“To have a place to go at 3 in the morning where it’s safe, and there’s food, and running water, and a bed for my kids – and nobody to yell at them… We need that. We really do.”Carissa, YWCA Client
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 the YWCA, women and their children can begin to heal.
Safe Nights at the YWCA are a stepping-stone to a brighter future. By providing everything they’ll need, one night at a time, together we can help women and their children rebuild their lives – free from violence and abuse.
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
- fresh linens, clothing and personal care essentials
- resources and referrals to additional community supports
Lauren stayed at Crossroads Shelter as a child. Watch her moving video to better understand the difference Crossroads Shelter has made in her life – and the lives of hundreds of local women and children.
Erica turned to the YWCA for safety while ending a violent relationship. She’s sharing her story to inspire others to support the services that helped her get her life back.
Wendy is a YWCA client, Board Director, mother and survivor of abuse who courageously shared her story to help protect other women and children in our community.