Crisis Hotline (716) 433-6716
Crisis Services

Healing wounds and giving hope

One in four girls and one in six boys will become victims of sexual assault before their 18th birthdays. These are more than statistics, they are Niagara County boys and girls, men and women.

Adult Counseling Program

Provides information on the dynamics of domestic violence and abusive relationships; identifies options, develops safety plans, and offers emotional support and guidance.

Advocacy Program

Provides information on the dynamics of domestic violence and abusive relationships; identifies options, develops safety plans, and offers emotional support and guidance.

Community Outreach

Speakers are available through the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier for education and awareness training to community organizations and general audiences.

Confidential Advocates

We provide confidential advocacy for rape and sexual assault victims. From the moment we receive your call on the crisis hotline, a trained advocate is notified and responds within minutes. This advocate will accompany a sexual assault victim to the emergency room for a forensic rape exam, assist them through the criminal investigation process, and be available for crisis counseling on an ongoing basis.

Educational Outreach

Age appropriate curriculum on domestic and dating violence, as well as anger management for grades 3-12, is available for middle school, high school, and university audiences.

Educational Support Group

Age appropriate curriculum on domestic and dating violence, as well as anger management for grades 3-12, is available for middle school, high school, and university audiences.

KidStrong

KidStrong is a support group for children that have been exposed to family violence. The program works with children ages 4 to 12 years old. The group incorporates age appropriate instruction, therapeutic games, role-plays, worksheets, movement, art therapy, small group discussions regarding the weekly topic, feelings, self-esteem activities, safety planning, and a snack.

The goals of the KidStrong program are as follows:

  • To help children learn new ways to cope with separation, violence and low self-esteem in an environment where they feel a sense of belonging.
  • To assist children in building positive social behaviors.
  • To aid children in gaining self-esteem through a support group that understands and values each child’s uniqueness.
  • There are no fees to attend. Children may start the program at any time.

Date: Mondays
Location: Lockport, NY
Please call for location and information

Date: Thursdays
Location:  North Tonawanda, NY
Please call for location and information

Lockport City Court Advocacy

Provides comprehensive assistance to domestic violence victims including counseling, court accompaniment, and referrals to outside agencies. A YWCA Domestic Violence Victim’s advocate is stationed within the Lockport Police Department. To schedule an appointment, contact (716) 439-6630.

Rape and Sexual Assault

The YWCA of the Niagara Frontier offers a 24-hour crisis hotline staffed by trained professionals who provide an immediate response to rape and sexual assault victims.

To reach our crisis hotline, please call or text (716) 433-6716.

Safe Dwelling

Provides assistance in securing rights and obtaining services from other agencies.

Transitional Housing

Provides the second stage of housing after Crisis Housing with a supportive program.

Additional Links

www.nyscadv.org
www.OPDV.state.ny.us
www.ncadv.org
www.nyscasa.org
LGBT
http://respectlove.opdv.ny.gov/

YWCA Tremont Street Project
Building Empowerment, Brick by Brick

Honor a loved one, give tribute to a special person, or see your own family name engraved on a brick that shows your support for the women of the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier.

The YWCA of the Niagara Frontier will soon open the doors of yet another innovative project that will enhance the lives of women and the community of North Tonawanda. As a result of the 2015 merger of the YWCA of Niagara and the YWCA of the Tonawanda’s, the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier has strengthened its portfolio, increasing its effectiveness within the broader geographical footprint.

The YWCA Tremont Street Project will be a 12-apartment permanent housing complex with a social enterprise component to help women avoid homelessness and escape family violence. It will be the YWCA’s first supportive housing enterprise for single women.

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Services available to the residents and also to area low-income women are case management, trauma-informed individual and group counseling, safety planning, court accompaniment, life and/or job skill training with on-site employment opportunities, financial literacy advocacy, responsible tenant, and homeownership counsel, and client-specific information and referrals.

The ground floor building will feature a café/coffee shop. YWCA’s commercial enterprise will also provide residents with on-site workforce training and employment opportunities. The café will feature seasonal-appropriate outside seating

Buy a brick and leave a lasting legacy while helping the YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism and empower women.

Your engraved, personalized brick(s) will be laid in the courtyard and front patio of the YWCA Tremont Street Project. The number of bricks for the courtyard and front patio is limited, so purchase your brick soon.

This Building Empowerment, Brick by Brick campaign is an opportunity to make the dream of the YWCA Tremont Street Project a reality. Our goal is to raise $30,000 to direct towards furnishings for the apartments. Make history, benefit women, help us complete our vision.

Please contact CEO, Kathleen Granchelli, for more information about sponsorship opportunities at Granchelli@ywcanf.org or 716 433 6714 ext. 212.


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