COVID-19 Update

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COVID-19 Update

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Please read below for our latest update (March 23, 2020):

At the YWCA Canton, the safety, health and well-being of the individuals and families we serve are at the top of our priorities. Like you, we are actively monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. In these unprecedented times, we will continue to serve our clients in the safest manner possible and take all actions necessary to protect our clients and our employees.

Early Childhood Learning Center:
The YWCA Canton Early Childhood Learning Center will close at the end of business on Wednesday, March 25, due to Governor DeWine’s “Stay at Home” order. This order is in effect until April 30. Click here for the official Pandemic Child Care List. 

Housing Services:
Our housing services will continue to function as normal as long as the Governor and Health Department or funders do not place any restrictions on our services. We are working with our local community, state and federal government and funders to ensure that we are providing the safest and healthiest services to our homeless community.

We want to thank all of our volunteers who come in on a weekly basis to help us with our programming. In an effort to minimize the spread of the virus, we will be suspending all on premise volunteers, effective Monday, March 16 thru Friday, April 3. Please follow our Facebook and website for updates. We appreciate your support of the YWCA Canton and our programs.

The YWCA is committed to taking care of our team of dedicated staff members. We are frequently updating our employees with guidance and information on how to keep them and their families healthy. We are also working with our team to ensure we have increased cleaning measures in place so that we are best serving our clients. We require our team to stay home if they do not feel well or are running a fever.

In these challenging times, we will continue to support those who need it most.

As always, thank you for being part of the YWCA Canton and supporting our mission.


Cathy Mick Jennings
Chief Executive Officer