At the YWCA St. Joseph, we’re committed to fresh starts. If a woman and her family who are living in an environment of abuse or homelessness can make a new start with quality and supported transitional housing, they have a strong chance of moving forward into a stable future.

The YWCA St. Joseph provides permanent, supportive housing to homeless women and their children who have a documented physical or mental disability. With long-term housing and support, these women have the opportunity to achieve residential stability and break the cycle of homelessness.

About the Bliss Manor Housing Program:

The YWCA acquired an apartment building in St. Joseph to use as supported housing for victims, called Bliss Manor. Many women and children who stay in our shelter have a difficult time securing employment and safe housing in the 60-90 day timeframe temporary emergency shelter provides. Our supported housing service provides a place for women to begin the process of gaining self-sufficiency in a supportive atmosphere over a one to two-year period of time. We can also assist with permanent housing options.

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“I was only here for a few days, but I knew I was safe and knew these people could be trusted.”
~ YWCA Client
“I’m very grateful I was able to stay here! Everyone is so supportive and helpful.”
~ YWCA Client
“Friendly – enjoyed my stay – staff was excellent. Thank you.”
~ YWCA Client