Domestic & Sexual Violence Services
Available 24-Hours, Always Free & Confidential
YWCA Mohawk Valley is a certified provider of domestic and sexual violence crisis services by New York State. We are certified in both residential and non-residential settings. Our services are always confidential, free, and provided regardless of when the abuse occurred or if it was reported.
YWCA MV Services:
- Two 24-hour emergency shelters for survivors & families
- Transitional & rapid re-housing programs for survivors moving out of shelter
- Advocacy & accompaniment through court, medical, & law enforcement procedures
- Individual counseling
- Support groups for adult survivors of domestic violence
- Safety planning
- Operation of Herkimer County Child Advocacy Center
- Advocates co-located at Oneida County Child Protective Services (CPS) and Oneida Co. Child Advocacy Center
- Information & referrals to additional services (including social services, housing, employment assistance, etc.)
- Assistance with crime victim compensation procedures through the Office of Victim Services (OVS)
- Prevention education & outreach initiatives
We serve all survivors regardless of gender identity, gender expression, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, income, profession, ability, and/or age.
DV & SV FAQ
Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically; however, the one constant component of domestic violence is one partner’s consistent efforts to maintain power and control over the other.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)
Sexual violence means that someone forces or manipulates someone else into unwanted sexual activity without their consent. Reasons someone might not consent include fear, age, illness, disability, and/or influence of alcohol or other drugs. Anyone can experience sexual violence including: children, teens, adults, and elders. Those who sexually abuse can be acquaintances, family members, trusted individuals or strangers.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
Our services are available 24/7 and our advocates are highly trained to provide free and confidential services for you, no matter what.
In Oneida County, call or text 315.797.7740 for domestic and sexual violence crisis services.
In Herkimer County, call 315.866.4120 for sexual violence and child advocacy services.
Use our encrypted, private message server to chat with an advocate directly.
Yes. Our shelters, residential programs, and staff are equipped to support children, as well as adult survivors.
Refer them to us. If someone you know is experiencing domestic and/or sexual violence, you can help by giving them information about YWCA MV and our services.
In any conversations with a person experiencing violence at home, remember to keep your mind and heart open. They may not be ready to leave, they may want to go back to the relationship, and they may do so many times. On average, it takes 7-8 attempts to safely and successfully leave an abusive relationship.
Be patient and supportive; you will likely not be able to convince them to leave if they are not ready.