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Join us for brunch with a fresh, modern twist on a conventional Thanksgiving where you can sip a mimosa while sampling unique creations and traditional favorites made by various chefs.

Foodie Feast is a culinary event benefitting YWCA Sojourner's Shelter for Homeless Women & Families. More than just a homeless shelter, YWCA Sojourner's is a program with comprehensive services that build the bridge for families between homelessness and sustainable self-sufficiency. As they say at the shelter: "We give you a bed, and a reason to get out of it!"



Eating good food while supporting local restaurants and helping the community! Join us for Foodie Feast this November at the Beni Kedem in Downtown Charleston!

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It is through donors like you that YWCA Sojourner's Shelter for Homeless Women and Families is able to provide things for our residents that many people take for granted – a warm bed at night, the knowledge that their children will have enough to eat and the peace of mind knowing that they are in a safe environment that they can call home. 

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YWCA Sojourner’s empowers individuals to attain self-sufficiency through supportive counseling and crisis intervention, case management, referral, and outreach services to our residents.  It also provides education and job skills training through our Education/Job Readiness Center. Consider sponsoring Foodie Feast today to help thousands of women and families.

Soup Kitchen

From setting up to cleaning up, to serving food and bussing tables, Foodie Feast is only successful because of great volunteers! Please fill out the form and we will reach out to you. Thank you! 



Marston & Katharine Becker

Kim Burton


Todd & Jennifer Goddard

Drew & Lesley McCallister

About Sojourner's Shelter for Homeless Women & Families

Since 1982 YWCA Sojourner Shelter for Homeless Women and Families has evolved from an overnight shelter in a church basement to the current 75- bed facility located on Washington Street East. YWCA Sojourner's Shelter for Homeless Women and Families provides emergency shelter for more than 700 individuals, including more than 200 children, each year. The shelter serves single women, single parents with children and families.

YWCA Sojourner's is more than a warm meal and a safe place to sleep. YWCA Sojourner's works to build self-sufficiency and sustainability for clients after their stay at YWCA Sojourner's. Mental health and substance abuse counselors are on staff and are located in the shelter to regularly work with clients facing significant issues. Staff provides extensive educational programs for children and works with the school system to ensure children staying at the shelter do not experience any set backs in their education.

YWCA Sojourner's also includes the YWCA Sojourner's Education & Job Readiness Center available to all homeless adults in the Kanawha Valley. This center provides opportunities for individuals to further their education, gain job skills as well as assistance with job placement.
Fundraisers and donations play a critical role in the success of YWCA Sojourner's. Funds raised at Foodie Feast support the services YWCA Sojourner's provides to the most vulnerable populations in our community. We thank you in advance for your generous support!

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