The Importance of Safe Nights

When women and their children are able to escape abuse and spend the night in a warm, secure place, something wonderful happens: they sleep without fear.

And when this same security and support continues to exist, as it does around the clock at YWCA Crossroads Shelter, women and their children can begin to heal.

Safe Nights at YWCA Crossroads Shelter can change a woman or child’s life. By providing everything they’ll need, one night at a time, together we can help women and their children rebuild their lives.

Carissa’s Story

Carissa and her four young children were on the brink of losing their home when she reached out to YWCA Crossroads Shelter.

Today, she’s sharing her experience and using her voice to help other women gain the safety and support that helped her build a better life for herself and her kids.

What Does 1 Safe Night Include?

1 Safe Night at YWCA Crossroads Shelter costs $64.65 (beyond what government funding provides) and includes:

  • the physical safety of a warm, private room
  • 24 hour confidential, onsite support
  • nutritious meals
  • supportive programming
  • fresh linens, clothing and personal care essentials
  • resources and referrals to other community supports
  • 3 month’s post-shelter support … and more!

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Our Programs and Services

Our Leadership & Governance

Erica’s Story

Lauren’s Story

Wendy’s Story

Our shelters receive only partial funding from the government and rely on donor support. To learn more about how you can help save and change the lives of women and children in our communities, please contact us.