YWCA McLean County recognizes that everyone needs help at
some point in their lives. While we offer a myriad of services to the
underserved and underrepresented, we also know that not everyone wants or knows
that they need direct intervention in every abusive situation. Use our resource
section as assistance in determining if you or someone you know is in a
situation where help is required, and if so, what steps should be taken next.
Domestic violence comes in different forms and sometimes it’s
not clear that it is abuse. Resources here provide answers to the tough
questions: Am I being abused? Is he/she being abused? What do I do?
YWCA McLean County offers programs and services to victims
of sexual assault. To learn about these programs and to find more information
on sexual assault, follow the link above.
Sex trafficking or sexual exploitation are more common than one may think, and these cases often go unreported. According to the National Human Trafficking hotline, 5,551 cases of sex trafficking were reported in the US in 2016, and this number continues to grow each year.
Elder abuse can take place anywhere, from private residences
to nursing homes. Listed here are resources for the empowerment and safety of
Learn the signs of child abuse and what should be done in cases
of admission or suspicion.