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Domestic Violence affects people of all ages and backgrounds. You are in the right spot if you are concerned about abuse and control in your relationship with your intimate partner.
Please call 242-1199.
Calling the hotline is the first step towards safety and healing. Domestic violence feeds off of silence and fear. By calling the hotline and sharing your story, you are taking that crucial, albeit frightening step, towards freedom from abuse and control. The telling of the story is a form of liberation from domestic violence that can hopefully lead to further independence.
"I hid the YWCA hotline number in my phone—using a woman’s name to disguise it. The first time I called, I knew I had found a way to get out for good. They helped me make a safe plan for me and my family to get to the shelter..." Read More.
Resources & More Information
-Violence Against Women Up in Tennessee - The Tennessean
Insightful article about verbal and emotional abuse - A Message to Women From a Man: You Are Not "Crazy"
From January 1 - August 30, 2011, there were 6 domestic violence-related homicides in Davidson County and 19,900 reports of domestic violence.
Click here to learn what to do if you know someone who is being abused.
As many as 1 in 6 women are physically abused during pregnancy.
Do you know the warning signs for an unhealthy relationship?
Relationships have ups and downs, but there are certain types of behavior in any relationship that are unacceptable and abusive. If you think that your partner is abusive or you suspect that someone you know is in an abusive relationship, call the YWCA Crisis & Information Line, it is free and confidential, 24 hours a day. (615) 242-1199 or (800) 334-4628. Read about the Warning Signs of Domestic Violence
A Mother Speaks About the Warning Signs
Services at the YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee
Crisis & Information Line
The YWCA maintains a 24-hour crisis and information line answered by staff and volunteers who are trained in crisis intervention. Each caller gets help developing a safety plan for themselves and their children.
Confidential Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence
The YWCA Weaver Domestic Violence Center is the largest domestic violence shelter in the state of Tennessee and is housed at a confidential location. Shelter services include: therapeutic counseling and case management for all residents, therapeutic programming for children and teens, collaborative addictions treatment with Renewal House and legal advocacy. In July of 2008, we began offering affordable transitional housing for women and families who need it when they leave the shelter.
The YWCA seeks to promote awareness about domestic violence and works in cooperation with other organizations that serve victims of domestic violence. Outreach staff are available for domestic violence presentations in schools, businesses and civic organizations.
Need a speaker for your office, church or civic group?
The YWCA domestic violence outreach staff educates thousands of Nashville area residents every year.
Length of presentations varies, but the focus of all is:
1. learning to recognize domestic violence
2. learning what to do when you encounter
domestic violence - including overview of
services and resources
For more information email Pamela Sessions.
Click here for Additional Domestic Violence Links and Resource