YWCA Billings’ umbrella of services move people from violence and poverty
to having jobs and living independently
Case Management. Victims of violence are often unemployed and living in poverty. YWCA offers case management and guidance in obtaining other services, obtaining skills training, finding jobs and housing, and forging a brighter, stronger future.
Legal Advocacy. YWCA’s on-site legal support for people who qualify for YWCA programs is provided by an attorney with specialized knowledge of domestic violence and civil issues.
Clinical Services. YWCA offers counseling to address issues relative to violence and poverty. Counseling is provided in conjunction with other YWCA services to allow victims to transition successfully to a life free from violence.
Financial Counseling. Financial counseling ranges from basic money and financial management principles to advanced, long-term financial planning is provided during workshops or can be completed in one-on-one case management meetings. Participants have an opportunity to apply for a Job Readiness grant and a Matched Savings program.
Employment and Training. YWCA’s Employment and Training program helps adults move forward into economic independence through skills training and job finding in a variety of career areas. These include, but are not limited to: CNA, Administrative Assistant, Activities Director, Phlebotomy, Medical Assistant, Accounting, and Business Administration. Training includes certification program, associate degree or the final two years of a bachelor’s degree. Services include
- Assessment and Career Counseling
- Computer Lab and Training
- One-on-One Case Management
- Job Search and Interviewing Techniques
- Tuition and Books
- Cover letters, Resumes, and Online Applications
- Connections to Marketable Skills Training
Child Center and Pre-K. YWCA integrates licensed care with a curriculum that builds strong academic and social skills to prepare children for school. Their well-being is enhanced through nourishing meals and snacks in the Nutrition for Learning program and through healthy outdoor play. Families pay for child care and Pre-K on a sliding scale according to their income. YWCA accepts Best Beginnings qualified students.