Officials with the YWCA of Dayton said they have raised about $13 million to help renovate the organization’s housing units and domestic violence shelter.
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The YWCA building has been on the 100 block of West Third Street for 150 years and though it's been through a couple of renovations, it is long overdue for an overhaul, Yvonne Isaacs, YWCA Dayton board of directors chairwoman, said in a Facebook Live session broadcast Tuesday evening.
"This board is committed to creating spaces that create dignity for the women and the children who call this building home and whom we serve every day," she said.
The YWCA of Dayton's flagship building turned 104 years old this spring.
The housing units will be transformed from dorm-like little spaces into individual apartments that help women and children in transition and give them a safe space, board member Jane Marx announced at the organization's annual meeting.
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The renovation begin in January on floors three through seven, which is the organization's core programming spaces.
"We will break ground in the winter of 2018," she said.
The YWCA of Dayton is launching the final phase of its capital campaign with a goal to raise an additional $1 million, officials said.
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