YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Some much-needed financial help could soon be coming to lower-income pregnant women in Mahoning County.
Thursday morning, commissioners set aside a little more than $100,000 in federal CARES Act funding for the YWCA in Youngstown.
The program helps lower-income women who are pregnant cover their housing and utility costs, both before and after they give birth.
“This is a specific population that is not the YWCA population. This is rental. This will provide these loans for the rental assistances and utility assistances to feel secure and stably-housed,” said special projects coordinator Anna Deascentis.
The program can provide up to $10,000 in funding.
Organizers hope they’ll be able to help as many as 20 local women.