Intimate Partner 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 Intimate Partner Violence?Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is a pattern of abusive behavior used by one person to gain and maintain power and control over another person in an intimate partner relationship. Anyone can experience IPV, regardless of age, gender, ethnic group, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, income level, job skills or level of formal education. Abusers may be spouses, ex-spouses, partners or dates.
Violence is pervasive with 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men experiencing IPV in their lifetime. Therefore, any approach to ending the epidemic of abuse in our society requires a multifaceted approach that includes both prevention and intervention. To learn more about the broad spectrum of services developed by YWCA Greater Cincinnati as part of a coordinated community response to violence, click here.
IPV Shelter and Crisis HotlineThe YWCA provides safe protective shelter, crisis line assistance, and trauma-informed services for adults and their children to help them realize their goals and live a life free from violence.
YWCA hotline advocates can provide: crisis counseling, risk assessment, safety planning, information and referrals, and general support.
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, YWCA offers short- and long-term housing and support for survivors and their children. Transitional housing and services are available for clients leaving the YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter and the YWCA House of Peace.
Transitional and Rapid Re-Housing
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Get Help NowHamilton County Hotline:
Hotline for Brown, Clermont and Adams counties:
If you are in immediate danger, 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 violence. YWCA 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.
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.