Domestic Violence services
If you are in immediate danger or feel unsafe, call 911.YWCA 24-Hour Confidential Crisis Line
616.451.2744 For all other YWCA Domestic Violence Services call 616.459.4652 (business hour only)
Intervention, Referrals, and Safety Planning(no cost)
Trained staff and volunteers are available 24-hours a day to help victims of domestic violence. They provide:
- Assistance in finding safe shelter for victims and their dependent children fleeing situations of domestic violence. Temporary shelter for pets can be arranged too.
- Guidance in developing safe exit strategies for those who have the opportunity to plan their escapes.
- Help in locating, legal, medical, housing and child care services.
Emergency Shelter (no cost)
The YWCA provides confidential, short term emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their dependent children who are fleeing situations of domestic violence.
Counseling Services:Call 616.459.4652 (business hours only)
Group Therapy (confirmed ongoing participation is required)
As needed, facilitator-led therapy groups are available to adult women who are survivors of domestic violence
As part of their ongoing healing, survivors are helped to evaluate and establish goals which aid them in moving beyond their victimization. Advocacy is also provided through support, education and referral.
Batterer’s Intervention (confirmed ongoing participation is required)
A facilitator-led group is available for men seeking to stop abusive behavior.
Support Groups (no cost)
A facilitator-led support group is available for victims and survivors of domestic violence. Drop-in attendance is permitted.
Supervised Parenting Time and Safe Child Exchange:Call 616.459.4652 (business hours only)
Through the YWCA Safe Connections Program, we provide supervised parenting time and safe child exchange for families where there is a concern for safety due to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and/or child sexual abuse.
Long-Term Housing and Supportive Services:Call 616.459.4652 (business hours only)
To strengthen a domestic violence survivor’s ability to maintain a safe, independent life, the YWCA provides transitional and permanent housing, as well as, help in finding employment, advocacy, and referrals for legal assistance.