YWCA Greater Lafayette provided safe shelter to 407 victims of domestic violence and last year alone. But shelter is just the beginning.
YWCA Greater Lafayette opened its first residential shelter for victims of domestic violence in 1979. The “Women in Crisis” program was established to help “battered women.” Four decades later, YWCA Greater Lafayette’s Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention Program is one of the most respected programs in the state and serves victims of domestic violence in six counties -- Tippecanoe, Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Warren and White.
Nationally, YWCA is the single largest network of domestic violence shelters and services.
YWCA’s mission of empowering women and eliminating racism is achieved when our domestic violence advocates inspire survivors to believe in themselves, to acquire the education and job skills needed to find employment, to manage their own finances and to move with their children into safe, permanent housing.