Room renovations Room renovations Starletta Smith, Executive Director of the YWCA

Earlier this year, SEFCU supported the YWCA-GCR with funds to buy furniture and equipment for the Women in Transition Program (WIT), a 14-unit supportive transitional housing program for homeless single women and families. 

And now, SEFCU volunteers helped refresh two common spaces on the same floor as the housing units – a resident lounge with adjacent playroom! The two rooms have been mostly closed  since March of 2020, so the team was excited to show off the updated, clean, and more comfortable spaces. The fresh new lounge and fun playroom will provide, as one resident said, “a place that feels like home,” to women and families occupying the third floor.

It never ceases to amaze me how much SEFCU comes through for YWCA,” said Starletta Smith, YWCA of the Greater Capital Region Executive Director. “Thank you so much for everything you have done and continue to do for the women and children, and for all of us. I am continuously impressed with how you are able to outshine yourselves over and over again to support our mission and the mission of SEFCU. You are a huge part the YWCA and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Our board thanks you, the women and children thank you, and most of all, our community thanks you.

Women and families can reside for up to two years in WIT and the average length of stay is six months. During 2021, 43 women and 30 children resided in this program.