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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

Parent and Youth Support Programs

Children Who Witness Violence
413-732- 3121

  • Short term individual and group counseling for children ages 3-18 who have witnessed or been exposed to domestic violence

Supervised Visitation
Springfield and Northampton: 413-732-3121

  • A safe place for visitation with the non-custodial parent for victims of domestic violence and their children

Youth Services

Springfield 

James Shultis, OWV Consolidated Youth Project Director: 413-732-3121 ext 107

R.S.V.P. (Responsive Support for youth experiencing Violence Program)

  • Therapeutic counseling and advocacy program for youth ages 13-24 residing in Springfield who have experienced dating violence, SA, DV, or stalking.
  • Contact Kim Garrity, Child and Family Counselor, at 413-732-3121 ext. 173 to learn more. 

Safe Dates Workshops

  • 10 week workshop series geared toward youth and young adults. Topics include teen dating, unhealthy behaviors, and more. 
  • Contact Carol Raus, Community Educator  413-732-3121 ext. 127

Community Education/Outreach 

  • Our team is able to connect with youth in your community and/or individuals working with youth to provide education about teen dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
  • Contact Carol Raus, Community Education at 413-732-3121 ext. 127 to learn more. 

Youth Advisory Board 

  • A safe space to connect with your peers to advocate and empower one another and the larger community about teen dating violence, healthy relationships, and survivorship.  
  • Contact Kim Garrity, Child and Family Counselor at 413-732-3121 ext. 173 to learn more.

Young Parent Services (YPS) and Entrada Services

The YPS and Entrada programs have certified Parents as Teachers staff who offer specialized home visiting services that promote healthy parent child relationships. The programs support a parent's role in promoting school readiness and healthy development of children. Staff assists families in supporting learning experiences that are relevant and customized for the individual needs of each family. Those learning experiences are offered in four components- personal home visits, resource networks, group connections and screening.

Additionally, staff will work with parents on establishing independent living skills, self sufficiency and identifying social supports. The YPS program serves all of Western Massachusetts and can work with parents up to the age of 25. The Entrada program serves the Holyoke and Springfield areas and can serve any age parent.

To find out more information or make a referral please call 413-732- 3121 ext. 147

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