2nd Stage Housing 

NOTE: A referral from a Violence Against Women agency, worker, or service is required
for this program.

YWCA Durham provides the region’s only second stage housing program for single
women who have been victims of violence. The purpose of this program is to assist
women on taking the next steps to secure safe, affordable, and permanent housing.
This program is available to anyone identifying as a woman over 18 years of age and is
based on a referral from Violence Against Women agencies only.  
This turn-key program also provides a peer network, counselling, advocacy and job and
life skills development. Over a maximum 24 months stay, women will gain the skills,
connections, and confidence to achieve long term success and independence in
Durham region. 
Program fees are on a sliding scale and include: 
Single bedrooms, fully furnished 
Nutritious meals prepared daily 
Shared bath, common rooms, kitchenette and dining rooms 
Wifi and local calls 
Laundry facilities 
Access to professional counselling, job skills and life skills opportunities 
Volunteer opportunities

Call 905-576-8880 or fill out the form below. 

    Interim Housing  

    NOTE: Residents must register with the Region of Durham by Name Only List to be
    considered for housing. A few agencies that can help with this registration are
    Community Development Council of Durham, Back Door Mission, and Muslim Welfare

    Homelessness can come in many different forms and is a reality in our region.
    With homelessness now at the crisis level, we can help with interim housing, outreach,
    counselling, and support services. 
    Our Interim Housing program is a 6-bed, up to a maximum of 12 months housing
    program for single women (18 and over) without a home, or for those at risk of
    becoming homeless.  
    Located in our Adelaide House building, residents work with an Interim Housing
    Community Worker to reach self-identified goals and to obtain assistance in finding
    housing in the community.  Prioritizing a respectful and appreciative environment,
    should residents secure housing, the Interim Community Housing Worker can offer
    support and assistance.

    Program fees are on a sliding scale and include fully furnished rooms, daily nutritious
    meals, shared bathrooms, common areas, kitchenette, and dining rooms, WIFI, local
    calls, and laundry facilities, all in a secure and accessible building. 
    Call 905-728-5227 or complete the form below.

    Call 905-728-5227 or fill out the form below. 

      Supportive Housing  

      Home should be a safe and affordable place. 

      YWCA Durham owns and operates 55 McGrigor Street, a permanent, rent-geared-
      income apartment building in the heart of Oshawa. One, two and three bedroom
      apartments are available to single women and female-led families.

      In our Supportive Housing program, we work to support and help our already-housed
      clients maintain their housing. As our space is limited with only 40 units, we try to
      accommodate as best as we can, and concentrate on supporting our tenants and
      assisting them to maintain their housing. Partnerships with other agencies allow the
      YWCA to provide on-site health care, parenting support through the Department of
      Health, Healthy Babies/Healthy Children Program, social assistance casework, and
      more for the women and children living in YWCA Durham Housing.  We are fortunate
      enough to have our own waitlist, apart from the Durham Access to Social Housing

      Call 905-728-5227 or fill out the form below and
      specify how many bedrooms you require.