CARING KITCHEN at Van Buren Center

THE GAP:

Most often women who come into the shelter have little to no work options, many obstacles and a limited skill set in finding a stable job or a viable career path. 

This unfortunate reality creates a chain reaction of instability for this woman and her family.  

We believe that together, we can change this harsh reality. We can #ChangeHerStory

OUR SOLUTION: CARING KITCHEN

A workforce development program for women experiencing homelessness that will teach them highly sought after, in-demand skills around preparation and food packaging. 

Using cutting-edge kitchen technology, we will not only significantly reduce food waste, but also serve up to 50,000 healthy, hot meals every month to children and families in need. 

WILL YOU HELP US CHANGE HER STORY? WE CAN'T DO THIS ALONE.

Van Buren Center nourishes the potential women every single day. We provide safe shelter, food and resources to 248 women every day. But we want to do more. Caring Kitchen is an opportunity to make this path to success clearer.

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Caring Kitchen will offer workplace training to women who otherwise may not have the resources for that training.
  • Beyond workplace training, this program serves as a healing process for women who have been through trauma in their lives. 
  • This program offers an opportunity for sustainability and stability for these women in their lives. 
  • This program will give her skills not only to change her life, but to change her family's life and their future... thus positively affecting future generations- allowing for the possibility to break the cycle homelessness. 

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

DISCOVER what the YMCA of Central Ohio does every day for thousands of people. 
GIVE to provide necessary funds to begin the work place development program.
PARTNER with us in multiple ways to bring this program to life. 
 

#ChangeHerStory

Have questions? Please email caringkitchen@ymcacolumbus.org or call 614-689-2021