YWCA - Vincent House
The Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of Fort Dodge has been in existence since 1909 and in its current location since 1914. The three-story building was originally designed to house permanent and transient women. With dorm style private housing throughout, residents shared kitchen, laundry, bath and lounge space. The building also included club rooms and a gymnasium with showers. Thirty-six rooms were available for rent by women coming into the community for education and employment.
The YWCA currently operates a homeless shelter for women and children, transitional housing for women and children and substance abuse programming, including a Level III Licensed Halfway House, an Intensive Outpatient and Extended Outpatient Program for women.
Support services are provided for those living in the facility. Parenting programs for young mothers, children’s programs, and fitness programs are also provided at this time for the public and YWCA members.
Historic Vincent House is available for your Fine Arts events.