About Us

The mission of the York Street Project is to weave innovative programs that shelter, feed, educate and promote the healing and independence of persons in need, especially women and their children.

This mission is acted out in four interrelated and coordinated yet separate programs:

The Nurturing Place – Early childhood development for homeless and low-income children aged four months to six years whose mothers reside in St. Joseph’s Home or attend Kenmare Alternative High School. Here they can overcome damage to their minds, bodies, and spirits from the effects of poverty, poor nutrition and dysfunctional family situations.

St. Joseph’s Home – Provides a homeless woman and her child(ren) with 18 months of supportive, communal living as she works to improve her life and attain permanent, affordable housing. More than just a shelter, St. Joseph’s provides its families with ongoing social services from a team of professionals that include counseling, crisis intervention, family therapy, health education, parenting, life skills, and family budgeting.

Kenmare High School – A fully accredited alternative high school providing women aged 17 and older who dropped out of the public or private school system with a second chance to earn a diploma. Additionally, we offer the counseling, job readiness, social services, and childcare support at our onsite center, The Nurturing Place.

St. Mary’s Residence – Safe, affordable housing for single working women with limited incomes. The Residence provides affordable housing, meals, and communal living services for each woman, allowing her to concentrate on improving her job skills for a better future.