YWCA of Metropolitan Detroit

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The YWCA of Metropolitan Detroit has been working to empower women and eliminate discrimination in Detroit for 123 years. The organization opened the doors to its YWCA Interim House in 1979 and currently is the only domestic violence shelter in Detroit. The 67-bed facility offers services such as a 24-hour crisis help line, counseling, case management, and food and clothing for residents. To further protect women and bring light to crimes against them, the YWCA has an agreement with the Detroit Police Department for there to be a YWCA victim advocate in each precinct to aid in personal protection orders and the handling of court issues. Focusing on children as well, the YWCA has a variety of youth programs set up to assist in caring for kids before and after school as well as in the summer. The organization has been providing childcare to the Downriver area (Southgate, Wyandotte, Huron Township, and Grosse Ile) and surrounding communities for more than 20 years with programs such as homework assistance, field trips, crafts, and physical activities. These programs aim to provide kids with fun experiences to boost confidence and form friendships while giving parents an affordable and safe option for childcare.

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