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Welcome to Carolyn’s House

Carolyn’s House is a supportive housing program for homeless women and children operated by the YWCA of Niagara. Its mission is to assist women in achieving self-sufficiency – the ability to live independently – by providing education, counseling, advocacy, supportive services and housing. Acceptance into the program is based on financial eligibility requirements and the ability to achieve self-sufficiency.

"The Sixth Street project was named in memory and honor of the late Carolyn Van Schaik, a community activist with a passion for the city of Niagara Falls and its preservation"."


Brandi is a 25-year-old resident of Carolyn’s House in Niagara Falls. Her last name cannot be used to protect her privacy, but one important note can be shared. Her life may have been saved by the support network available to her at Carolyn’s House, a residence for woman who are homeless or abused or simply out of luck.
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