YWCA announces completion of kitchen renovation at Women’s Residence – Bob Goldstein, Franklin Square House Foundation and John Feehan, YWCA Executive Director
May 7, 2023

Newburyport, MA — The YWCA Greater Newburyport is excited to announce the completion of a $75,000.00 kitchen renovation at the YWCA Women’s Residence located at 13 Market Street, Newburyport, MASS. The renovation includes a complete overhaul of the entire kitchen spaces shared by 10 women to include brand new appliances, floors, counters, island, dedicated, locked cabinets, and aesthetic updates.

According to John Feehan, YWCA Executive Director, it has been several decades since the kitchen has been renovated. The kitchen was originally built in 1790 and has seen many renovations over the centuries. The Women’s Residence is home to 11 women who heavily use the kitchen. Since the last renovation, it had seen considerable use. Appliances were worn out, cabinets were exhausted and walls were cracked. “It was our pleasure to update the kitchen with modern appliances and amenities while
preserving the history of the house and refurbishing the old pantry cabinets.”

The YWCA Greater Newburyport wishes to thank its funders for their generous contributions including the Franklin Square House Foundation, H. Patterson Hale Foundation, Pennies for Poverty, and the Newburyport Society for the Relief of Aged Women. The YWCA also thanks its vendors including Appliance Warehouse, C3M Construction, Caswell Mechanical, Donahue Electric, KABA, and Nardone Floor

The YWCA Greater Newburyport has been providing affordable housing since 1885 and operates one of the oldest affordable housing programs in the country. For more information about the YWCA Greater Newburyport visit: www.ywcanewburyport.org

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