24-Hour Help Line: (406) 245-4472
24-Hour Text Line: (406) 702-0229
24-Hour Support to Women in Crisis

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.

Hospital Accompaniment

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?

  • Physical
  • Sexual
  • Financial
  • Destruction of property/pets
  • Verbal/Emotional
  • 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!

Gateway Donations

You can help YWCA Gateway with donations. Please click here to see a full list of the most needed items.