YWCA Transform Program


Referral Procedure:

The participant schedules an initial enrollment to determine the most appropriate group placement. Completed Referral Information Sheet must be received one week in advance of date participant is scheduled for enrollment.

Referral Information Sheet Guidelines:

Please include the following items:
A. Official description of the incident(s) that led to the referral, such as a copy of the police report, victim affidavit, or PSI
B. Any prior known history of intimate partner violence
C. Current and prior legal charges, including drug or alcohol-related as well as violent charges other than DV
D. Information regarding protection or restraining order currently in place.

Download Referral Information Sheet for Transform Hamilton County (Cincinnati)

Download Referral Information Sheet for Transform Clermont County (Batavia).

Program Outline:

Hamilton County (Cincinnati)

Enrollment:            By appointment only
Open Group:           Ongoing
Duration:                  Determined at enrollment
Location:                  898 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Group Time:            Morning and evening options
Cost:                           $20.00 Per Session

Individuals are expected to pay for services when rendered (cash exact change, money order or credit card agreement; no personal checks).

Clermont County (Batavia)

Enrollment:             By appointment only
Open Group:           Ongoing
Duration:                  Determined at enrollment
Location:                  Determined at enrollment
Group Time:           Saturday
Cost:                           $20.00 Per Session

Individuals are expected to pay for services when rendered (cash exact change, money order or credit card agreement; no personal checks). Those unable to pay at the time of enrollment will need to be rescheduled by referral source.

To schedule an enrollment appointment or for questions regarding the Transform Program, please contact the Transform Program Manager at 513-241-7090 or by e-mail at transform@ywcacin.org

Admission/Exclusion Criteria:

In order to enroll and participate in Transform individuals must meet the following criteria:
  • Males at least 18 years old.
  • Have a documented history of intimate partner domestic violence as corroborated by referral source.
  • Able to participate in the assessment/intake process to the degree needed to enroll in services.
  • Must be medically stable.
  • Must commit to being drug free while receiving services.
  • Must not have severe mental health diagnoses and/or acute psychiatric symptoms that would preclude the ability to engage in and benefit from Transform group services. Severe mental health diagnoses may include:
    • Active psychosis, delusions, hallucinations, suicidal and or homicidal ideation; not properly oriented according to standard mental status examination, etc.
Participants who receive new charges for domestic violence or have new DV related incidents/behavior will be discharged from group. They may be re-referred once the disposition of the new charge is determined. They will be required to start the program over.