Members of the E.E. Ward Moving & Storage team recently joined others in serving dinner at the YWCA Family Center Meal Service Day. Over the years, E.E. Ward has donated warehouse storage, furniture, and moving services for the YWCA Family Center.
The YWCA Family Center provides emergency shelter and critical services to stabilize homeless families in central Ohio. A national model, more than 70% of their families find housing within 21 days of entering the program.
To assist our families with rapid re-housing, the YWCA Family Center offers a breadth of services under one roof:
Direct family assistance – Families receive healthy meals, warm beds, basic need items, and transportation assistance during their stay.
Family advocacy – Each family is assigned a family advocate who assists with housing, job counseling and services for children. Parents receive an education in economic development to increase their standard of living.
Ohio benefit bank site – One of the first things parents do on-site at the Family Center is register for government benefits such as food stamps, social security benefits, Medicaid and/or Medicare.
Child care – Parents spend their days searching for jobs and housing knowing their children are in award-winning childcare programs. Through their partnership with Project Connect, students are bussed to their school of origin during their Family Center stay.