Domestic Violence Program

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YWCA Glendale helps survivors of violence every day to gain safety, self-sufficiency, and empowerment.

YWCA Glendale works every day to provide services and education to the community and work to end domestic violence.

OUR PROGRAMS INCLUDE:

  • 24/7 Hotline (888-999-7511) serves Los Angeles County daily (an area of 1.1 million people). We offer confidential support, crisis assistance, community referrals and information about other programs and services.
  • Sunrise Village Emergency Shelter provides a temporary community living environment for women and their children whose safety is in immediate risk. Services offered include case management, crisis intervention and counseling services.
  • Domestic Violence Services Center offers case management, legal assistance, counseling, resources, referrals and childcare to survivors and their children.
  • Education and Outreach Program facilitates discussions on domestic violence, sexual assault, teen dating violence, elder abuse, and stalking in Glendale and surrounding communities.

All services are provided at no cost to the client and are available in English, Spanish and Armenian.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please call our 24/7 Hotline at (888) 999-7511 to speak to a trained domestic violence counselor today.

YWCA Glendale provides assistance and support to survivors engaging the legal system.

Survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and stalking often face a wide variety of legal challenges. These challenges can place a strain on a person’s personal safety, housing, employment, education, divorce/custody, immigration status, and privacy. YWCA Glendale’s Legal Department provides legal services to dozens of survivors every year, helping them overcome their legal hurdles and break free from violence.

SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Legal consultations and referrals
  • Court accompaniment by paralegal or case manager
  • Representation by an attorney
  • Assistance with divorce, paternity, or custody paperwork
  • Restraining order preparation
  • Assistance with U-Visas, VAWA, and other immigration cases
  • Consultations regarding domestic violence-related family law
  • Legal clinics and workshops

All of our legal services are designed to empower survivors with information and options to move through the legal system and become self-sufficient in order to advocate for themselves in the future. Services are free and available for eligible victims and survivors, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation.

If you would like to explore your legal options, call our 24/7 Hotline at 888-999-7511 to be assessed for program eligibility.

YWCA Glendale is helping you find a place to call home

Survivors of domestic violence face the same economic barriers that challenge so many low-income people in Glendale: the lack of affordable housing, limited safety options, unemployment, lack of available living wage jobs, lack of transportation and limited child care options. More than 50% of our clients receiving non-residential services are unemployed or underemployed. As a result, many survivors face the impossible choice between staying with or returning to their abusers, or becoming homeless.

In collaboration with landlords and property managers throughout Los Angeles County, YWCA Glendale provides a variety of services to support the success of each participant. These services may include: workshops, housing identification, advocacy, connections to supportive services, financial assistance and tenant education.

If you are a survivor of domestic violence who is experiencing homelessness or housing issues, please call 888-999-7511 today.

Sometimes the biggest survivors of domestic violence are also the smallest

Children are the unintentional, often times, forgotten victims of domestic violence.

Our Children’s Program is designed to help children recover from domestic violence during a critical stage of development in their lives by promoting healthy growth and development, non-violent social skills and positive learning experiences in a safe, supportive setting. Tailored support for children and teens aged 0-18 years consists of age-appropriate activities, such as arts and crafts, team-building games, after-school tutoring, and computer skills.

We offer this program to children of current YWCA Glendale Domestic Violence Program clients. This is in support of our other comprehensive services for domestic violence survivors, such as shelter, legal advocacy, and counseling.