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Carolyn’s House

A safe and loving space to prosper

Carolyn’s House is a supportive housing program for homeless women and children operated by the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier. Its mission is to assist women in achieving self-sufficiency – the ability to live independently – by providing education, counseling, advocacy, supportive services and housing.

The Sixth Street project was named in memory and honor of the late Carolyn Van Schaik, a community activist with a passion for the city of Niagara Falls and its preservation.


Carolyn’s House provides apartments ranging in size from 496 square feet to 1261 square feet to suit most family compositions. The heat is included in the monthly rent and the resident is responsible for their own electricity and security deposit.

Monthly Rental Amounts
  • Studio/One Bath – $272.00/mo
  • One Bedroom/One Bath – $299.00/mo
  • Two Bedroom/One Bath – $381.00/mo
  • Three Bedroom/Two Baths – $438.00/mo
  • Barbara Strzyz
  • Martha Troia
  • Frances Waldriff
  • Christine Weeks
  • Mercedes Wilson
  • Herb and Vegetable Garden


  • Nancy McGlen, P.h.D
  • Mary Knotts
  • Mary Murphy

Carolyn’s House is always in need of the following items:

  • Pots & Pans
  • Twin sheets/comforters/mattress covers
  • Pillows
  • Hygiene items
  • Toilet paper
  • Cleaning Supplies

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