The YWCA is where women turn. We speak out and take action on racial and social justice issues, economic empowement, domestic violence and opportunities for women and girls.
Our affordable childcare programs are vital for helping parents obtain and retain employment, and preparing our next generations for lifelong learning and success.
We open doors everyday by providing housing for homeless women and families. Our programs offer the tools required to stabilize lives, increase financial security and overcome conditions that lead to homelessness.
Baltimore Section 8 Housing Wait List Opens October 22-30
For the first time in over a decade, Baltimore City is opening the waiting list for “Section 8” Housing Choice Vouchers. The Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly known as Section 8) is a rental assistance program that helps low-income families, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities afford housing. Preliminary applications for the program’s waiting list will open on October 22 for the first time in 11 years. It will be open for just 9 days, after which it will close again for the next 6 years. For more information, download this PDF and/or visit www.jointhelist.org.
If you are in need of housing, visit www.jointhelist.org from October 22 to October 30 to submit a preliminary application for the Section 8 wait list.
Please note, submitting this preliminary application does not guarantee that an applicant will receive a voucher.
From the CEO
Mary Chesnut talks with Doni Glover of BMORENews.com after Post-Zimmerman Community Forum.
Click here for more video interviews like this one.
Students at our Upton Childcare Center learn about modes of transportation and take a make-believe ride on the subway in this short clip.
Learn more about Upton and the YWCA's other childcare programs here.
News and Updates
Go Purple Against Domestic Violence
Published Tuesday, October 7
In solidarity with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the YWCA will go purple during the month of October to raise awareness about the prevalence of violence against women.