Domestic Violence Shelter
Crisis Line (419) 241-7386 or (888) 341-7386
The YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter is a 17 room, 46-bed facility providing services for survivors of domestic violence.
Services offered include:
24/7 Crisis Hotline
Domestic Violence Support Groups
Safe Space for Endangered Pets
Children’s Activities and Advocacy
Economic Empowerment Groups
Linkage to Community Resources
Assistance with Independent Housing
Our extensive training program is available for medical professionals, salon professionals, teachers, college students, church and other groups. Call 888-341-7386 for more information.
TYPES OF ABUSE INCLUDE
PHYSICAL – THROWING OBJECTS, HITTING, PUSHING, PULLING HAIR, HOLDING DOWN
SEXUAL – SEXUAL DEMANDS, FORCING SEXUAL ACTS AGAINST YOUR WILL, SEXUAL ASSAULT
VERBAL/EMOTIONAL – CRITICIZING, BLAMING, THREATENING, CONSTANT PHONE CALLS, HURTING PETS OR POSSESSIONS
FINANCIAL – MAKING ALL THE MONEY DECISIONS, WITHHOLDING MONEY OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION, FORCING PARTNER TO TURN OVER PAYCHECK
PSYCHOLOGICAL– FINDING FAULT WITH EVERYTHING YOU DO, DENYING EVENTS OR DETAILS SO THAT YOU DOUBT YOUR MEMORY OR JUDGEMENT
WE NEED YOUR HELP
If you or your group would like to do something about domestic violence, there are many ways in which you can make a difference:
Contributions – The Shelter welcomes both monetary and in-kind donations. To see our wish list, click here.
Daily Needs – These range from laundry detergent to educational toys for the children’s area.
Volunteering – The Shelter has a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups
Community Education – Learn more about domestic violence by scheduling a Shelter speaker for your school, group, or religious organization
The YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter would like to acknowledge and thank the following funders:
Saunder’s Animal Fund
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Justice Assistance Grant
Emergency Food and Shelter Grant