Crisis Center

Crisis Services

YWCA Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Resource Center

Serving Clinton and Jackson counties

24 Hr. Crisis Line: 1-800-381-9319
Clinton County Office: 563-242-2118
Jackson County Office: 563-652-4162
Transitional Housing Program: 563-242=2118

The goal of 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, medical and court advocacy, transportation, 24 hour crisis line, and shelter are offered to those affected by domestic violence and sexual abuse. All services are free and confidential.

These unduplicated 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-Clinton

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:

Community Education:Prevention programs for schools and community education to civic and church groups.

Crisis Line:24 hour crisis line is answered by Certified Advocates.

Counseling:Free options counseling to people coping with domestic violence, sexual abuse, or homelessness.

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

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

Applications are available by calling 563-242-2118.

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·
  • Transportation
  • Court Advocacy
  • 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
  • Sweat Suits for Kids
  • Adult and Kids Socks
  • Woman's Bedroom Slippers (Size 7-10)
  • Adult Sweat Suits (Size M - XXL)
  • Infant, Toddler, and Children's PJ's
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Pillows
  • 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