County funding to help YWCA of the Niagara Frontier preserve 24/7 Domestic Violence Shelter and Hotline

Chairman Wydysh presented the YWCA on Cottage St. in Lockport with a check for $35,000 that, coupled with earlier county funding, will help ensure there is consistent 24/7 staffing at the emergency domestic violence shelter and the crisis hotline, which had been threatened by significant state budget cuts. 

Niagara County Legislature Chairman Becky Wydysh, seated behind desk, meets with YWCA of the Niagara Frontier representatives Mary Brennan-Taylor, VP of Programs and Kathleen Granchelli, CEO, to discuss several of the YWCA’s life-saving services. 


The YWCA in Lockport offers a number of services and programs to the general public and has for years. These include: The Adult Counseling Program; Lockport City Court Advocacy; Educational Support Groups; Safe Dwelling spaces; Transistional Housing programs; an Advocacy Program; and the ‘Kidstrong’ children’s support group for domestic violence.