Programs & Services

PROGRAMS + SERVICES

Domestic Violence Counseling
Battered Women’s Programs
Rape Crisis
Education Programs
Financial Empowerment
Role Model Programs
Senior Services
Daycare Services
Parenting Classes
Youth Enrichment

AVAILABILITY AND ACCESS

TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES

%

of New Orleans FJC survivors are Black/African American.

%

of survivors are Hispanic/Latina.

%

of survivors are White/Caucasian.

%

of survivors represent other races (Asian, American Indian, or Multi-racial.)

Relationship to Abuser

%

of N.O.FJC Survivors reported abuse while in a current or former dating relationship

%

of N.O. FJC Survivors reported being abused by a current or former spouse or intimate partner

%

reported abuser was unknown

DAYCARE SERVICES

Daycare was a vital service provided by the YWCA for low income children in the New Orleans area.

The proposed daycare core is located on the D’Hemecourt Street side to provide easy and safe access to the street for drop off. It also provides an opportunity for natural light in all classroom spaces and visual connection to the park across the street.

Classroom Design

The proposed classrooms are separated by age groups that include (1) classrooms for infants, (2) classrooms for toddlers, and (3) classrooms for pre-school/school age children. Toddler and pre-school classrooms are grouped to utilize bathroom and storage spaces between classrooms

COUNSELING SERVICES

Battered Women Counseling Offices

The proposed wing consolidates the majority these offices into 6 offices that can provide both group and individual counseling.

Refuge Area

The waiting room is considered an area of refuge to collect thoughts and wait to be seen by a counselor. This enforces the need to provide a mental level of privacy and security as well as a physical barrier from other functions in the facility.

The majority of the Counseling provided by the YWCA included family and battered women counseling which requires a level of privacy from other spaces in the facility. Because of this, the counseling wing was developed to control entry into the wing and buffer the counseling office and waiting area from public spaces. This affords a level of privacy and security that was difficult to achieve in the existing Main Building as many offices opened to the public and semi-public areas including staff lounge and meeting areas. The proposed design includes counseling rooms, a waiting area, circulation, storage space, and a private restroom to help reinforce the physical and mental separation from the rest of the building.

FACILITY & STAFF

Offices and Support Spaces

The proposed facility includes offices for the Executive Director, Director’s Assistant, Accountant, and coordinator. A small conference room is also incorporated as a space for staff to gather for small meetings or with members of the public.

Support Spaces consist of a copy area integrated in the circulation space along with file storage.

COMMUNITY IMPACT

Help fill the gap in the lack of family community resources available throughout the city. Current Services are stretched thin and sometimes can’t provide immediate assistance to those in need.
Job creation/Economic Development helping vulnerable part of our community while providing continuity of services to families.
Restore/ strengthen the neighborhood/ community; part of the Tulane/Jefferson Davis corridor revitalization

P.O. Box 50255, New Orleans, LA 70150| Phone: (504) 482-9922 | info@ywca.org

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Tax ID#: 13-1624103

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