YWCA Evanston/North Shore

Adopt-A-Room Program

 

The eleven rooms in our shelter are heavily used by women and children who are fleeing violence in their homes and are in need of emergency protection.  Though women are able to stay at the shelter for up to 90 days, over the course of one year the average shelter room houses twelve single women or single-mother families fleeing their abusers.

 

In times of such crisis, it makes a real difference when women come into an environment that is warm, welcoming and adequately appointed.  But maintaining rooms so that each individual can experience the same level of comfort and relief is difficult with so much consistent use.  With this in mind, the YWCA Evanston/North Shore is asking community organizations to adopt shelter rooms and help make sure that every women and child feels a sense of home, safety and support at Mary Lou’s Place.

 

What it means to adopt a room…

 What it means to those who stay in your room…

 What it means to our community…

 In appreciation…

Special plaques are installed on the door of the room that recognize your commitment, generosity and care.  In addition, your participation in the Adopt-A-Room Program will be included in our newsletters and annual report.

 

For more information on the Adopt-A-Room Program and how you can get involved, contact Trimmy Stamell at tstamell@ywcae-ns.org or 847-864-8445, ext. 121.