The YWCA Mohawk Valley is a nonsectarian membership organization dedicated to its mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Founded in 1885 and incorporated in 1904, the agency serves Herkimer and Oneida counties in the Mohawk Valley region of New York State. The YWCA serves more than 17,000 individuals each year via such life-changing programs as domestic and sexual violence crisis services, emergency and transitional housing for domestic violence victims, housing and support for runaway and homeless girls, and violence prevention education.
We are the only New York State-certified provider of sexual violence crisis services in Herkimer County, the only state-certified provider of domestic and sexual violence crisis services in Oneida County, the only provider of transitional housing for homeless victims of domestic violence in a five-county region of New York State, and the only organization that provides educational information regarding sexual abuse, dating violence, sexual harassment, and domestic and sexual violence in both Herkimer and Oneida counties.
The YWCA’s domestic and sexual violence advocacy services, which have been provided to the community since the late 1970’s, include 24-hour confidential hotlines, safety planning, supportive individual and group counseling, advocacy and accompaniment throughout law enforcement, medical and court proceedings, and information and referrals for social service needs.