Domestic Violence – Teen Victimization
Youth First provides a menu of proven programs to equip young people with the mental health resiliency necessary to respond to life challenges with positive choices rather than with risky “escapes” like substance abuse, self-harm, violence, or emotional withdrawal. Youth First Social Workers are embedded in schools and present every day school is in session, equipped with the best prevention and early intervention skills to help students build resilience and trust instead of turning to much more dangerous coping strategies like getting high, acting out with violence, or harming themselves. They are specialized mentors who are readily available to assess and address student, family and school needs. They also coordinate with community partners to connect students and families to resources and services. A list of social workers in area schools can be found at youthfirstinc.org. Students and families who have been victimized by crime can contact the Youth First Social Worker by calling the school office.
- Domestic violence shelter, outreach, support groups, advocacy and services for victims and their children.
- Emergency housing for homeless women and children.
- YES! recovery residence for homeless women in recovery.
- Live Y’ers after-school and mentoring program for girls in grades 3-12.
- Batterer’s Intervention Program
YWCA empowers women and girls. Through life-changing services and advocacy, we help our clients overcome their barriers to safety and self-sufficiency.
The YWCA is one of the oldest and largest multicultural organizations promoting solutions to enhance the lives of women, girls and families. The YWCA in Evansville has been serving the local community since 1911. In 1979, the YWCA opened the first domestic violence shelter in Evansville where we still provide shelter and services 24 hours per day. We work closely with law enforcement and local prosecutors to provide assistance to those who have been impacted by domestic violence. Our YES! recovery residence has been providing housing and services to homeless women in recovery from substance abuse since 2001. YWCA also provides after-school programming and mentors for at-risk girls in grades 3 through 12. YWCA advocates for racial justice and the health/safety/empowerment of women and girls through special events and collaborations.
The YWCA is a 501(c)3 United Way member agency open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Business office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Other Service Areas: Crisis Advocacy, Intervention Program, Mentoring Program, Outreach, Recovery Residence, Shelter