|The following programs and services are offered in Clermont County:|
Anti-Violence ProgramsYWCA House of Peace Shelter provides safe protective shelter and necessary supportive services for battered women and their children to move them toward self-sufficiency, independence and freedom from abuse.
Transitional Living Program 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. Transitional housing and services are available for clients leaving the YWCA House of Peace.
Court Advocacy and Sexual Assault Services provides Court Advocacy to domestic violence victims in Adams, Clermont and Brown Counties. The program provides outreach, legal advocacy, support, education and referrals to victims of domestic violence. Court Advocates prepare women for civil and criminal court hearings, assist in the explanation of the legal process, provide court accompaniment, and serve victims and law enforcement. Serving Clermont, Brown and Adams Counties, the YWCA Sexual Assault Program provides 24-hour crisis intervention, TTY accessible hotline assistance and hospital accompaniment, support groups, community outreach, prevention education, and advocacy for sexual assault survivors and the community
The YWCA Amend Batterers' Intervention Program is designed to address the effects of domestic violence and violent behavior through prevention/intervention services that target adult males who engage in violent, abusive and unruly behavior. The Amend mission is to help individuals take responsibility for their actions; to examine and confront the values, beliefs, and attitudes that contribute to violence; and to develop non-violent alternatives for dealing with conflict and managing anger to prevent and reduce violence in the community. Amend addresses male battering on the individual level and demands accountability for abusive behavior.
Education & TrainingEvery Child Succeeds (ECS) provides comprehensive case management, home visitation, and child development to families in Hamilton and Clermont Counties. It is a voluntary program that offers support to high-risk first time mothers and their families to help ensure an optimal start for their children.
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) is a home-based, family focused program that helps parents provide educational enrichment for their preschool child. HIPPY’s mission is to empower parents as primary educators of their children in the home and to foster parental involvement in school and community life to maximize the chances of successful early school experiences. By supporting parents, HIPPY’s primary goal is to increase vulnerable children’s success in school and, ultimately, in life. HIPPY services are available in Clermont and Brown counties.