Economic Empowerment

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Economic Stability Begins At Home

When the YWCA began, its primary objective was to provide safe housing for rural women who came to St. Louis for the 1904 World’s Fair. Now, 115 years later, women in need can still find refuge in our Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH). PSH serves single women ages 18 and older. It offers indefinite leasing or rental assistance paired with supportive services for qualifying individuals.

The Women’s Economic Stability Partnership works to give single mothers a wage that is sufficient to support herself and her family. WESP supports these mothers in various, substantial ways as they obtain educational degrees or certificates in vocations that will provide economic stability and break the cycle of poverty.