Exciting Changes Coming to YCC – We’re Building Homes and Futures!
As we all know, the affordable housing shortage is a significant issue in our community and country. Finding a safe and accessible housing option is even more difficult for survivors of domestic violence. In addition to physical abuse, many victims have experienced financial abuse as well. This may include limited or no access to bank accounts, destroyed credit, and a compromised tenant rental history due to the actions of abusive partners.
Among YCC clients, we have seen firsthand the challenges, and unfortunately, we also see many returning to their abusive relationships due to financial constraints and a lack of housing options. Therefore, YCC is embarking on an exciting new project to create a transitional housing option right on our current site.
YCC will break ground in January 2023 on a 14-unit apartment building located on the southwest corner of our property just off 23rd Street. We will be demolishing the 85-year-old apartment building, thrift store, and warehouse in order to make room for the apartments. Wadman Corp. will lead the development of the project, designed by Bellgique Architects, with a projected open date of early 2024. Tenants in the building will be able to live there for up to two years as they prepare to become fully self-sufficient. YCC will provide ongoing case management, and tenants will have access to classes, therapy, support groups, child care, and parenting classes. Along with healing from domestic violence, tenants will experience a rental structure that supports them based on need. They will build a rental history, work to restore credit, eliminate debt, and prepare to live independently.
To find out how you can support this transformational project, contact:
Margaret Rose, Executive Director – (801) 689-1703
Sara Mejeur, Development Director – (801) 689-1740
Changes to the Donation Center and Thrift Store
Due to the construction project, we will no longer be able to accept used donations. We simply will not have the space to manage the volume of donations. The last day to bring in your used donations will be August 31st. Starting September 1st, please reach out to one of these fantastic community partners to see if they can accept your donation:
- Boys & Girls Club
- Deseret Industries
- Lantern House
- Ogden Rescue Mission
- Salvation Army
As always, we will continue to welcome and appreciate new donations at our main office. These donations help our clients, children, and our organization in many ways, and we are incredibly grateful for past and future giving from our generous community.
The thrift store, Threads of Hope, will remain open until the end of October. Please come and shop and help us raise our critical funds before we close!