24-HOUR: Crisis Helpline (757) 226-YWCA (9922)

Women In Crisis

The Women In Crisis Program (WIC) provides services to survivors of domestic violence and single homeless women through advocacy, intervention, and support. We offer a full range of housing options from emergency shelter to transitional and permanent housing. Through our Rapid Re-Housing Program, introduced in July 2013, we were able to extend our continuum of housing services and move 26 households from emergency shelter into permanent housing in less than 30 days. Cooperative agreements were developed with landlords and employers to ensure access for clients to comprehensive housing and family self-sufficiency services.

Women In Crisis services:

  • Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing and Rapid Re-Housing programs with food, clothing & transportation assistance.
  • Comprehensive mental health counseling & art therapy
  • Family self-sufficiency case management and rental assistance
  • Life skills, financial literacy, job readiness and placement services
  • Comprehensive children's services
  • 24-Hour Helpline providing resources and referrals for individuals who are escaping violent relationships

Women In Crisis services are available to women and families residing in the South Hampton Roads region. Our team is also is available to provide information on safety planning and protective orders. Our services are provided free of charge, and regardless of gender, race, orientation, age, religion, and income.

Additional Resources:

Planning for Safety

Identifying Power & Control

Helping a Loved One in an Abusive Relationship

What is Domestic Violence?

How You Can Help - Emergency Shelter Wish List