24 hour crisis line: 801-537-8600 or toll-free 1-855-YWCA-SLC (855-992-2752)

Safety

The YWCA is dedicated to empowering women by helping to create a kind, affirming, nonviolent community that welcomes women of every age, race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, background, and circumstance; offers them safety, encouragement, support, and opportunity; and helps strengthen them into wellness in every aspect of their lives.

In our work with women who have experienced abuse and violence, YWCA staff support autonomous, personally meaningful change, and avoid reinforcing abusive dynamics of power and control. Being safe and free at the heart of her life is fundamental to a woman’s self-determination and empowerment; to her ability to protect, support, and enrich the lives of those she loves; and to her capacity to participate in—and shape—the world around her.

Domestic violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, financial, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone.

Men, women and children who are experiencing domestic violence in their homes and relationships may need a myriad of supportive services to help break the cycle of violence in their lives. At the YWCA Utah, we have five different programs that support individuals whose lives have been impacted:

Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center
Women In Jeopardy Shelter Program 
Kathleen Robison Huntsman Apartments
Residential Self Sufficiency Program 
Children’s Advocacy and Intervention Program
Spiritual Care Program


Personal Resources may include:
• NNEDV: About Domestic Violence: Link to resources
• Safety Plan English: Link to download
• Safety Plan Spanish: Link to download

Important Community Partners
• Utah Domestic Violence Council www.udvc.org
• Utah 211 www.informationandreferral.org
• National Network to End Domestic Violence www.nnedv.org
• Department of Child and Family Services www.dcfs.utah.gov

Child and Family Services
If you suspect abuse or neglect is occurring, PLEASE call the Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline at 1-855-323-3237.  If you feel this matter is more urgent, please call 911 first if a child is in immediate danger. To learn more about child abuse, click here. Additionally, prevention and parenting support can be found here.  If you need additional information, please DCFS at the following:

Department of Human Services
195 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84116
Phone: (801) 538-4100
Fax: (801) 538-3993