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If you are in immediate danger, call 911
24 Hour YWCA Hamilton County Domestic Violence Hotline
Crisis counseling, risk assessment, information, referrals, safety planning, and support for survivors in Hamilton County 24 hours a day.
TOLL FREE: 888-872-9259
24 Hour House of Peace Hotline
Crisis counseling, risk assessment, information, referrals, safety planning, and support for survivors in Clermont, Brown and Adams counties 24 hours a day.
TOLL FREE: 800-540-4764
Domestic Violence Programs
Shelter and Housing
YWCA is the sole provider of specialized domestic violence shelter and housing in Greater Cincinnati. These residential services provide safety from violence and offer the stability and support survivors need to heal.
Programs and resources to aid those in need of domestic violence-related intervention.
Youth Services and Resources
Programs and resources to support the healthy upbringing, relationship building, and needs of school-aged children.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the Day of Unity conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence in October 1981.
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.
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.
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.
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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