Ywca Of Minot North Dakota

Rating: 5 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: 205 3rd Ave Se Minot ND 58701 USA

Mission: The YWCA's mission is a membership movement nourished by its roots in the Christian faith and sustained by the richness of many beliefs and values. Strengthened by diversity, the Association draws together members who strive to create opportunities for women's growth, leadership and power in order to attain a common vision: peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people. Our imperative is to thrust our collective power toward the elimination of racism wherever it exists and by any means necessary.
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been with the Y.W.C.A only a short time but have already seen first hand what good work is being done in the community. The housing shortage is at an all time high in our area with the recent oil boom and I have been working with a homeless mother of three. I had exhausted all my resources then remembered the Y.W.C.A. I contacted the "Y" and without hesitation the director accepted my client into the shelter apartments. Thanks to the Y.W.C.A. and the opportunity I have had to volunteer there, a mother will have a home tonight, she will retain her employment, provide for her family, and most of she will retain her dignity in this difficult time.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Each month I sit on the Y.W.C.A. Board with ladies who are truly an example of "empowered women." These ladies are from all walks of life and all professions yet they all share the common goal of improving the lives of people in our community. It is an honor to work alongside these ladies who work tirelessly to help others. Prior to accepting the Board position I had been at lectures and presentations that the Y.W.C.A. had put on and I always found myself admiring the dedication of the volunteers!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I have only been a member a short time therefore I am not sure what changes I would make except find a way to provide more funds for the work that is being done. The women's shelter needs work and could provide safety for so many families if only we could obtain more funding for the project.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The YWCA was the first non-profit board I had served on besides my Church. The mission of the YWCA is so wonderful, "Empowering Women and Eliminating Racism" is such a good platform. The YWCA Minot helps so many women and children who otherwise would have no place to go. The Florence Anderson Center of Hope helps chronically homeless with shelter, food, training and a step up to get back to being a productive member of society.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

that I have seen the results of the support given to these women and children enabling them to have better lives.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I have always felt we need to have an endowment fund so at least our operating expenses would be taken care of and we could still write grants and get donations for the special people we care for. We have started an endowment fund and hopefully we will see that grow.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The YWCA Minot helps our community in many ways. The Florence Anderson Center of Hope helps homeless women and children. Besides a roof over their heads the YWCA helps with food, clothing, supplies, transportation and mentoring. They work with other agencies to get help for people with mental health issues. With a shortage of childcare providers in Minot the YWCA came to the rescue and opened an early child learning center. The child care need in Minot is still not being met so the YWCA is looking to expand but that requires more financial support. The YWCA conducts "A Day of Giving" many times throughout the year where people can stop and get free clothing and necessities all at no cost. Many people benefit through the efforts of the YWCA.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have witnessed the help the YWCA has given many people. I've seen women turn their lives around and become productive citizens.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to become more efficient and add staff.

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