Domestic Violence Services

 

 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.


Programs and Services for Victims of Domestic Violence

YWCA Northeast Indiana delivers a high quality continuum of care programming to victims of domestic violence, including:

  • Crisis Shelter for those in immediate danger or in need of a safe place free of violence.
  • Community Programs services to victims not ready or able to enter a shelter, but still seeking support.
  • Steps to Success for those at least 6 months removed from a domestic violence situation.

Direct service to victims and their families provides safety, education, and supportive services that meet emergency needs and allow victims to recapture control over their present and future wellbeing.

 

Not sure if you are experiencing domestic or dating violence?

Does he/she monitor your coming and going?

Does he/she follow or spy on you?

Are you pressured to have sex when you don’t want to, to avoid a fight?

Are you told what you can and can’t wear?

Does your partner constantly accuse you of being unfaithful?

Has he/she threatened to harm your children if you decide to leave?

Does your partner threaten to have you deported?

Are you afraid of your partner?

 


Programs and Services to Prevent and Intervene Against Domestic Violence

YWCA Northeast Indiana provides a variety of community education programs:

  • Teaching employers to recognize the signs and the impact of domestic violence in the workplace.
  • Giving service providers vital training in recognition of warning signs
  • Educating young people about relationship violence & safety
  • Collaborating with area law enforcement to provide education and services to incarcerated women
  • Participating as subject experts on area task forces and committees
  • Raising awareness in the community with programs such as Flowers on the River, Chalk It Up, and Week Without Violence

Our entire community is affected by domestic violence and the community benefit derived from our service to victims and through education is both immediate and long-term. We are committed to reducing the number of domestic violence incidents in our community and to improving the future of the women, men, and children exposed to it.