Emergency Shelter, Housing & Counseling For Violence Victims

If violence is ripping your life apart, you have nowhere to go, and you do not know how to reclaim your life, the YWCA, the nation’s leading provider of shelter and services to women and their families can help you! In the United States, more than 650,000 people come to the YWCA each year for services and support overcome violence. For more information about the services offered in your state, contact your local YWCA. The YWCA takes a holistic approach to helping women escape, recover from and prevent violence in their lives and the lives of their families. Many local YWCAs offer programs and services including emergency shelter for women and children, transitional housing, support to victims of rape and sexual assault, individual and group counseling, peer support, self-defense training, programs for batterers and legal advocacy. Contact: YWCA of the U.S.A., Empire State Building, Suite 301, 350 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10118; 212-273-7800; Fax: 212- 465-2281; {www.ywca.org}. National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-SAFE; hearing impaired 800-787-3224.

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