Adult Programs

In 2007, the YWCA founded the Women Independently Living and Developing (W.I.L.D.) Program to provide transitional housing and basic supportive services to meet the needs of young ladies between the ages of 18 – 24 who are homeless, with a preference for those who have aged out of the foster care system. The YWCA believes that providing the youth the support and intensive guidance needed by way of case management, an Individual Life Plan, mentorship, employment placement, counseling services, and providing stable housing increases their opportunities to gain stability and independence. Our service delivery model emphasizes individual goals, successes and improvements for all the women we serve.

We are dedicated to empowering women by providing wrap around services to these young women along with safe housing in a family setting. Our success stories have demonstrated the benefit to young women in having a safe and nurturing environment, while they pursue higher education opportunities, whether it is a four (4) year traditional college, community college experience, or a certificate program. We believe with basic needs met, education pursuit, job attainment, and volunteering in the community will result in women being empowered, thus increasing their earning potential, and creating more life options. Since the inception of the YWCA WILD Program there has been 47 young ladies impacted by the services.

Career/Professional Development Workshops are conducted in collaboration with community partners and volunteers from various industries to give women practical tools to succeed in career and/or entrepreneurship.


Racial Justice Initiatives are semi-annual events facilitated in collaboration with local colleges/universities, businesses, and museums throughout the Greater Houston area to promote awareness and equality for women and girls.
Interactive Health & Fitness Education offers women access to quality fitness training and education in order to achieve and maintain healthy habits for healthy living.

Y She Can

A series conducted in collaboration with community partners and volunteers from various industries to provide practical tools to give women practical tools to succeed in career or entrepreneurship.

Please contact Rhonda James, Director of Programs at (713) 640-6819 or rjames@ywcahouston.org if you have any questions.


If you are interested in tour, volunteering or making a donation please contact Allison Booker Brooks, Executive Director at (713) 640-6818 or email abooker-brooks@ywcahouston.org if you have any questions.