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Program areas at YWCA Central Alabama
Domestic violence services from the Ywca are jefferson/blount/st clair counties' only multi-service program for domestic violence. The program offers a 24-hour hotline and secure confidential housing and counseling, as well as a broad array of services.
The social justice program provides social justice programs, leadership programs and advocacy concerning women'Womens's issues and racial justice. It develops and supports opportunities for innovative programming, community building, education, and advocacy efforts. It also houses the Ywca's amercorps program.
The Ywca offers the calico child development program to address the critical shortage of quality, licensed affordable childcare for children of working families in our community. Calico corner, which received national accreditation in 2007, serves predominantly working poor families, including many single parent families and many formerly homeless families. The Ywca child development program for homeless children provides a high-quality program for children living in area homeless shelters so their parents can work or seek work and housing. The curriculum focuses on building self-esteem and security for children whose lives are in traumatic transition. The kids korner child development program received national accreditation in 2007. The after-school program gives homeless children, (cont. On schedule o) who are living in community shelters, the extra attention and support they need during the year by providing them with tutors and academic enrichment activities. The Ywca works as liaisons between parents, schools, shelters, and counselors to ensure that the children's academic and emotional needs are being met.