The YWCA Lancaster is moving forward – Yforward! Through this new initiative, we will be adding new affordable housing units for future residents, as well as refurbishing space to expand our services in Lancaster County.

YForward will add sixteen (16) residential units to the existing 38 residential units and add an additional, ADA-compliant, interior elevator to handle increased traffic and accommodate ambulance stretchers. The planned improvements include:

  • Transition the Sexual Assault Prevention and Counseling Center from the 3rd floor to the ground floor, thereby creating a separate and private entrance for these clients. Currently, the Center’s waiting room is a pass-through to the residential units.
  • Construct sixteen (16) new living spaces, including nine (9) suites with private kitchenettes and bathrooms, and seven (7) dorm-style rooms with shared kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Stretcher-sized/ADA-compliant, interior elevator for swift access by EMS personnel.

Building for community, with the community:

Administered by Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Engagement, the Neighborhood Assistance Program assists with reviving Pennsylvania’s economy by providing tax credits and targeted assistance to distressed areas and low-income populations with a strategic focus on community participation and collaboration among residents, nonprofits, and businesses. SPP, a category of NAP, focuses on specific needs in distressed communities, including COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery and Social Justice.

Administered by the , the NAP assists with reviving Pennsylvania’s economy by providing tax credits and targeted assistance to the distressed areas and low-income populations with a strategic focus on community participation and collaboration among residents, nonprofits, and businesses. SPP, a category of NAP, focuses on specific needs in distressed communities, including COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery and Social Justice.

Using the NAP, organizations and companies can receive substantial tax savings by investing in our shared future through YForward, including up to 75% tax credit on contributions.

Together, we can build for community.

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