• Women in Transition

Women in Transition

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Our Women In Transition (WIT) program provides safe housing for single, unaccompanied women in Charlotte.

Since 1996, YWCA has operated the WIT program, an essential part of the continuum of care for women experiencing homelessness. With safe, affordable housing and comprehensive support services in a non-clinical setting, we support women while they gain the skills and resources necessary to attain and maintain permanent housing long-term.

Our program is a month-to-month lease where participants pay rent and stay a maximum of 18 months (average stay is 12-13 months). As part of the program, participants have access to services including: case management; computer instruction; career counseling; financial planning services, educational workshops, access to our fitness center and social activities.


Participation in our program is by referral from our partner agencies only. Referrals come from sources such as emergency and domestic violence shelters, substance abuse treatment programs, hospitals, and mental health facilities. YWCA also participates in Coordinated Assessment.

  • Unaccompanied woman with no dependent children
  • At least 18 years of age
  • A reliable source of income sufficient to pay monthly rent and meet other financial obligations. Current economic conditions indicate the need for a minimum of $700 per month net income
  • Acceptable sources of income are wages from employment, social security benefits (i.e., SSI, SSDI, retirement), pension, or verified unemployment benefits continuing for at least four months
  • The motivation and ability to make positive life changes; a fit between the woman’s
  • The ability to function in a minimally supervised group living situation without intensive or frequent monitoring

Review our Women in Transition Brochure for a program description, quick facts and referral procedures. Or call the front desk at 704.525.5770 and we will connect you to the Women in Transition information line.

For the Women in Transition application form, click here