Center for Women

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The Coalition for the Homeless Harris/ Fort Bend 2015 Point in Time Count found that on a given night, there were approximately 350 homeless young people ages 18-24, including 47 unsheltered women sleeping on the street. The number of young women at risk of unsheltered homelessness over the course of a year could be expected to be much higher. While some young homeless adults can achieve rapid rehousing and self-sufficiency with minimal support, the chronically homeless often need long-term extensive support to obtain and maintain permanent housing.

We must work together to break the cycle and help women and girls image of shelving in women's centeradvance through life and career. At the YWCA of Houston, we offer a variety of programs to help displaced women and children to figure out where they fit and how to rebuild their often-broken lives. The ability to advance successfully is not just about a new job or an affordable place to stay. It is the process of healing old wounds, learning new skills, and sometimes overcoming one’s personal inner challenges. Women on such a journey need a safe, supportive home and a community of support.


image of apartment in center for womenThe YWCA operates 9 dormitory-style bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen facilities, laundry facilities, and a computer lab. The YWCA aims to offer a housing model that is most effective for preventing and ending chronic homelessness among the youth population. Its on-site facility allows for a safe, supportive shared housing environment and offers youth-centered supported activities that provide guidance and encouragement for the youths’ transition into adulthood.


The YWCA uses the evidence-based Transition to Independence Process image of beds in center for women(TIP) Model for youth and young adults to help residents achieve their individual self-sufficiency goals. YWCA uses the principles of Housing First and has developed client-centered services to prepare residents for housing stability, independent living, and self-sufficiency.


image of kitchen for center for womenTo find out if you meet the criteria for one of our housing programs, contact Ashley Cotton-Martin, Housing Program Manager, at or 713-640-6820.





We’re always looking for people to join us on a mission to advance women and their families!

Donate or Sponsor

If you would like to partner with the YWCA of Houston to donate food and/or resources or to sponsor one of our Housing for Women Programs, please complete the donation form. Donate Now


Our residents need positive influences in order to advance in life and career. We’re always in need of volunteers willing to offer their time and talents to host activities, classes, and more to create the best living experience for our residents! Volunteer Here

If you are interested in touring our program or volunteering, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (713) 640-6823 or email if you have any questions.

Thanks to our donors and sponsors!

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