Our solutions are not one-size-fits-all. Each woman has her own story.

See how YWCA is affecting St Joseph

Victim Services

We offer a continuum of residential and non-residential services to meet the complex needs of victims of domestic and sexual violence. Program services include 24-hour crisis hotline, safety planning, emergency shelter, long-term housing, rental assistance, individual therapy, court advocacy, hospital advocacy, case management services and basic needs fulfillment.

  • Survior Support
    We have a plethora of services aimed at helping our survivors move forward into their new lives. While we mostly help people who do not live in our shelter or at Bliss Manor, we do support everyone with licensed therapists who work to help our clients on their path to emotional recovery, as well as case managers who help with our clients specific needs. We also provide court advocacy, hospital advocacy and short term rental assistance.
  • Bliss Manor Programs
    At Bliss Manor, we have two separate programs. One is Transitional Housing, and tenants typically stay for 6-12 months. The second is Permanent Supportive Housing for survivors who also have a disability, and there is no time limit. All tenants have on-site case managers to help navigate a variety of obstacles to permanent housing, better living standards, sobriety and employment – all based on individuals’ needs.
  • Emergency Shelter
    In our shelter we strive to provide a wide range of supportive services via the Children’s Program, Case Managers for our residents, Life Skills Groups and a 24-hour staffed office to meet our residential needs, and many other services with the main goal of residents moving back into the community at-large.

Family Services

In Family Resources, we provide an array of services for youth and parents. We are continuing to evolve our services to meet the needs of families and our community. YWCA St. Joseph is able to accomplish this through mentoring, training and support for those we serve.

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    Healthy Teen Parents & Babies
    For pregnant teens, young moms and dads, there are serious daily challenges to face. There are also opportunities to share in the camaraderie and support of other parents who are experiencing the same journey.
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    Choices & Decisions
    CHOICES & DECISIONS are eight-week life skills programs for 7th-grade girls and boys at our local middle schools. Students are matched with a mentor from Missouri Western State University.
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    Parenting Classes
    Parenting classes are offered on an individual basis. Parents can choose from two curriculums. One curriculum is four hours and the other is ten hours.

Discovery Childcare

We’re here for families. Finding high-quality, licensed, positive and affordable child care is essential to families who are employed or are boosting their education toward employment.

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