Domestic Violence Shelters & Transitional Living Program
YWCA Domestic Violence Services“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
What is Domestic Violence?Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior that can include willful intimidation, battery, and physical or sexual assault perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. Anyone can be abused, regardless of age, gender, ethnic group, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, income level, job skills or level of formal education. Batterers may be spouses, ex-spouses, partners or casual dates. Domestic violence varies in intensity from one person to the next and occurs when one person in a relationship attempts to gain power, domination and control over another using abusive tactics.
Violence is often cyclical and repeated across generations. Therefore, any approach to ending the epidemic of abuse in our society requires a multifaceted approach that addresses both prevention and intervention. To learn more about the broad spectrum of services developed by the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati as part of a coordinated community response to violence, click here.
Domestic Violence Shelter and Crisis HotlineThe YWCA provides safe protective shelter, crisis line assistance and necessary supportive services for adults and their children to move them toward self-sufficiency, independence and freedom from abuse.
YWCA hotline advocates can provide: peer counseling and moral support, assistance with creating a safety plan and determining if shelter is appropriate for you, and information about restraining orders.
Generous support provided for our domestic violence shelter services by The Mary Kay Foundation.
Hamilton County - YWCA Domestic Violence ShelterYWCA Domestic Violence Hotline:
24-hour Hotline Assistance
Eastern Area - YWCA House of Peace ShelterYWCA Eastern Area Domestic Violence Hotline:
Local: 513-753-7281Toll-Free: 800-540-4764
24-hour Hotline Assistance
Transitional HousingAdditionally, the YWCA offers short- and long-term housing and support for adults and their children who have moved beyond an emergency phase and are making the transition to independent living. Transitional housing and services are available for clients leaving the YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter and the YWCA House of Peace.
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Get Help NowHamilton County Hotline:
Hotline for Brown, Clermont and Adams counties:
If you are in immediate danger from your abuser, call 911.
Always RememberAbuse is never your fault. You have a right to feel safe in your relationship, and you deserve to live your life free from abuse. The YWCA of Greater Cincinnati can help.
Abuse Hurts EveryoneLearn more about the dynamics of domestic violence and how it affects different populations, including warning signs of abuse and how you can help, by clicking here.
Did You Know– One in three women and one in four men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.
From the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Internet SafetyComputer use can be monitored, and it is impossible to completely clear all website footprints. If you are at a computer that your abuser cannot access directly or remotely, click here for more information about Internet and computer safety.
Get the FactsRead the YWCA Fact Sheet to learn more about the Violence Against Women Act and the YWCA's position on anti-violence policy and legislation.