Shelter and Housing

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Shelter

Shelter is a critical, life-saving intervention for survivors and their children fleeing abuse, as the risk of lethality increases significantly when survivors attempt to leave their abusers.

YWCA provides two safe, secure, trauma-informed, confidential shelters for survivors of intimate partner violence. Shelter provides immediate safety and protection, allowing survivors to work towards longer-term safety and stability by securing housing and income, pursuing protection orders or meeting other legal needs, and addressing the trauma of abuse through mental health services and referrals. Comprehensive services include case management, housing placement, work supports, group support, safety planning, children’s programming, aftercare services, education, and advocacy. YWCA shelters operate 24-hours a day and serve approximately 530 adults and children annually.

 

 

Hamilton County

YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter

  • 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
  • Children’s Program
  • Pet protection services

Local: 513-872-9259
Toll-Free: 888-872-9259

* 24-hour Hotline Assistance
* TTY Accessible

Eastern Area

YWCA House of Peace Shelter

  • 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
  • Workforce Development
  • Children’s Program
  • Community outreach
  • Services for survivors with disabilities
  • Access to housing for survivors
  • Pet protection services
Local: 513-753-7281

Toll-Free: 800-540-4764

* 24-hour Hotline Assistance
* TTY Accessible 

 


 

Housing

YWCA operates approximately 115 units of specialized domestic violence housing, serving nearly 250 adults and children annually. 

Survivors fleeing from violence need to quickly establish housing stability but this can be challenging due to frequent loss of income. The comprehensive services provided by the YWCA include case management, housing placement, work supports, safety planning, children’s programming, aftercare services, education and advocacy. These services are designed to ensure they are able to retain their housing stability and move towards self-sufficiency and long term safety from their abuser.

 

In addition to Apartments for survivors and their children, the YWCA offers support for survivors and their children escaping violence.

Advocacy and intervention coordination

Workforce development

Support and aftercare services

Children's services

 


 

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 and rebuild their lives from the trauma of abuse. Services are designed to meet the unique needs of survivors, offering confidentiality and access to a continuum of trauma-informed services.