ywca of richmond

Services for survivors of sexual and domestic violence in Richmond, VA are available through the YWCA of Richmond.  The YWCA has been serving and supporting women for over 100 years, since 1887. 

They provide services for victims of domestic violence – primary services are crisis intervention, education, advocacy, case management, safety planning, and counseling.  These services are offered to every client–both in residential (safehouse) and community programs.

They provide services for victims of sexual violence – free comprehensive crisis services for victims of sexual assault (over 12 years of age) and their families. The YWCA Sexual Violence Program is the only certified sexual violence program serving the Greater Richmond area.  These services include:  (a) individual and group counseling, (b) access to a 24-hour hotline, (c) 24-hour hospital accompaniment, (d) court accompaniment, (e) emergency shelter, if needed, and (f) referrals to other services, as needed.

The YWCA also has a Child Development Center – The YWCA Child Development Center’s purpose is to provide an environment that encourages social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth and development of the child as a whole.