626 Church St.
Lynchburg, VA 24504
(434) 847-7751
Fax (434) 528-3449


This program, which began in 1912, provides safe, affordable, dormitory style rental housing for low-income single women, 18 years and older. Women from all walks of life are welcome.
We offer the following services:

42 rooms available, 18 beds are designated for transitional residents (women who meet the government classification of homeless)

All rooms are furnished – including linens and utilities

Safe, comfortable, home-like atmosphere

On-site community kitchen with a food pantry

Dormitory style baths & laundry facilities

Exercise room & lounges with cable television

Smoking lounge

Although all women who stay with us must work or have some form of income, the women who stay with us usually have low income, too meager for apartment living, and “start-up” costs which includes one month’s rent and one month security deposit. The average income of our residents is $6.12 per hour.

In addition to our flagship program, since 1997 the YWCA of Central Virginia has also offered the Transitional Housing program for women who fit the government classification of homeless. Rental Assistance is provided, along with guidance and support, to further the goal of independent living. Through our program, these women have access to rental assistance, job training, employment opportunities, and other residents’ activities including monthly birthday dinners and holiday parties.

Currently, our rent is $55 a week or $238 a month.  Overnight guests are welcome for $15 a night.  Please call the YWCA for details or for an application.

The Saturday Shop, located on 7th Street, is a thrift shop in the community room of the Town Center, and is open Monday through Friday: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and Saturday: 9.00-2:00 pm. The shop offers gently used men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, children’s toys, shoes, and household items all at very reasonable prices. The proceeds go towards our programs. In addition, it serves as a valuable resource for our domestic violence and transitional housing clients.

The RAPP (Repeat Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention) Center is now open. The center, also located in the Saturday Shop in the Town Center, will serve as an educational and resource center for this incentive program that works to reduce repeat teenage pregnancy.

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