YWCA Central Alabama’s mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all, through its affordable housing program in the Woodlawn community.
YWCA’s YWoodlawn campus includes 58 units for permanent affordable housing for low-income individuals and families, Interfaith Hospitality House, the only shelter in the area of its kind to serve homeless families, and The Family Resource Center, which offers a wide variety of resources, programs, services, and activities for all Woodlawn residents.
In 2018, YWCA Central Alabama provided 65, 859 nights of permanent housing for 229 residents at the Downtown and YWoodlawn campuses. Interfaith Hospitality House, delivered 7270 nights of shelter to 22 homeless families and staff distributed 549 food boxes to those in need. YWCA’s Family Resource Center located in Woodlawn served 323 adults and 32 children from the Woodlawn community through arts, educational, and healthy lifestyle programs.
“We are grateful to our generous community partner, Publix Super Market, for their partnership and support. They help us to impact change in our Woodlawn community,” said Pat Hoban-Moore, YWCA Central Alabama Interim CEO.