Housing Services


Beth Schulenberg
Housing Services Coordinator

1005 Grant Street
Buffalo, NY 14207
(716) 852-6120, x112

Additional Information

YWCA THP Brochure.pdf


If you are in danger please call 911

Family Justice Center of Erie County
(716) 558 -SAFE

Child & Family Services: Haven House
(716) 884-6000

Crisis Services
(716) 834-3131

NYS Domestic Violence Hotlines
English: (800) 942-6906
English TTY: (800) 818-0656
Espanol (800): 942-6908
Espanol TTY: (800) 980-7660

Since 1989, YWCA WNY has provided housing and supportive service programming for homeless women, 18 years of age or older, and their children, with a focus on victims of domestic violence. Our fourteen housing units are scatter-sites located in the Town of Amherst.

YWCA WNY’s Housing Services provides a safe environment for homeless women to gain the life skills necessary for a stable future, and to overcome the trauma and inter-related issues associated with domestic violence. Working in partnership with Matt Urban Hope Services and Catholic Charities of Buffalo, YWCA’s Housing Services provides rapid rehousing solutions that empowers women by providing stable housing and supportive services, working with clients to eliminate the barriers that prevent them from achieving self-sufficiency and securing stable housing, the primary goals for all program participants.

YWCA’s Housing Services provides comprehensive solutions for high need, high acuity homeless women and their families. Following is a snapshot of 2016 statistics for YWCA WNY’s Housing Services:


  • Families served: 24
  • Individuals served including children:72
  • Graduated from program: 12 adults;25 children
  • Entered program: 7 adults;9 children
  • Remained in program: 5 adults;14 children
  • Directly from shelter: 23
  • Directly from substance abuse rehab: 1
  • Domestic Violence Victims: 18 adults;37 children
  • Mental health diagnosis: 8
  • Graduates securing  permanent housing: 12
  • Completed GED: 3
  • Attended college: 1
  • Employed: 9
  • Received TANF:19
  • Received Unemployment Benefits: 1
  • Received SSI/SSD: 3