About

Women, Inspired, Supported, Empowered

Meet WISEPlace

WISEPlace transforms the lives of approximately 90 women each year, by providing safe, affordable transitional housing, healthy meals, financial-empowerment curriculum and employment assistance, to help women move from homelessness and hopelessness to self-reliance. Case managers provide personalized counseling to help each woman overcome issues that led to unemployment and homelessness.

Since its inception in 1924 as the South County YWCA, WISEPlace has been committed to providing care and concern to women, children and families. The doors of the first facility opened in 1929, and the current facility opened in 1951. In 1987, we opened the Hotel for Women, a 30-bed transitional housing shelter for single women. In 1999, the agency disaffiliated from the national YWCA organization to focus on women’s homelessness in the community and became known as WISEPlace. During its history, WISEPlace has transformed the lives of more than 7,500 women.

Our Vision

Moving women to independence!

Our Mission

WISEPlace transforms lives! We inspire, support and empower women to become positive contributors to the community.