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YWCA (Pierce County)

Branch: 
Pierce County
Phone Number: 
253-272-4181
Email: 
info@ywcapiercecounty.org

Location

405 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402
United States
Services: 
counseling/therapy or support groups
teen-specific services
rape/abuse crisis services
shelter/crisis housing
Additional Services: 
Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 253-274-5661. They also offer teen dating violence prevention programs.
Do they offer sliding scale/low-cost/no-cost services?: 
Yes
Can they provide services in more than one language?: 
Yes
Do they offer free condoms?: 
No
Is this clinic/provider accessible for people with disabilities?: 
Yes
Average Rating: (1 reviews)
5

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Author: Alice B.

I went here in May 2010 as a young woman with my then-3 year old son. I was living with my ex-partner and he was getting very violent, I was afraid for my life. When he stepped out for a few hours I called the crisis line and they had a space for me. 20 minutes later I was in a cab that they sent on my way to the emergency shelter and I haven't seen him since, except in court. I received counseling, help with my kid, legal help with getting a protection order, weekly domestic violence support groups, and help with finding transitional housing. All free.

Staying in a shelter isn't very FUN, but it was essential in saving my life and I am so grateful the YWCA is there. Call them if you're experiencing abuse in your relationship.

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