The YWCA Residence is home to 193 women and offers both convenience and services.
Residence Application: download the complete application form to submit to YWCA Residence.
A Brief History:
Since 1930, the YWCA has provided safe, affordable comfortable housing for low-income women, working professionals, and women in transition who want independent living without the expense of an apartment. In the beginning, the YWCA had two small houses on Church Street for five women in need of housing, thus starting the first affordable supportive housing in the White Plains area. In 1968 the Presbyterian Church donated the Kennedy Duncan Building on North Broadway and the YWCA residence became a permanent facility. An addition was constructed in 1972 through the generosity of Lila Wallace.
Living at the YWCA
Women who choose to make their home at the YWCA reflect the richness of diversity represented by their color, race, age, nationality, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, recovery and life experience. You have a unique opportunity to know and learn from women with varied interests and customs. Living together requires that everyone show and receive respect and consideration at all times.
Who is Eligible?
In order to join us as a tenant at the YWCA, we require that you are a single female who is at least 18 years of age. Full-time students are not eligible for the residence unless you qualify for an exception under the IRS code. You must also meet income qualification under HUD guidelines. Please call for income limits.
- Case Management
- My Sister’s Closet
- Food Pantry
- Employment Services
- Health Screenings