The YWCA NorthEastern NY’s Domestic Violence Shelter
offers services 24-hours each day / 365 days a year.
The Domestic Violence Program offers safe shelter, counseling, advocacy, groups, case management, children’s services and post-shelter services to victims of domestic violence.
The following are basic criteria for determining eligibility for using Domestic Violence services:
Persons coming into our domestic violence service via shelter, counseling, advocacy or support groups must be able to care physically for themselves and not need supervision in the care of their children.
Our Domestic Violence shelter is wheelchair accessible. The YWCA building is not wheelchair accessible, however, it is negotiable if a person uses a walker or cane.
We do not accept victims or children of severe emotional impairment, which would impact group living or negatively affect group counseling. Appropriate services to meet their needs would be made through referral.
The Mary Kay Foundation helps support our shelter. The Mary Kay Foundation, along with the YWCA NorthEastern NY, strive to make a difference in the lives of individuals and families who face despair on a regular basis. To find out more about the Mary Kay Foundation, please click here.
Comprehensive advocacy services are available at:
Free, confidential and supportive counseling for victims (16 years and older) who are abused and their children (5 years and up). We use a Trauma Informed Client Centered approach to counseling. Services are available to anyone who has ever been a victim, whether recently or many years ago. Flexible hours available. Call 518-374-3394 ext 142.
For more information about the Counseling Services available, click HERE.
|YES – YWCA’s Economic Solutions Department
YES is designed to assist women who are victims of domestic violence manage their personal finances, identify their interests and skills, and find employment. As a part of the department, women will be assisted with financial planning, time management, and goal setting. Preparation for job interviews and providing professional clothing will help job seekers make a positive first impression. For more information contact Andrea at 518 374-3394 ext 144.
Available Services: goal setting; time and stress management; computer use assistance; information about continuing education or training; job search tips and techniques; help with employment applications, resumes, and cover letters; job interview preparation; access to professional clothing in the Soroptimist Closet; financial planning and budget assistance; referrals to community agencies