YWCA Evansville

Personal Safety

What should you do if you're being abused?  We Can Help
The YWCA is the largest provider of domestic violence services in the country.  Locally, the YWCA building is a home where we provide shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children.  We staff a 24-hour domestic violence hotline. Our confidential services are available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.

You have a right to be safe! If you need us, we’re here.

24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline • 866-367-9922
Emergency Police/Fire • 911
Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Hotline TTY • 800-332-7385                                    
National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline • 866-331-9474
National Domestic Violence Hotline • 800-799-SAFE (7233)

Here are some other things you can do:
• Make sure that you know phone numbers you can call and places you can go in an emergency.
• Teach your children not to get in the middle of a fight.
• If you think you may leave, make a plan to help keep you safe. This will help when you are getting ready to leave.

Your plan might include:
• Putting together and hiding a suitcase of clothing; copies of your car and house keys; money or credit cards; and important papers, such as Social Security cards and birth certificates for you and your children.
• Opening a savings account or getting a credit card, if you can do so in secret.

Indiana Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) System

The Indiana VINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or Internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and e-mail notification when the offender's custody status changes. The VINE toll-free number for the Indiana VINE system is (866) 959-8463. This service is provided to assist victims of crime who have a right to know about their offender's custody status.

Click here to register for notification from the Indiana VINE system. This is a FREE service enhancement.