||Since 1906, the YWCA Pierce County has transformed the lives of women and children through safety, healing, and empowerment.
Over 13,000 women and children were served last year alone. The YWCA Pierce County was the first domestic violence shelter in the state of Washington and remains the largest in the county. The comprehensive services of the YWCA intend to offer support and healing to women and children by providing total care: shelter, legal services, therapeutic services, safety planning, and through meeting basic needs.
Just last year...
- 316 women and children were given shelter
- 7715 crisis hotline calls were fielded
- 845 counseling hours were provided to women and children escaping violence in their homes
- 143 support group sessions were provided to 112 participants seeking tools to heal
- 4,504 women and children were served through free legal services for domestic violence victims
- 469 teens participated in dating violence prevention programs