Local nonprofit to kick off $17M renovations


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YWCA Dayton is kicking off its $17.1 million building renovation.

The local nonprofit, which operates the only domestic violence shelters in Montgomery and Preble counties, will celebrate its renovation project with a wall-breaking ceremony on Tuesday at 4 p.m. YWCA is located at 141 W. Third St. in Dayton.

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The renovation project, funded by $17 million in grants and donations, will feature 65 updated permanent supportive housing apartments along with a fully-renovated domestic violence shelter with 45 beds.

The first floor of the YWCA Dayton will be transformed into the KeyBank Economic Empowerment Center to provide services that help women and families at the YWCA. The services include job readiness training, financial literacy classes and educational courses.


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