YWCA Interim House celebrated its 30th. This
program provides shelter for women and
children survivors of domestic violence and
sexual assault.  Please take time to look
at our programs and share this information with

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YWCA Interim House Services

YWCA Interim House, a unit of the YWCA of Metropolitan Detroit, first opened its doors in 1979, becoming one of the first and largest shelters in Michigan.

The YWCA Interim House Mission is to empower survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault by helping them to realize the ability to control their lives.

The YWCA Interim House goal is to help every woman and child recover from the effects of domestic violence and sexual assault by providing safety options for building healthy relationships.

YWCA Interim House offers services to battered women and their children in a safe, comfortable and supportive environment. The average length of stay is 60 days.

YWCA Interim House Funding
  • The Michigan Domestic Violence Prevention
    & Treatment Board of the Family Independence Agency

  • United Way Community Services

  • City of Detroit – CDBG/ESG

  • Contributions from private groups and individuals

YWCA Interim House Affiliations
  • Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
  • Wayne County Council Against Family Violence
  • Homeless Action Network of Detroit
What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a pattern of assaulting and controlling behaviors that one person uses against another in order to gain or maintain power in a relationship. Forms of abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional and psychological.

What is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault occurs when a person is forced or coerced into sexual activity without consent or against their will.

· Domestic violence ranges from verbal threats to
      assault with a lethal weapon.
· Women & children are the most frequent
      victims of domestic violence.
· Most victims of sexual assault are acquainted with the assailant.
· Interim House staff and volunteers handle more
      than 5000 crisis calls per year.
· Each year, nearly 1600 women & children are admitted
     to YWCA Interim House.

YWCA Interim House offers:


· 24-hour crisis line
· 67-bed shelter
· food and clothing
· individual, family & children and group counseling
· residential & non-residential support groups
· legal advocacy
· sexual assault advocacy
· childcare services
· community education
· information & referrals
Individuals are Reffered to:
· legal services
· financial assistance
· medical services
· transportation
· transitional & permanent housing
YWCA Interim House needs your held in the following areas:
· Financial contributions
· Gift certificates (Kroger, Costco, etc.)
· Phone cards
· Bus cards
· Volunteer time
· New women’s & children’s clothing
· Personal care products
· Linens
· Furniture
· Appliances
· Office supplies and equipment
· Child care products (diapers, etc.)
YWCA Interim House
    Domestic Violence Shelter
     PO Box 21904
     Detroit MI 48221
     (313) 861-5300
 We appreciate your support!  

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