Safety

The YWCA helped save our lives, breaking a chain of violence spanning generations, and restored the security that was stolen from a mother and her children. You have brought back our faith in humanity. - Julia

Safety

Safety and freedom are at the heart of women’s empowerment. The YWCA’s comprehensive family violence services offer adults and children, safety, support, and meaningful opportunities to build violence-free lives.

YWCA Utah 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.

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.

Red Flags and Warning Signs of an Abusive Partner

  • Extreme jealousy
  • Possessiveness
  • Unpredictability
  • A bad temper
  • Cruelty to animals or children
  • Verbal abuse
  • Extremely controlling behavior
  • Old-fashioned beliefs about the roles of women and men in relationships
  • Forced sex or disregard of partner’s unwillingness to have sex
  • Sabotage of birth control methods or refusal to honor agreed upon methods
  • Blaming partner for anything bad that happens
  • Sabotage or obstruction of partner’s ability to work or attend school
  • Controls all finances
  • Accusations of partner flirting or having an affair
  • Control of what partner wears and how they act
  • Embarrassing or humiliating partner privately or publicly

IF YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP, THERE IS FREE, CONFIDENTIAL HELP AT THE YWCA.

YWCA 24 Hour Crisis Line 801-537-8600 or Toll-Free 855-992-2752

Monday – Friday 9 AM – 4 PM walk-in to the Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center at the YWCA Center for Families
310 East 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111


Our Services

YWCA Family Violence Serivices

Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center at the YWCA

Free, confidential walk-in services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, and stalking. We offer crisis Intervention, protective orders, victim’s legal assistance, safety planning, sexual assault nurse exams, short-term counseling, housing support, refugee advocacy services, immigration assistance, economic empowerment, case management, and more.

Contact us at 801-236-3370 or walk-in Monday-Friday 9-4 at 310 East 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111.

YWCA Shelter NightWomen in Jeopardy Crisis Shelter

A safe, confidential, 181-bed licensed shelter with private family or double rooms, providing supportive services including meals, case management, support groups, and access to community resources. Services offered to women with or without dependent children.

24 Hour Crisis Line 801-537-8600 or Toll-Free 855-992-2752

Kathleen Robison Huntsman Residence at YWCA UtahTransitional Housing

Confidential, secure housing for low-income women and children who are survivors of family violence. We offer 36 units in the Kathleen Robison Huntsman Apartments for mothers with dependent children and 12 units for women without dependent children in the Residential Self Sufficiency Program.

Apply for Kathleen Robison Huntsman Apartment. Apply for Residential Self Sufficiency Unit.

STEM in After School Care at the YWCAChildren’s Advocacy and Intervention

Services for children in residence who have been exposed to family violence. Our services strengthen the safety, health, and well-being of child victims of family violence through advocacy, educational support, after-school programming, teen programs, summer day camp, and therapeutic activities.

 

Emmas Playhouse Drop-in Child Care Center at the YWCAEmma’s Playhouse Drop-in Child Care Center

Free, on-site, short-term childcare for mothers living at the YWCA with small children; available for mothers who must attend appointments, accomplish essential tasks, or who need a brief respite in order to focus on caring for themselves during intensely challenging times.

 

Saundra Shanti Spirtual Care

Spiritual Care

YWCA Utah offers Spiritual Care with our certified multi-faith chaplain to heal and empower women who have suffered intimate partner violence (IPV). Spiritual Care at the YWCA gently and consistently offers a simple and profound message: “You are a loved person and you matter. Learn more.

 


If you suspect child abuse or neglect is occurring, please call the Utah Division of Child and Family Services

1-855-323-3237


How to help someone in an abusive relationship

  • Be supportive and listen
  • Be non-judgmental
  • Encourage them to talk to people who can provide help and guidance
  • Remember that you cannot “rescue” them
  • Call the YWCA’s 24-hour crisis line at 801-537-8600

From the National Domestic Violence Hotline


IF YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP, THERE IS FREE, CONFIDENTIAL HELP AVAILABLE AT THE YWCA.

YWCA 24 Hour Crisis Line 801-537-8600 or Toll-Free 855-992-2752

Monday – Friday 9 AM – 4 PM walk-in to the Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center at the YWCA Center for Families
310 East 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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.