Big goals and new beginnings for YWCA

2018 was the most profitable year for the YWCA women and children’s homeless shelter in Minot.
Current Executive Director Lauren Moore’s last day of work is January 15 and she is handing off her position to current Resident Manager, Ashley Boyd.

“Not that it’s all about the money but at the same time we have to have that sustainability to operate our emergency homeless shelter,” Moore said.

While there will be a change in leadership, things will be business as usual at the YWCA.

Ashley Boyd said the shelter spends about 38 dollars a night per client.

The mortgage is $4,500 a month and they’re always in need of things like cleaning supplies, toiletries, and clothes.

Last year, the shelter was able to offer 2,400 bed nights.

“I know a lot of people think that the homeless epidemic is sort of dwindling down, but that’s actually just shy of 300 more than what we gave out in 2017,” Boyd said. “So the need is still very much there.”

With that need, the shelter can always use donations, in both money and products.
Boyd said anything you’d imagine sending your child off to college with is usually things that the shelter needs.
 

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