Ogden domestic violence shelter announces plans to expand

YCC Family Crisis Center's thrift shop Threads of Hope and warehouse will be closing on Aug. 31. The shelter announced its plans to build apartments after searching for transitional housing.

YCC Family Crisis Center's thrift shop Threads of Hope and warehouse will be closing on Aug. 31. The shelter announced its plans to build apartments after searching for transitional housing. (YCC Family Crisis Center)



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OGDEN — The YCC Family Crisis Center announced that it will be expanding with plans to build an apartment building near its campus to meet the need for transitional housing.

The nonprofit had called for more transitional housing earlier this year to help move victims of domestic violence out of shelter settings into longer-term housing. The lack of transitional housing and limited shelter capacity had forced staff members to turn some people away, according to YCC victim advocate Ashley Daniels.

While many Utahns are feeling the impact of the affordable housing shortage, victims of domestic violence may have more difficulty due to financial abuse and safety concerns.

"It's no secret that there is limited attainable housing in Morgan and Weber counties. Transitional housing will reduce that need and reduce burdens on health care, first responders, the judicial system, child protective services, homelessness and crime," said Margaret Rose, YCC's executive director, in a previous statement. "More importantly, it reduces the chances of a victim returning to their abuser."

The expansion of the program will allow YCC clients to not only connect to services but gain rental history, work to restore credit, eliminate debt, and prepare to live independently.

The YCC Family Crisis Center's main building is located at 2261 Adams Ave. and the addition will be located just off 23rd Street. The building will break ground in January 2023 and will be located on the southwest corner of the property. To make room for the 14-unit building and its amenities, the group will be demolishing the 85-year-old apartment building, thrift store and warehouse.

Due to the expansion, the YCC Family Crisis Center will no longer accept donations as of Aug. 31. The thrift store will remain open until the end of October and proceeds will continue to be directed toward the program and its clients. Donations at the main office will continue to be accepted.

Tenants of the building will still be able to access services offered in the shelter, such as case management, parenting classes, child care, support groups and therapy. The building is projected to be finished by early 2024, according to YCC Family Crisis Center.

For more information regarding YCC Family Crisis Center and its housing project, visit yccogden.org.

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Ashley Fredde covers human services and and women's issues for KSL.com. She also enjoys reporting on arts, culture and entertainment news. She's a graduate of the University of Arizona.

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