24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 269-385-3587

General Contact: 269-345-5595

A Safe Women’s Shelter

YWCA Kalamazoo provides free, safe shelter for up to five weeks for victims of domestic violence (intimate partner violence) and their dependent children. Any survivors of domestic violence who identify as women are eligible to stay on-site at our Emergency Shelter. Food, personal needs items, clothing, and emergency transportation are provided to Emergency Shelter residents. Emergency Shelter Residents can enroll in programs offered by YWCA Kalamazoo, such as: free counseling, support groups, legal aid, court accompaniment, community advocacy, parenting classes etc.

Please call our crisis line at (269) 385-3587 for immediate assistance.

Transitional and permanent housing

We provide safe units throughout the city that help survivors move forward from their trauma by providing stable housing and supportive advocacy to help participants build

community connections and form achievable goals.