24- hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 269-385-3587 or 24- hour Sexual Assault Hotline: 269-385-3587

DOMESTIC ASSAULT PROGRAM

YWCA Kalamazoo’s Domestic Assault Program supports survivors of domestic violence from their emergency-immediate needs to future safety plans.

Program components for the Domestic Assault Program are:

Advocacy

YWCA Kalamazoo has dedicated staff members to work individually with survivors of domestic violence to assist them with their healing process. Advocates meet with survivors to discuss current needs and to refer them to resources and services throughout the community. Additionally, advocates assist with safety planning, court appearance, filling protective orders etc. Please contact our crisis line at (269) 385-3587 for more information.

Counseling

YWCA Kalamazoo is dedicated to promoting healing of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Victim Services provides free, one-on-one counseling and victim advocacy to sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking survivors. Please contact our crisis line at (269) 385-3587 for more information.

Emergency Shelter

YWCA Kalamazoo provides free, safe shelter for up to five weeks for victims of domestic violence (intimate partner violence) and their dependent children. Any survivors of domestic violence who identify as women are eligible to stay on-site at our Emergency Shelter. Food, personal needs items, clothing, and emergency transportation are provided to Emergency Shelter residents. Emergency Shelter Residents can enroll in programs offered by YWCA Kalamazoo, such as: free counseling, support groups, legal aid, court accompaniment, community advocacy, parenting classes etc. Please call our crisis line at (269) 385-3587 for immediate assistance.

Supportive Groups

YWCA Kalamazoo is dedicated to promoting healing of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Victim Services offers a variety of free support groups for survivors of both domestic violence and sexual assault. These are held in English and Spanish. All groups meet at the YWCA of Kalamazoo, 353 East Michigan Avenue (unless otherwise noted). Childcare is available for ALL meetings. Contact a YWCA Advocate/Counselor to arrange for childcare. Please contact our crisis line at (269) 385-3587 for more information.