Crisis Shelter

 If you have questions or need help, please call the
Domestic Violence Crisis Line at (260) 447-7233 or (800) 441-4073.
We are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Safety Alert: If you are in danger, please use a safe computer to read about domestic violence (such as computers located in public libraries). There is always a computer trail, but you can exit this site quickly by clicking on the "quick escape" link.

The Crisis Shelter provides immediate crisis intervention 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for women and men, with or without children, to escape a domestic violence situation. (Men are housed at a safe, off-site location.) Upon entering the shelter, clients are offered the following:

  • Safety
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Personal care items
  • Transportation to and from appointments and work
  • Domestic violence education
  • Support groups
  • Help identifying options and resources
  • Assistance with referrals
  • Assistance navigating the legal system
  • Case management
  • Access to a computer lab
  • GED and job skills classes
  • Programs for children, including access to tutoring and a music therapist
  • Support groups
  • Physical and mental health evaluations and support

YWCA Northeast Indiana's Domestic Violence Crisis Shelter provides a safe, nurturing environment for women and children to heal physically, emotionally and spiritually, thus empowering them to make decisions about the future.

If you would like more information about the Crisis Shelter, the Domestic Violence Crisis Line is open 24/7/365 to answer your questions. It can be reached at (260) 447-7233 or (800) 441-4073.