Violence Prevention Intimate Partner Violence


The Family Violence Prevention Project strives to prevent intimate partner violence through training, community presentations, community organizing projects and a countywide public-awareness campaign. The goal of the Family Violence Prevention Project is to empower individuals, neighborhoods, organizations and systems-based structures to shift from a cultural norm that accepts intimate partner violence to a norm that promotes healthy and peaceful relationships. Intimate partner violence can affect anyone regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, religion, gender, etc. And because it can affect anyone, it affects us all.


  • A woman is abused every 10 seconds, 605 women are abused every hour, 14,520 are abused every day and 5.3 million are abused each year.
  • Intimate partner violence is the largest single cause of injury to women, and one out of three women are raped and/or physically assaulted by an intimate partner at some point in their lives.
  • 33% of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender men and women experience intimate partner violence.
  • Intimate partner violence results in nearly 2 million injuries and 1,300 deaths nationwide every year.


If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call the YWCA's 24-hour, confidential domestic violence and sexual assault hotlines:

Hamilton County: YWCA Battered Women's Shelter
Toll-free: 888-872-9259
TTY: 513-977-5545

Eastern Area: YWCA House of Peace Shelter
Toll Free: 800-540-4764
Local: 513-753-7281



Do you know the signs of abuse? If you suspect that someone is being abused, do you know what to do? Click here to learn more.

Community Members

Want to address and prevent intimate partner violence in your community but don't know where to begin?
Here are 10 concrete ways to get started. Also, be sure to check out the "Community Organizing" webpage of the Family Violence Prevention Project.


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Want to make a change locally but you just aren't sure where or how to begin?

Click here to e-mail the Family Violence Prevention Project director to discuss action steps you as an individual, family, community, organization or policy maker can take to prevent family violence.


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