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YWCA North Central Indiana

YWCA North Central Indiana works to eliminate racism and empower women. Each year thousands of women and children find the help they need through YWCA’s domestic violence, sexual assault, substance abuse and economic empowerment programs. As the leading provider of domestic violence services YWCA NCIN operates the only domestic violence safe shelter in St. Joseph County. Women and children staying at the shelter receive not only shelter, food and clothing but also individual counseling, childcare, case management, legal representation and economic empowerment education. These wrap around services enable women and children to not only survive the trauma they have experienced but also thrive in the future. Perhaps the most valuable thing YWCA provides to women and children is hope for a better life, free of violence! In the past year YWCA North Central Indiana received 6,585 crisis calls to its 24 hour hotline.
The money raised through Give Local St. Joseph County will support daily operations of the shelter and its services. The official capacity of the St. Joseph County shelter is 125 but the daily population averages between 140 to 150 women and children. The kitchen serves over 60, 000 meals and snacks each year, over 17,000 hours of counseling were provided to women and children last year and over 21,000 hours of child care were provided so mothers could attend therapy sessions, work and/or school.
In addition to YWCA’s crisis services the agency also serves as a strong voice and advocate for all women. Each year we host events and activities and meet with lawmakers to raise awareness and affect change on issues impacting women including equal pay, affordable health care and child care.

1102 S. Fellows Street
South Bend, IN 46601

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