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YWCA Sojourner's Shelter for Homeless Women & Families

provides emergency shelter and supportive services around the clock, every day of the year for homeless single women, women with children, men with custody of their children and intact families. This 75-bed facility offers a secure, healthy environment with crisis intervention, case management and counseling to help individuals achieve long-term self-sufficiency. We maintain a successful recidivism rate of about five (5) percent annually, well below the national average of individuals returning to shelters. Children’s programs include computer and art classes, tutoring, drug-free education, supportive counseling and field trips. Recovering from and preventing future homelessness is our goal for all who take shelter with us.

We also operate the YWCA Sojourner's Job Education/Readiness Center to provide education and job-readiness training for any and all homeless adults, regardless of their place of refuge.

YWCA Sojourner's Shelter for Homeless Women & Families
1418 Washington Street East
Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 340-3562
Business offices hours:
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

YWCA Sojourner's Education/Job Readiness Center
1307 Lee Street (behind Piedmont Elementary School - 203 Bradford St.)
Charleston, WV 25301
Education/Readiness Center: (304) 340-3516 
Hours:  8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday