need help now? call the ywca rock county emergency helpline (608) 752-2583 or text (608) 371-9288.

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Domestic violence has a real impact in Rock County.
 These statistics from 2012 (most recent available) represent a fraction of the number of lives affected by domestic violence in our community. Domestic abuse is often under-reported, so there are many more families who have not yet sought help from the YWCA. For statewide information, click here.

ywca alternatives to violence program
Assisting domestic violence victims in crisis, including a 33-bed shelter, food, clothing, personal needs, legal advocacy, case management, child-youth recovery services and more.

139 women in shelter
143 children in shelter
6000 nights of shelter
(bedroom, kitchen access, laundry, showers, etc.)
339 crisis calls to the 24-hour helpline
215 clients receiving legal advocacy services
223 clients receiving walk-in domestic violence services
139 responses to domestic calls/Janesville Police Dept.

Average cost per client: $450









ywca transitions for women program
Our women’s economic empowerment and permanent housing program providing apartments, skill and job training, and domestic violence recovery services to women making the transition to an independent life.

60 households served
21 women & children served in Permanent Housing
25 new jobs secured by women in Transitions
606 client hours used in women’s center
122 households served by women’s center

Average cost per client: $800