YWCA Greater Cleveland

Norma Herr Women's Center

Address: 2227 Payne Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: (216) 479-0020



As advocates for women, YWCA of Greater Cleveland recognizes the unique and often unheard voice of women in shelters. We also recognize the systemic barriers to equality and the need to remove these barriers to empower women who are too often lost and forgotten.

As the new operator of Norma Herr Women’s Center (NHWC), our goals for the center will be:

  • To empower women in the NHWC to receive the institutional services to which they are entitled and which they often require in order to overcome their experiences of homelessness, trauma, physical abuse and substance abuse, and re-establish self-sufficiency and independence in our community. 
  • To encourage women in the shelter to make informed decisions for themselves.
  • To increase the resources that are available to women in the shelter.

These goals reflect YWCA Greater Cleveland’s commitment to advancing social and economic mobility for low-income individuals through providing non-prescriptive, highly personalized that honor and amplify the voices of these members of our community. 

YWCA Greater Cleveland embraces the opportunity to bring our knowledge, skill, and expertise from our successful work with the homeless young adults and young families of Independence Place to the Norma Herr Women’s Center. We look forward to working with Cuyahoga County and other partners in bringing NHWC guests the support and services that they need to transition from the crisis of homelessness to being engaged and thriving members of our community.

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