Violence Prevention and Intervention

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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.

LOCAL: 513-872-9259
TOLL FREE: 888-872-9259
TEXT: 513-436-3606


*TTY Accessible

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.

LOCAL: 513-753-7281
TOLL FREE: 800-540-4764
TEXT: 513-436-3606


YWCA saves lives and prevents the cycle of violence- domestic violence, family violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human sex trafficking.


Domestic Violence Programs

Shelter and Housing

YWCA is the sole provider of specialized domestic violence shelters and housing in Greater Cincinnati.

Intervention Services

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

A clear look into YWCA's activities and involvement in Domestic Violence Awareness Month.



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.


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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Call our YWCA Hotline at (513) 872-9259 or our House of Peace hotline at (513) 753-7281.