Fulfilling our mission of empowering women, the YWCA is the primary provider of domestic violence services in the region. In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, please help us fund these vital services!
The YWCA empowers domestic violence survivors to take control of their lives, while offering them safety and the resources to ensure their self-sufficiency. Domestic violence is any pattern of behaviors that attempts to control and intimidate a partner or family member through fear, manipulation, isolation, financial abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse and/or verbal abuse. Domestic violence does not discriminate. It cuts across all ethnic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds.
The YWCA operates the largest emergency domestic violence shelter in the state of Tennessee. The Weaver Domestic Violence Center recently expanded from 51-beds to 65-beds due to the growing demand for services.
If you are in danger, need to speak with an advocate, have general questions about domestic violence or a specific situation you would like to talk through, please call the YWCA’s 24-hour Crisis & Support Helpline at 1-800-334-4628.
Our life-saving and life-changing services include:
- 24-hour Crisis & Support Helpline
- Emergency shelter at the Weaver Domestic Violence Center
- One-on-one case management services
- Adult and children’s counseling
- Transitional housing
- Re-New at the YWCA
- Community support groups (English & Spanish)
- Community education & outreach
- Financial literacy education
- Career counseling