YWCA Sonoma County

Domestic Violence Services

The YWCA Sonoma County supports women and children in abusive environments by providing safe shelter, therapy and on-going support for up to two years.

What You Should Know

Nationally, it usually takes an average of 6 to 8 times for a woman to successfully leave her abusive partner

1 in every 4 women and 1 in every 14 men will experience domestic violence in her/his lifetime

Witnessing violence between one’s parents or caretakers is the strongest risk factor of transmitting violent behavior from one generation to the next

Domestic violence is one of the most chronically underreported crimes

Client Stories