Fulfilling our mission of empowering women, the YWCA has been Nashville's primary provider of domestic violence services for more than 40 years. The YWCA offers more than temporary safety—we help break the cycle of abuse by offering a continuum of services, including: the 24-hour Crisis and Support Helpline, the 51-bed Weaver Domestic Violence Center, case management, counseling, shelter-based and community-based support groups, community education, YWCA post-shelter housing, and Re-New at the YWCA. Last year, the YWCA served 468 adults and children at the Weaver Domestic Violence Center.
YOU CAN HELP SAVE LIVES
With your support, YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee can provide the following services to survivors of domestic violence:
$50: One cab ride for a mother and family to safety at the shelter
$150: One night of shelter for a mother and her child at Weaver Domestic Violence Center
$500: Feeds a mother and her family for a month at Weaver Domestic Violence Center
$2,000: One month of translation services for DV survivors who speak another language
$2,500: Transitions a DV survivor and her family into a furnished apartment after leaving shelter
$5,000: Three months of weekly support groups for DV survivors
$6,750: Full 45-day stay at Weaver Domestic Violence Center for a mother and her child
RE-NEW AT THE YWCA
Re-New was founded in 2010 to help women who are moving from safety to self-sufficiency. The volunteer-run program furnishes the homes of survivors participating in our housing program. To date, Re-New has created beautiful new homes for 167 households that include more than 200 children.
LETHALITY ASSESSMENT PROTOCOL (LAP)
A partnership with the Metro Nashville Police Department and Mayor’s Office of Family Safety launched in late 2016 to connect domestic violence victims with resources that keep them safe. The Lethality Assessment Protocol (LAP) is a checklist for officers responding to domestic violence incidents. Officers provide victims with the 24-Hour Crisis & Support Helpline, and in many cases, the police officer will place the call for the victim. With the LAP in place, calls to the Helpline more than doubled – our counselors answered 6,286 calls last year alone.