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Julie Martin

In Loving Memory

Shelter Services

The YWCA provides safe crisis line assistance, protective shelter and necessary supportive services for battered women and their children to move them toward self-sufficiency, independence and freedom from abuse.

YWCA of the USA Fact Sheets on Violence Against Women

When you get to a tight place, and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a moment longer, never give up then- for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
-Harriet Beecher Stowe

Hamilton County- YWCA Battered Women's Shelter

YWCA Domestic Violence Hotline

Local (513) 872-9259
TOLL-FREE (888) 872-9259
TTY Accessible

  • Only domestic violence shelter in Hamilton County
  • Shelters up to 55 women and children
  • Case management, advocacy and referral
  • 24 hour crisis hotline including TTY services and an International Language Line
  • Services for immigrant women
  • Employment Resource Program
  • Children's Program

 Shelter Living Room Area


Battered Women's Shelter bedroom

 Battered Women's Shelter Dining Area

Children's Play Area

Eastern Area- YWCA House of Peace Shelter

24 Hour Hotline Assistance

Toll Free (800) 540-4764
Local (513) 753-7281

  • Serves Clermont and Brown Counties
  • Shelters up to 16 women and children
  • 24 hour crisis line
  • Children's Program
  • Community outreach
  • Sexual assault services
  • Aftercare services


My Family Tree  


          Drawing by child shelter resident       

Transitional Housing

The YWCA offers short and long-term housing and support for women and their children who have moved beyond an emergency phase and are making the transition to independent living.

  • Furnished apartments for women and children for 6-18 months
  • Advocacy and case management
  • Support and aftercare services
  • Children's Program

YWCA of Greater Cincinnati, 898 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
 website@ywcacin.org • Phone: 513-241-7090 • Fax: 513-241-7231
Copyright 2013