Learn About CYWA
The expanded mission of the Community, Youth and Women’s Alliance, Inc. (CYWA) is to improve the spiritual, mental, social and physical condition of Men, Women and Children within the Coatesville community by providing full family services with a special emphasis on serving Pregnant Women and Children. Our goal is to build strong, resilient families and promote healthy lifestyles.
Our new vision is to have a “1 House” concept, making all programs available for in house residents.
CYWA currently hosts 4 major programs; the residential Drug and Alcohol treatment program specifically for Women and Children, the Gateway Shelter is a homeless shelter for Women and Children seeking affordable housing options, the Family Center, which provide home visitation and case management services to Coatesville community residents to support our Parents as Teachers program and the Food Cupboard, primarily run by the Chester County Food Bank. The CYWA draws membership of men, women and children of diverse background and faiths, that together they may gain personal responsibility, dignity and self-esteem to help eliminate poverty and improve the quality of life in our community.
✓ The elimination of racism and embrace Diversity.
✓ Directly address the elimination of poverty through the implementation of supportive and independent housing initiatives and programs in education, counseling and community outreach.
✓ Maintain a program for providing decent housing that is affordable to low-income persons.
✓ To promote positive child development education.
✓ To encourage and support parents in their role as advocates and primary teachers of their children.
✓ To provide for the elimination of barriers to healthy family life through education, counseling and community outreach.
✓ To promote positive, life-long recovery from the family illness of addictions.
Recent News & Announcements
Samara House Program Highlight
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Samara House’s Mommy and Me program is under the umbrella of the Community, Youth and Women’s Alliance, Inc....
Gateway Shelter Program Highlight
The Gateway Emergency Shelter for Women and Children is a 30-60 day Homeless Shelter that provides assistance with connecting residents to Housing...