Housing & Support Services
Homelessness is a sad reality for many women, children, and families in our community. The YWCA Titusville responds to this problem by offering advocacy, emergency shelter and rental assistance services.
Emergency Housing at St. James House
The YWCA St. James House is an emergency shelter for women and children who are homeless. Eligible individuals and families can stay at St. James House for up to 90 days, giving them an opportunity to find transitional or permanent housing, jobs, child care, and other support services.
The YWCA depends on the financial support from United Way of the Titusville Region as well as local churches, clubs, individuals and businesses to help homeless families . If you need more information about emergency housing or would like to help homeless families, please call 814.827.9777 for more information.
Our Rental Assistance program, funded through FEMA and HAP, helps income-eligible individuals with their first month's rent and deposits on apartments. Call 814.827.9777 for more information.
The YWCA Housing Advocacy Program (a HUD McKinney project) provides case management, outreach and life skills for homeless individuals and families. Services include assistance locating housing, identifying community resources, and advocating with service providers, landlords, and utility companies. Our Housing Advocate encourages participants to take ownership of their futures by helping them make informed decisions and positive life changes. Participation in the program is free of charge for eligible individuals.
Membership to the YWCA Titusville
The YWCA Titusville has been serving our community for close to 100 years, adapting our programming to changing community needs. To continue this important work, we need committed supporters like you!
Why Become A Member of the YWCA?
Some people become members to participate in a fitness class or learn a new craft. Others join simply to help us carry out our mission. We hope that you continue to appreciate the services and programs we offer you and the Titusville community, and that you will make or renew your annual membership. Membership categories include: adult, senior, youth, and sustaining members.
You can fill out a membership application then mail it with your check. Or stop by our Administrative Building at the corner of Franklin and Main Streets in Titusville to register for classes, renew your membership, make a donation, or just to learn more about our services. On behalf of our clients, volunteers, and staff--thank you!
The YWCA Fun Factory is a preschool program for children ages 3-5. We serve the Titusville Area as well as its surrounding communities. We are proud of our reputation of providing a safe and happy environment in which we empower your child to:
Fun Factory offers a 3 Day Class (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday) or a 2 Day Class (Thursday & Friday). We are open from 8 AM until 1 PM.
We are passionate about excellence in our preschool. Fun Factory is a play based preschool curriculum with weekly themes. We engage the children through teacher-facilitated centers. The children’s excitement and anticipation of our activities creates life-long learning. Our day includes other activities like:
We believe in partnerships between school, home and our community. We do community service project throughout the year to help the children grow and see how we can all work together. We visit places like the Library and Fire Station.
There is a weekly fee to attend the program plus the mother must be a member of the YWCA. (This is $30 per year)
We follow the Titusville Area School District School Calendar for holidays. We offer Summer Camps in June, July and August.
If you are looking for a fun, safe preschool with excellent staff that will help your child develop skills they will use and build on when they attend K4/K5 call Amy or Lacey at the YWCA 814-827-2746 ext.106. This preschool experience is important for many reasons and we are pleased to provide this service to the children in our community.
Fitness Room is available for use by any female member during regular business hours.
YWCA Titusville is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
YWCA Titusville currently offers the following for adults:
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr