"I am a mother. I am a daughter. I am a sister and I am a survivor. For my children, I am hope for a better future."

Right now, on an average night, 250 women, including 30 expectant mothers, and 227 children are spending the night in shelter at Van Buren Center. 

The YMCA of Central Ohio, in partnership with dedicated community volunteers, is committed to reuniting women experiencing homelessness with their families for the holiday season. Your help can be the difference between sleeping in a shelter or going home to a loving family environment. With your support, we can drastically change the holidays for 200 families. With your support, we will help 200 women rebuild their lives.

Raising funds to change the life of women in need.

Every dollar you give to the Y’s Give Her Hope Campaign offers the chance of a lifetime to Central Ohio women and mothers with children who need it most. Since 2018, your generosity helped provide critical support and service.


Your help can be the difference between them staying in shelter or going home together to a stable, loving environment. With your support, we drastically can change the holidays – and the future – for these women and families in shelter. With your support, we can help them rebuild their lives. 

100% of funds raised will be used to purchase bus tickets, security deposits or rental assistance – a critical first step toward healing and security for women and children.