Under One Roof Campaign

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YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts is concluding a capital campaign to fund the construction of a new building addition onto the historic Levi Standish House in New Bedford.  Transporting the YWCA’s programs to a new, specifically-designed building will have a significantly positive impact on the disadvantaged children enrolled in our childcare program, the at-risk women in our residential program, and every YWCA constituent as a result of appropriately-designed spaces, controlled and nurturing settings, and a handicap accessible center-city campus.  The YWCA will better serve over 5,250 women and children annually within its expanded Levi Standish House in a more cost-effective manner.

The new building addition will include the following program spaces:

The New YWkids School Age Program – First Floor

The new, state-of-the-art YWkids center will be a program space carefully and specifically designed for age-appropriate educational activities for as many as 50 children.

This new facility will be a dramatic transformation from the environment in which YWkids currently operates. The center will increase staff and child interaction, and produce higher educational and skill development outcomes.

New Women’s Single-Occupancy Housing – Second Floor

This new addition will include eight single-occupancy rooms for eight women residents. This congregate living program offers safe and clean housing for women ages 18 and older with shared common living spaces, kitchen and bathroom facilities. Each woman must make a commitment to stay in residency for at least three months.

The Levi Standish House and its new building addition will be accessible and accommodating to all populations.

Public and private investors who have made substantial capital campaign commitments to date include:

  • The Board of Directors of the YWCA past and present
  • Numerous individuals and families throughout Southeastern Massachusetts
  • US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
  • City of New Bedford
  • Massachusetts Historical Commission
  • MassHousing
  • The Highland Street Foundation
  • Henry Crapo Foundation
  • Amelia Peabody Foundation
  • Patrick Carney Foundation
  • Yawkey Foundation
  • Charlesbank Homes
  • Olive Higgins Prouty Foundation
  • The Acushnet Foundation
  • Citizens Bank
  • BankFive
  • 1772 Foundation
  • Grimshaw-Gudewicz Charitable Trust
  • First Citizens Federal Credit Union
  • Mass Bankers Association
  • Agnes Lindsay Trust
  • Mass Development
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Department of Housing and Economic Development
  • Early Education and Out of School Time Capital Fund

Permanent naming opportunities still exist for donors who make generous commitments to the YWCA. To learn more about the Under One Roof campaign or to discuss a generous investment into this transformational project, please contact:

Gail M. Fortes
Executive Director

Leave a Legacy Adopt-a-Brick Campaign

Our Under One Roof Legacy Walkway is made up of engraved bricks that will lead up to the steps of the YWCA’s new building addition, bringing our critical programs that serve women, children and families to a state-of-the-art center-city campus. It will truly be a place of life and history for the YWCA. Bricks along the walkway are available for adoption by families, friends, participants, volunteers, board, staff and the greater community. This is a beautiful way to honor a loved one or leave your own legacy.You can help us reach our goal by purchasing a brick for just $100!

Click here to complete the online Adopt A Brick form OR you can download the form: PDF | WORD | JPG

50 Businesses Campaign

YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts invites you to become one of fifty New Bedford area companies that will help fund the YWCA’s much-needed Levi Standish House building expansion.

Our fifty businesses will be permanently recognized in the first floor lobby of the YWCA’s new 7,000 square foot building addition. We would be honored to welcome your participation and we ask you to consider a $500.00 tax deductible contribution, which can be awarded over two years, to help support the YWCA’s Under One Roof campaign.

Please consider being a part of this project by becoming one of 50 Businesses Under One Roof. We would be thrilled to welcome you, and we thank you for your special consideration of this request for support of the YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts.

Thank you for becoming one of our Fifty Businesses…

1. Amaral’s Bus Company
2. Anne Whiting Real Estate
3. BayCoast Bank
4. Blanchard & Associates; a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
5. BMC HealthNet Plan
6. Boutique Fitness
7. Brewer Banners
8. Case Construction
9. Century House
10. Crowell’s Fine Art & Framing
11. DeBross Hathaway Marvel, Inc.
12. Dr. Ilana Feinerman
13. E.W. Burman
14. Fiberoptics Center
15. Glaser Glass
16. Hawthorn Medical Associates
17. Hodgson, Pratt, Pratt and Saunders
18. In Memory of Louise Custodio
19. Jacqueline’s Advanced Skin Care Therapy
20. John Lipsky and George Whittaker
21. Joseph Abboud Manufacturing Corp.
22. Margaret Xifaras, Esq.
23. Nameplates for Industry, Inc.
24. The Nery Corporation
25. Raymond and Mary Harrington
26. Saunders Dwyer Funeral Homes
27. Shara Porter Designs
28. Spherion
29. Style By Tiffani
30. Superior Drywall, Inc
31. Sylvia Group of Insurance Agencies, Inc.
32. The Butcher Shop
33. Tremblay’s Bus Company
34. Whaling City Sound
35. Vantage In Philanthropy
36. YWCA Board of Directors 2014

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