YWCA and Interparish Ministries

 

The YWCA Emergency Food Pantry had been serving Clermont County for over 50 years and in 2014 served over 5000 individuals. However the ability to deliver services in the most effective manner is hindered by 1) our building not having sufficient space and 2) only having funding to support one part-time staff position.  Given these challenges we have determined we can better serve the community by transitioning our pantry services to Inter Parish Ministry (IPM) which has Emergency Food Services as its core purpose. IPM has provided emergency food assistance to residents of Clermont and eastern Hamilton counties for over 50 years with two choice pantry locations in Newtown and Batavia, as well as monthly mobile pantries which have enabled IPM to continue their tradition of providing help and hope to families in need.  The YWCA will continue to focus their safety net efforts on their emergency shelter and housing needs of survivors of domestic violence and their children.

- Eileen Hopkins, former Director of Education & Training, YWCA and Lindsey Ein, Executive Director, Inter Parish Ministries