Housing & Support Services
Homelessness is a sad reality for many women, children, and families in our community. The YWCA Titusville responds to this problem by offering advocacy, emergency shelter and rental assistance services.
Emergency Housing at St. James House
The YWCA St. James House is an emergency shelter for women and children who are homeless. Eligible individuals and families can stay at St. James House for up to 90 days, giving them an opportunity to find transitional or permanent housing, jobs, child care, and other support services.
The YWCA depends on the financial support from United Way of the Titusville Region as well as local churches, clubs, individuals and businesses to help homeless families . If you need more information about emergency housing or would like to help homeless families, please call 814.827.9777 for more information.
Our Rental Assistance program, funded through FEMA and HAP, helps income-eligible individuals with their first month's rent and deposits on apartments. Call 814.827.9777 for more information.
The YWCA Housing Advocacy Program (a HUD McKinney project) provides case management, outreach and life skills for homeless individuals and families. Services include assistance locating housing, identifying community resources, and advocating with service providers, landlords, and utility companies. Our Housing Advocate encourages participants to take ownership of their futures by helping them make informed decisions and positive life changes. Participation in the program is free of charge for eligible individuals.
We are proud of our rich history as part of the Pennsylvania's "Oil Region". The YWCA Titusville, founded in 1916, has served the women, girls and families of Titusville and eastern Crawford Count for more than 100 years.
The YWCA of Titusville is located at 201 North Franklin Street. Our administration offices, located at the corner of Franklin and Main Street, are open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday.
The Fun Factory is housed in our Activities Building, located on Franklin Street between our Administration Offices and the Benson Memorial Library.
Most of our classes and workshops are held in the Activities Building.
Please check the program schedule or our Face Book Page for more information.
Address: 201 North Franklin Street, Titusville, PA 16354
Since 1977, Women’s Services has worked to help victims of domestic and sexual violence. Women’s Services believes that every individual has value and has the right:
•to be safe in mind and body
•to live out of harm’s way in affordable housing
•to be treated with respect and compassion
Thanks to visionary leadership, allied professionals, community stakeholders, and a committed group of staff and volunteers, Women’s Services has offered hope and encouragement to many. Our years of service to Crawford County and the Meadville area have taught us repeatedly that we are fortunate to be part of such a truly generous and caring community.
Address: Titusville Office - 123 North Franklin Street Titusville, PA 16354
Family Service & Children’s Aid Society (FSCAS) is a private, non-profit, 501 (c) (3) umbrella organization, which has been in operation since 1887 and incorporated in January 1973. FSCAS is licensed in the State of Pennsylvania by the Department of Public Welfare to provide Adoption and Private Children & Youth Social Services, (in-home family based), and licensed by the State of Pennsylvania Department of Health to provide Drug and Alcohol out patient services. FSCAS is governed by a 13 member Governing Board of Directors who manage the property and business of the Agency and collectively share an interest in providing social services to families in need.
Address: 119 E. Mechanic St., Titusville, PA 16354
Funding for WIC comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
WIC was authorized by Congress in 1972 and was implemented in Pennsylvania in May
WIC works to prevent and improve nutrition-related health problems by offering healthy
supplemental foods, nutrition services, breastfeeding support and referrals to eligible
women, infants and children.
WIC is made possible in Pennsylvania through contracts with county and private nonprofit agencies and is administered by the Department of Health.