COVID-19

HOW TO HELP


Make a gift

The YWCA is here for survivors during COVID-19 — but we can’t do it without you.

Making a financial gift or providing supplies make an incredible difference in our capacity to help each person who turns to the YWCA at this challenging time. Thank you.

Click here to give and to learn more about how gifts are helping during COVID-19.


Looking out for our neighbors

With so many at home, neighbors have never been more important. Right now, places that have traditionally been an avenue for survivors looking for help, like work, schools, and faith communities are closed. Neighbors are uniquely situated to keep an eye out for one another as we are apart, but in this together.

Calling 911 is important — and the right thing to do if anyone’s safety is threatened. But, neighbors also have lots of opportunity to engage a survivor when things are calm.

We know that reaching out to someone you think needs help is new territory for most people, so we’ve compiled a variety of resources aimed at equipping you.

Click here for insights, guidance, and even conversation starters. The YWCA’s confidential helpline is also available 24/7. We’re here for you if you have questions and for anyone you may be worried about.

616.454.YWCA
(616.454.9922)

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Always stay safe!
If you see or hear an assault happening or are concerned for someone’s safety, call 9-1-1.