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24-hour domestic violence/sexual assault hotline
413.733.7100 (TTY/V)
800.796.8711 (TTY/V)
Llamanos Spanish-language sexual assault hotline
800.223.5001

In 2009, 14 women in Massachusetts were killed in an intimate relationship. In one 24-hour period in 2009, 2,018 victims were served by domestic violence programs in the state. The numbers don’t lie: domestic violence is a deadly problem that’s not going away. That’s why we’re here for you, 24 hours a day, every day, with our domestic violence hotline numbers. So you can get the help you and your children need, when you need it most, to move from being victims to survivors.

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EACH ACT OF SUPPORT HONORS THE VALUE OF WOMEN'S LIVES

However you contribute, your support benefits individual women and helps the YWCA serve our community.

The YWCA of Western Massachusetts makes it easy for you to make a donation, volunteer, host an intern through your business, or advocate on issues of gender and racial inequality.

About Our Agency

Your YWCA is leading the changes that improve women’s lives

Think you know the YWCA?

We might surprise you with our range of services and inspire you with the depth of our commitment to eliminating racism and empowering women.
We’ve helped meet the needs of Western Massachusetts for over 140 years. Today, we’re leading the change in the way our community responds to domestic violence and in the resources available to victims of discrimination. And more than ever, we’re changing women’s lives by helping them reach their fullest potential.

We invite you to know us better. Get involved.

24 HOUR
domestic violence/
sexual assault hotline
(413) 733 - 7100 (TTY/V)
(800) 796 - 8711 (TTY/V)
Llamanos
Spanish-language
(800) 223 - 5001
24 HOUR
domestic violence/
sexual assault hotline
Llamanos
Spanish-language

Statistics

  • Every 15 seconds, a woman is beaten in America.
  • More than 1 in 3 women (35.6%) in the United States have experiences rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • Nearly half of all women (48.4%) in the United States have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • Almost 50% of homeless women and their children fled their homes because of violence.
  • The YWCA is the state's largest provider of services to battered women.
  • 6 in 7 requests for shelter are denied because we are at capacity.
  • Teen pregnancy rate in the United States is 86 out of 1,000 women. That's the highest in the industrialized world.
  • 1 in 4 teen mothers completes high school.
  • 75% of unmarried teenage mothers end up on welfare within 5 years of the birth of their first child.
  • The suicide rate among teen mothers is 7 times higher than their peers' rate.
  • The YWCA has provided over 2000 women and children with nonresidential counseling and treatment services each year.
  • 200 teen moms and their babies receive shelter every year.
  • The YWCA provides emergency shelter to over 300 women and children each year.
  • We receive over 10,000 hotline calls each year.
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