YWCA Madison

Children's Programs

The YWCA offers activities for children staying in our Empower Home, family shelter, and Third Street programs.

Children's Programs include:

  • evening activities,
  • field trips, and
  • holiday celebrations.

Children's Programs provide a safe, nurturing environment for children while providing parents time to secure housing, employment, and take care of other responsibilities. The children’s program is made possible by the help of volunteers from the community.

The goal of the YWCA’s children’s programs is to provide developmentally appropriate social and recreational activities for homeless children sheltered, with their families, at the YWCA or participating in one of our family housing programs.

The impact of the programs is twofold:

  • assisting homeless families by providing safe, supervised activities for children,
  • while also allowing their parents time to work on finding housing, employment and economic security.

Programming includes evening activities, holiday parties, special summer events, and field trips.