New Doors

Welcome to our capital campaign!

Will you help us with the final phase of moving into our new home, The Hefner Center? YWCA Northeast Indiana is in the final phase of our $16.7 million capital campaign, and we need to raise $600,000 more to completely fund the purchase and renovations of our new building.

After construction, the former Hall’s Guesthouse Hotel at 1313 W. Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana will become YWCA’s new home. Your donation towards our capital campaign will help us open the door to a better future for those escaping domestic violence and women seeking addiction recovery.


The time has come when the past is no longer enough.

The time has come to look, not at what could be, but what will be.

It's time to unlock new doors.

Ways to Donate

Give online to the Capital Campaign

To give via check, please send to:

YWCA Northeast Indiana

Attn: Thanh Riehm

5920 Decatur Road

Fort Wayne, IN 46816

(Please write “capital campaign” on your memo line.)

For assistance with donor advised funds, securities, and planned giving, please contact Paula Hughes-Schuh at


Aimee Myers, Executive Director of The William J. and Bonnie L. Hefner Foundation, shares why it is important to support YWCA Northeast Indiana’s capital campaign.  She has invested significantly in two of our legacy naming opportunities: 1) our building, now called The Hefner Center, and 2) our domestic violence crisis shelter, now named Bonnie’s House in honor of Aimee’s grandmother, Bonnie Hefner.

"The leaders of YWCA have cast a bold vision that will improve and save lives and the McMillen Foundation is happy to help bring that vision to reality. We are confident The Hefner Center will be an invaluable resource for women escaping domestic violence and women striving for recovery from addiction. We are also impressed with the many steps taken to ensure the facility will be welcoming, safe, and feel like “home” for the women it will serve. We encourage anyone in a position to give to support this important project."

Kristin Giant
(Grants Administrator, McMillen Foundation)

Thank you for supporting YWCA Northeast Indiana.

Funding for the building renovations of YWCA Northeast Indiana has been provided in part by Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction.