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 2012
139 women in shelter
143 children in shelter
6,000 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

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.

transitions for women by the numbers in 2012
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