a sleeping mother, embracing her sleeping child in her arms


“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

Lauren’s Story

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’s Story

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’s Story

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.