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

Domestic Violence Services

Several programs at YWCA Rock County assist families in domestic violence situations. For more information, call (608) 752-5445 between 8:00am and 4:30pm Central Time. If you or someone you care about need immediate help, call our 24-hour HELPline at (608) 752-2583 or dial 911.

YWCA Rock County's Alternatives to Violence program includes legal advocacy, case management, child-youth recovery services, our crisis lines, and our 33-bed domestic violence shelter. The shelter is frequently at capacity, and we house more children than women.

alternatives to violence by the numbers in 2014
107 women in shelter
141 children in shelter
8318 nights of shelter (bedroom, kitchen access, laundry, showers, etc.)
 170 volunteer support
359 crisis calls to the 24-hour helpline
  76 clients receiving legal advocacy services
223 clients receiving walk-in domestic violence services 
  66 responses to domestic calls/Janesville Police Department
 190 outreach
  76 legal advocacy.

 Average cost per client: $450

transitions for women by the numbers in 2014

173 unduplicated clients, all under the poverty level, served 
32   new jobs secured by women in Transitions
19   families, with 49 children, served
14,500 shelter nights
2,500 hours of case management

Average cost per client: $800 

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.