Healing Pathways Domestic Violence Program

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Healing Pathways Domestic Violence Program

If you are in an abusive relationship take the first step toward a better life by calling our 24 hour crisis line at 1-866-YES-YWCA to talk one-on-one to a counselor now!

Domestic Violence affects 1 out of every 4 women at some point in their life. Each year nearly 1,500 women and children find safe shelter and the help they need to rebuild their lives at YWCA North Central Indiana. YWCA North Central Indiana is the largest regional provider of domestic violence services with emergency shelter in both St. Joseph and Elkhart Counties. providing both residential and non-residential services to nearly 2,000 women and children each year including shelter, counseling and child therapy. For information about counseling services for women and children, both residential and non-residential, contact Director of Clinical Services Diane Schmeltz at 574-233-9491.

Lisa’s Story:

Mother with baby looking out window

“Coming to the YWCA was the best decision I ever made…it saved my life. Not only did they give us a safe place to live but they gave me the encouragement, support, and tools I needed to pick up the pieces of my broken life. My children thrived here and it is so wonderful to see them laugh and play without fear. After years of living with abuse I have found myself and kind finally see a future.”

-Healing Pathways client Lisa