Sexual Violence Services

Sexual violence knows no boundaries.  

It does not discriminate based on gender, race, age, socio-economic status, or sexual orientation.  Sexual violence can occur between strangers or more commonly between people who know each other.  

YWCA Northeast Indiana is here to help with your emotional recovery.

What is Sexual Violence?

Sexual violence is an umbrella term that encompasses all different types of sexual abuse. It refers to any action that pressures or coerces someone to do something sexually they don’t want to do. It can also refer to behavior that impacts a person’s ability to control their sexual activity or the circumstances in which sexual activity occurs, including oral sex, rape, or restricting access to birth control and condoms.

Learn more about different types below:

If you see yourself in any of these statements, you may benefit from our sexual violence services.

YWCA Northeast Indiana is here to help you gain freedom from abuse. Our services are free. Our services are confidential.  Please reach out today. Call our crisis line 800.441.4073 or email for more information.

YWCA Northeast Indiana provides help and support to those who have been impacted by different forms of sexual violence. YWCA Northeast Indiana aids survivors to heal from the trauma of sexual violence through crisis intervention, counseling, and support group services. All of our services are free to anyone (youth, men, women, transgender, or non-binary individuals) affected by sexual violence, including:

  • Incest survivors
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse and molestation
  • Rape survivors
  • Those currently experiencing sexual abuse, assault, or rape
  • Those experiencing sexual harassment


Advocacy and Community-Based Services:

  • Free and confidential support
  • Connection to resources in the community
  • Assistance in healing from past and current trauma
  • Education on relationships, self-esteem, and other related topics
  • Assistance in navigating the legal system (if desired)
  • Support groups
  • Mental health therapy services
  • Safety planning
  • Personalized advocacy
  • Sexual violence education
  • Support
  • Help identifying options and resources
  • Services for children
  • Housing Information
  • Life Skills Training (employment, education, budgeting, parenting, etc.)
  • Developing Support Systems
  • Self-Care, Self-Esteem, and Assertiveness Skills

Services can be provided in the county the client lives in and are free and confidential. Call 800.441.4073 or email for more information. All services are individualized and can always be adjusted to best fit your needs.

Therapy Services

YWCA Northeast Indiana provides help and support for survivors of sexual violence and domestic violence through crisis intervention, counseling, and support group services. All services are FREE to anyone affected by that violence, including men, women, adolescents, children, and entire families.

*Support groups are offered based on client need and staff availability.

For more information about these services, contact us via email at

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Bonnie’s House

Our crisis shelter is available for individuals or families who need a safe place to stay because they are experiencing a crisis with sexual violence. Call 800.441.4073 if you are in need of shelter.

The Therapy Services program is partially supported by a grants from:

This project is supported by subgrant No. 00008 and subgrant No. 00007 awarded by the state administering office for the STOP Formula Grant Program and SASP Formula Grant Program. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this webpage are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the state or the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

If you are in crisis or need immediate help, please call our Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Line at 800.441.4073.

We are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.