Crisis services

ywca Resource center

Serving Clinton and jackson counties

video outlining future changes in services offered by ywca-clinton crisis services:

View our press release on these changes

View a letter from Executive Director Shannon Sander-Welzien
Download FAQs regarding these changes

Questions on these changes?  Please contact Crisis Services Director Ronelle Clark 
at or 563-242-2110 ext.400.

crisis services contact information:

Emergency Shelter: 563-242-2118
Transitional Housing- Onsite: 563-242-2118
Transitional Housing- Scattered: 563-212-2787
Rapid Rehousing Program: 319-538-4327

(For Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Comprehensive Services, please contact SafePath Survivor Resources at 866-921-3354.)

The goal of the YWCA Crisis Services Department is to empower individuals affected by domestic violence, sexual abuse, or homelessness. Our program provides safe, affordable, violence-free housing to women and women with children. Safety planning, 24 hour crisis line, and shelter are offered to those affected by domestic violence and sexual abus

These programs provided by the YWCA Crisis Services department are vital to our community. We thank you for your support of this essential mission program of the YWCA-Clintone. All services are free and confidential.

The Clinton YWCA Women's Resource Center began in 1978 as a Sexual Assault Resource Center. It soon became apparent that services needed to be expanded and our center, with much community support and volunteers, began offering shelter and support to victims of domestic violence. The program was further expanded in 1988 when it began its Transitional Housing Program for women and their families who are homeless.

Services Offered

The following services are provided in both Clinton and Jackson Counties:

Emergency Shelter: Offers safe, violence-free living to those affected by domestic violence or sexual abuse.

Transitional Housing: Transitional Housing is a two-year program offering subsidized rental assistance and supportive services to homeless single women and women with children.

Scattered Site Housing: Scattered Site Housing is a two-year program offering rent/utility assistance and case management services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and harassment.

Rapid Rehousing: Rapid Rehousing is a program that offers financial and case management services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The goal of the program is to assist in obtaining safe, affordable, permanent housing.

domestic violence / sexual assault resources:

Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault -

Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence -

Iowa Protective Order Notification for Domestic Abuse Program

Victim Information and Notification Everyday

Crime Victim Compensation

How You Can Help!


Volunteers are an integral part of the YWCA and especially important in the DVSA Program. Volunteer opportunities include:
  • Shelter Advocate
  • Children's Programs·
  • Translating
  • Office Support

For more information, call 563-242-2118.
Volunteer applications are available at the YWCA front desk.
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Special thanks goes out to those that have donated to the YWCA Crisis Services Program. Your support has made a difference in a local woman's life!

Donation List:

Without the generosity of caring people, we would not be able to help those in our community who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Following is a list of items needed in our local center - all items must be in new or good condition:

  • Children / Women's Underwear
  • Gas Cards
  • Bus Passes
  • Hy-Vee Gift Cards
  • Deodorant
  • Towels / Washcloths / Hand Towels
  • Body Wash / Razors / Family-size Shampoo / Conditioner
  • Children's Shampoo
  • Adult and Kids Socks
  • Woman's Bedroom Slippers (Size 7-10)
  • Infant, Toddler, and Children's PJ's
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Swim Suits (Adult and Children)
  • Coffee
  • Diapers
  • Bottles of Juice
  • Combs and Brushes
  • Batteries
  • Tylenol - Adult and Children
  • Advil - Adult and Children
  • Cough Drops
  • Notebooks or Journals

To make a contribution which will help women and their children in crisis, mail your donation to:

YWCA, Clinton
317 7th Avenue South
Clinton, Iowa 52732.

Or click here to make a monetary donation