YWCA of the Tonawandas

The YWCA of the Tonawandas provides free domestic violence counseling for women and children. Counselors guide domestic violence victims through issues on achieving safety, independence and increased confidence. Referrals are made to local resources that include housing, food, clothing, and legal assistance, educational and career opportunities and even sponsors for scholarships. A support group for children and one for women help each explore a variety of issues. Adults may have legal questions about custody or child support or supervised visitation or on financial challenges; while children explore their fears and anxiety related to the violence and abuse they have witnessed or endured along with the uncertainty in their fractured family.Our transitional home provides a place for two homeless domestic violence families to temporarily live while they put their lives back together and allows the parent to get additional education or job training to support her children.

Court mandated programs are part of the services provided in response to family violence. Offender Accountability is a 26 week New York State mandated program that addresses their violent behavior. Supervised Visitation and Therapeutic visitation are court ordered for families dealing with custody decisions.

Parenting classes, summer day camp and recreational programs like Tai Chi and a Victorian Tea. Workshops on a variety of topics from financial planning to creative writing along with a widows group are offered.

School Age Child Care is offered in two Tonawanda schools giving children active break from the school day and then offering homework assistance. A Pre-school program offers a fun packed learning experience designed to fully prepare the preschooler for school.

Other services provided include Food Pantry and Clothing Closet for Domestic Violence Victims.

Contact:
Jill Townson
716-692-5580 voice
716-694-4550 fax
49 Tremont Street, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
 Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00am-8:30pm
Friday 9:00am-Noon
Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm
 email: [email protected]
Website: www.ywca.org/tonawandas
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