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 Hotline

The 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 Shelter

YWCA Domestic Violence Hotline:
Local: 513-872-9259
Toll-Free: 888-872-9259
24-hour Hotline Assistance
TTY Accessible

  • Only IPV shelter in Hamilton County
  • Shelters up to 67 adults and children
  • Intervention coordination, advocacy, and referral
  • 24-hour crisis hotline including TTY services and language interpretation
  • Services for immigrant and refugee survivors
  • Services for survivors with disabilities
  • Access to housing for survivors
  • Aftercare
  • Workforce Development Program 
  • Children's Program 
  • Pet protection services 

Eastern Area - YWCA House of Peace Shelter

YWCA Eastern Area Domestic Violence Hotline:
Local: 513-753-7281
Toll-Free: 800-540-4764
24-hour Hotline Assistance
TTY Accessible

  • Only IPV shelter in Clermont County, also serves Adams and Brown counties
  • Intervention coordination, advocacy and referral
  • Shelters up to 14 adults and their children
  • 24-hour crisis hotline including TTY services and language interpretation
  • Children's Program
  • Community outreach
  • Services for survivors with disabilities
  • Access to housing for survivors
  • Pet protection services

Transitional Housing

Additionally, 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

  • Apartments for survivors and their children for 1-24 months
  • Advocacy and intervention coordination
  • Workforce Development Program
  • Support and aftercare services
  • Children's services 

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Get Help Now

Hamilton County Hotline:
Local: 513-872-9259
Toll-free: 1-888-872-9259

Hotline for Brown, Clermont and Adams counties:
Local: 513-753-7281
Toll-free: 1-800-540-4764

If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

Always Remember

Abuse 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 Everyone

Learn 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 Safety

Computer 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 Facts

Read the YWCA Fact Sheet to learn more about the Violence Against Women Act and the YWCA's position on anti-violence policy and legislation.


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