YWCA ceases programs in Genesee Co. due to lack of money

Posted at 6:33 PM, Apr 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-03 18:44:00-04

The YWCA of Genesee County has run out of money and ceased its programs on domestic violence, before and after school child care, courthouse daycare, crisis helpline and reimbursement program for home daycare providers. 

YWCA USA and regional YWCA’s are now mobilizing to try and help restore the programs.

Statement by Alejandra Y. Castillo, YWCA USA, CEO 

YWCA USA recognizes the critical role YWCA Genesee County plays in the community and we are dedicated to providing tactical support to help them during this difficult time. Our chief concern is for the women and families who rely on YWCA services and we are collaborating with our strong network of New York YWCAs to identify alternative programs and resources to assist through this transition. 


Genesee County officials are also working to get other agencies to take over the crisis helpline and manage a domestic violence safe house that was funded by YWCA of Genesee County.

7 Eyewitness News Reporter Ed Reilly has more in his report.