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Building safe futures: YWCA Dayton has been supporting survivors of intimate-partner violence since 1886, when we petitioned the Ohio General Assembly for “better legal protection for women against assault.” Every day, we continue to advocate for women and children’s safety and freedom from abuse. All services are free, confidential, and available 24/7/365 for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, stalking, and other forms of intimate-partner and gender-based violence. YWCA Dayton is a dual-service agency providing:
• The only domestic violence shelters in Montgomery and Preble counties
• The longest-running 24/7 crisis and domestic violence hotline in Montgomery County and the only such helpline in Preble County
• Full-service wrap-around clinical services and prevention education

Emergency Shelter:
YWCA Dayton shelter services offer a wide variety of programming grounded in Trauma Informed Care that walks alongside women and children to improve their personal safety, build self-sufficiency, and re-enter the community with strength and security. We operate two domestic violence shelters, one in Montgomery County and one in Preble County.

• 24/7 emergency shelter
• Crisis intervention
• Case management
• Food, clothing, and personal care items
• Housing assistance
• Support and educational groups
• Individual advocacy
• Safety planning
• Goal setting
• After-care and follow-up services

In addition, we know that abuse affects the whole family. More than half of domestic violence victims are reluctant to leave their abusers because they’d also be abandoning their pets. Thanks to community partnerships, YWCA Dayton connects women entering our domestic violence shelters with concurrent animal shelters so the whole family can heal. Partners include:

• SICSA Pet Adoption Center
• Humane Society of Greater Dayton
• Town and Country Veterinary Clinic
• Tipp City Veterinary Hospital

Case management:
Case management is a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy. Each case management plan is tailored specifically to the needs of each individual and family and includes:
• Housing assistance
• Transportation assistance
• Employment assistance
• Children’s activities and after-school tutoring
• Advocacy and referral services
• Appointment accompaniment
• Aftercare services

Intake Requirements

Fill out this form for more information( Or If you are in need of immediate assistance, please call our 24/7 crisis hotline at 937-222-SAFE (7233).

Food Services

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Educational Services

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Job/Training Services

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Medical Services

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Other Services

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Flexible financial assistance
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Contact Information

141 W. Third St.
Dayton, OH
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