YWCA Houston


Our programs and services are designed to help women and girls overcome life’s challenges and eliminate barriers to success. Barriers such as homelessness, domestic abuse, or unemployment impact many people, but significantly impact women and families at a higher rate. Matter of fact, according to the Coalition for Homeless, “many poor families – homeless or not – share similar characteristics: they are usually headed by a single woman with limited education, are usually young, and experience high rates of domestic violence and mental illness”. Most recent data from the Coalition for Homeless indicates that “in the Houston area, more than 3,000 people are without a home on any given night.”
Most of us know where we’ll sleep tonight, but for over 3,000 Houstonians, they don’t. For them, it may be in a parked car at the end of a dark street in Sunnyside or under a bridge in Downtown Houston. Or on the couch of a different friend every night.
YWCA of Houston is committed to providing housing for homeless single women and women with families. We work every day to ensure equal and fair access to a variety of housing types to accommodate multiple needs and we strive to uphold the dignity of each person we are privileged to serve. Visit any of the following links below to learn more:



The YWCA of Houston Emergency Shelter operates 7 days a week, 365 days a year, from 3pm until 6am.  The program accepts up to 6 women, ages 18-24, nightly.  Beds are first come, first served. Learn More


The YWCA offers one-bedroom affordable dormitory-style permanent housing for low-income single women ages 18-24 pursuing a life of stability and independence. Learn more


YWCA works in partnership with the community to create a healthy and sustainable environment for individuals and families. If you are single, a single parent with children, or a two-parent family, you may be eligible for the YWCA’s income-based permanent housing which offers one, two-and three-bedroom apartments. YWCA of Houston provides furnishings, rental assistance, utility deposits, and the necessary security deposits to rebuild a home. Priority is given to young adults ages 18-24. Learn more