Emergency Shelter

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Enid YWCA Emergency Shelter

The YWCA Enid Crisis Center Shelter is a facility that is a safe haven for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and their dependent children. The Crisis Center provides a safe, clean room with access to food, clothing, and personal care items.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Emergency Shelter

Do you have to be a shelter resident to receive YWCA Services?

Absolutely not. All YWCA Crisis Center services are available to the public for free. Not all survivors of abuse require shelter therefore the emergency shelter is just one of the many services we provide.

How do people become crisis center residents?

Clients comet o us in a variety of ways. A majority of our clients have called the Crisis Line and talked to a victim advocate regarding shelter. We ask them to come in for an assessment. This is a chance for the victim advocate to evaluate their situation (we do NOT require proof of abuse) and determine if the shelter is the right place for them. Our goal is to provide emergency shelter for victims in immediate need.

Can my family visit me while I stay at the crisis center?

Family and/or friends of Crisis Center clients are not allowed in the Crisis Center. In order to ensure the safety of our clients, we maintain the highest level of confidentiality. Even if you know a friend or family member is staying at the Crisis Center, we will not confirm or deny their presence.

How long can a client stay in the shelter?

Clients can stay for up to 30 days, but are free to leave at any time. Clients can also file an extension request which is reviewed by the Crisis Center Director.