The YWCA Hamilton provides three safe, affordable-housing programs for women in Butler County.
Goodman Place is a supportive, residential program for women who are homeless and have a mental health diagnosis. Services include:
Transitional Residence provides independent living for women who are homeless. This pleasant living environment provides support and encouragement for personal development and growth.
Permanent Residence is low-cost, single unit housing for women who have completed the Goodman Place Program or Transitional Program. Residents benefit from 24-hour security, peer support, central location, and professional services available on-site.
All programs have access to a variety of groups meeting at the YWCA, including Alcoholics Anonymous, Domestic Violence support groups, therapeutic art class, computer classes, GED classes, tutoring and much more.
The facility for all three residence programs is the historic YWCA building at 244 Dayton Street in Hamilton, Ohio. Built in 1932, the building underwent a major renovation in 2004 and now houses 31 efficiency apartments. Each apartment has its own bathroom and a kitchenette. Residents have on-site access to a coin-operated laundry facility and a community kitchen, which has a stove, dishwasher, and full-sized refrigerator. The YWCA building is within walking distance of stores, employment, housing agencies, medical services, and social service organizations.
Residence Director: Christa Carnahan LISW-S
The YWCA is accredited for its business practices and Mental health program (Goodman Place) by CARF (Council on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities).