The YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts – A Voice for Women & Girls
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YWCA Fina House

Fina House BuildingFina House was established by the YWCA in 2005 to expand critically needed housing opportunities and social services for some of the most vulnerable women and families in our community: survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence and their children and homeless teen pregnant or parenting mothers.

In these apartment-style units, women participate in skill-building activities that are designed to help them identify and achieve personal and professional goals. Professional staff assist women in developing their own goals for employment, education, housing, financial security, parenting, custody issues, personal growth and more. The YWCA provides participants with the structure and support to reach these goals while offering safe, affordable and supportive housing. All mothers in our transitional housing must either be in school or work, and have their children enrolled in licensed child care.  Transitional services include:

  • one-to-one case management
  • economic empowerment workshops
  • legal and housing advocacy
  • employment / education counseling
  • family services and supports
  • group activities and celebrations
  • follow-up support after transitioning into permanent housing