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.
Todos los servicios están disponibles en español.
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 emergency 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, Carol Smith at 765-423-7029.
We are excited to announce that in-person support groups will resume the first week in October!
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.
Parenting the Love & Logic Way
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
This class is designed for parents, foster or adoptive families and others serving children and teens who have experienced trauma. You will learn how to stay calm when your kids do upsetting things; help your kids learn from mistakes so they don’t repeat them; set enforceable limits; and avoid enabling and start empowering. It will help you gain powerful insights into how trauma affects the brain and the science behind healthy attachment.
Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
This educational workshop works with survivors of domestic and sexual violence who want to learn about the cycle of violence, power and control, and who want to develop some techniques to help with survivorship. Topics include self-talk, red flags, communications styles, financial empowerment, and more.
Miércoles 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. – Lafayette
(segundo y cuarto Miércoles del mes)
Jueves 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Frankfort
(segundo jueves de cada mes)
Para ayuda en español pregunte por Nohemí Lugo, 765-423-7015.
Si estás pasando por momentos difíciles o estás en la plenitud de tu vida, no tienes que afrontarlos sola. Este grupo de apoyo te brinda la oportunidad de compartir tus experiencias, sentimientos y estrategias de sobrevivencia. El arte curativo es parte del grupo.
Enriquecimiento de la Familia/Grupo para Padres Le da a las mujeres y hombres nuevas herramientas para disciplinar a sus hijos, aumentar la auto estima de los niños y mejorar la comunicación entre la familia. Este grupo se reúne dos horas por semana. La clase dura siete semanas. Necesita registrarse antes del comienzo de la clase. GRATIS.
First Thursday Every Month 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
This healing art group is a safe space for survivors of trauma. Every healing art workshop is a Window of Time during which participants are invited to express themselves creatively and authentically. Simultaneous workshops for adults and kids allow survivors of all ages to participate. Expressions is facilitated by staff trained in the A Window Between Worlds model, and is not offered as art therapy.
Healing Forward Sexual Assault Support Group
Fridays 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
This sexual assault support group focuses on healing and coping skills. We will use the books Life After Trauma and Healing From Sexual Trauma Workbook. There will be a mix of open table group discussion and lessons from the books, choosing one topic each week to focus on while also allotting time for group members to openly share about what is going on in their lives. Topics include but are not limited to: reclaiming safety, self worth, focus, control, creating boundaries, cultivating self-compassion, confidence, and resilience. The Sexual Assault Support Group meets at Healthy Communities of Clinton County, 1234 Rossville Ave. Suite A, Frankfort.
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.
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Prevention, Education, Advocacy, and Compassion to End
sexual violence for all!
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Listening to survivors
Educating the next generation
Supporting survivors’ services
Understanding and teaching consent
Learning the signs of abuse
Talking about abuse
Standing up against rape culture
Holding each other accountable
Knowing the data!
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