Domestic Violence Intervention Prevention Program
One in four women and one in seven men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Through case advocacy, support groups, legal advocacy and emergency shelter, YWCA Greater Lafayette is on a mission to support and empower survivors of domestic violence.
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If you are in immediate danger, call 911.
YWCA Greater Lafayette is here to empower you to make a new beginning. A first step can be our emergency shelter. We offer a 24/7 safe and confidential shelter with continuous case management to help you with employment, housing, financial resources, childcare, counseling and other services.
If you are in need of emegency shelter, please call us at 765-423-1118 or toll free at 888-345-1118 to speak to an advocate.
Our program has many ways we can serve as a legal advocate for you as you think about your legal options and proceed through the legal system. Call 765-423-1118 or visit our Legal Advocacy office at 624 N. 6th Street if you need assistance with:
- Attorney referrals
- Emotional support during proceedings and appointments
- Help initiating a protective order
YWCA Greater Lafayette is here to help empower through education. We provide violence prevention presentations to help the community better understand relationship violence and available resources.
To schedule a presentation or training, please contact our Outreach Coordinator, Rachel Panizzi at 765-423-7029.
We offer resources for families who are experiencing abuse and wanting to break the cycle of violence. We offer support groups for children, families and adults – with childcare available during many of the classes.
Help is just a phone call away. Our program offers free cell phones programmed to dial 911. These phones can provide quick access to police protection if you are dealing with harassment, stalking or domestic violence. They can also provide first responder help for victims with health problems.
Please call the Domestic Violence Program office at 765-423-1118 or visit us at 605 N. 6th Street in Lafayette to learn more about receiving one of these phones.
*Please note that these phones cannot text and cannot call any number other than 911.
We are always accepting donations of unwanted cell phones for the 911 Cell Phone Program.