Are you Afraid?
YWCA Billings offers Emergency Services at no cost to victims of domestic or sexual violence.
24-Hour Help Line 406.245.4472
24-Hour Text Line 406.702.0229
Big Horn County 406.679.5145
Secure Emergency Shelter
The only secure, 24-hour, 365 days-per-year domestic violence shelter in an 18,512 square mile area, Gateway provides 8,000 nights of protection annually to hundreds of women and children. Nearly 98 percent of those served are disadvantaged, under-served, and/or American Indian. While in our safe harbor, women participate in programs to help them obtain housing and employment while achieving emotional strength and learning how to break away from the cycles of violence and poverty.
24-Hour Help Line
Callers receive information, guidance and support from trained advocates and learn about YWCA’s Transitional Services programs and other community agencies that can help.
YWCA advocates accompany victims of sexual violence, including children, to Billings Clinic for forensic evidence collection exams, 24-hours per day, seven-days a week.
YWCA Billings is committed to providing equal opportunity and access to anyone seeking safety and support provided by its programs.
One in Three
It is difficult to believe, but that is the rate women in our region experience domestic violence, sexual assault or harassment. There are hundreds of people in our communities and rural areas who live in fear. They often feel very alone in their situations, and most are unaware that YWCA Billings is here to help formulate a plan for safety and change.
Do you know someone who is experiencing abuse?
- Destruction of property/pets
- Obsessive electronic communications
You can help!
- Tell people about YWCA and our services
- Support our Reaching Every Woman® Project — working together we can reduce the number of times a woman must be hurt before she takes action, or loses her life
Reaching Every Woman®
Informational outreach lets women who need our help and those who hope to assist them understand that support is available 24/7 at YWCA!
You can help YWCA Gateway with donations. Please click here to see a full list of the most needed items.