YWCA Sojourner's Shelter for Homeless Women & Families provides emergency shelter and supportive services around the clock, every day of the year for homeless single women, women with children, men with custody of their children and intact families.
This 75-bed facility offers a secure, healthy environment with crisis intervention, case management and counseling to help individuals achieve long-term self-sufficiency.
They maintain a successful recidivism rate of about five (5) percent annually, well below the national average of individuals returning to shelters.
Children's programs include computer and art classes, tutoring, drug-free education, supportive counseling and field trips.
Recovering from and preventing future homelessness is the goal for all who take shelter with them.
They also operate the YWCA Sojourner's Job Education/Readiness Center to provide education and job-readiness training for any and all homeless adults, regardless of their place of refuge.
Mission Statement: At YWCA Charleston we are dedicated to our mission: eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.