Center for Safety and Empowerment

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Supporting Survivors

The YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment, formerly the YWCA Battered Women’s Task Force, provides FREE and CONFIDENTIAL services to victims of domestic and sexual violence, stalking, and human trafficking in Shawnee, Jackson, Brown, and Wabaunsee Counties in Kansas. If you are outside our service area and need help, see below for national resources. We offer safety, support and prevention.

COVID-19 Response Update:

Our services are adjusting to help minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19. In order to provide the safest environment for our clients, staff, volunteers, and guests, services are by appointment only. We are disinfecting surfaces regularly, everyone is asked to wear a mask or face shield when possible, and temperatures are taken upon entry. 

Please note: YWCA CSE advocates and services are available by appointment only. Advocates are available through our free and confidential helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week over the phone: 1-888-822-2983.

Contact Us

Toll-free 24-hour helpline: 1-888-822-2983

If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

Internet safety warning: the websites you visit are logged on your computer. If an abusive partner has access to this computer, you may want to use a safer computer. You may click “quick escape” at the top of this page at any time to leave this website. For more information and resources on technology safety for survivors, visit techsafety.org

Topeka Location

225 SW 12th Street, Topeka, KS 66612
Daytime phone: 785-354-7927

Monday – 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Tuesday – 10:30 am to 5:30 pm, by appointment only
Wednesday – 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Thursday – 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Friday – 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Please note: on Tuesdays we open at 10:30 am.

Holton Location

215 E. 5th St., Holton, KS 66436
Daytime phone: 785-362-2222

Monday – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Please note: on Tuesdays we open at 11:00 am.

Day Center

1309 Huntoon Street
Topeka, KS 66604
(between Lincoln and Lane)

Monday – 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Wednesday – 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Friday – 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Outside our service area?

If you need to talk to someone about domestic violence, sexual assault, or trafficking abuse, and are not located in Shawnee, Jackson, Brown, or Wabaunsee counties, call the following national hotlines:

National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. You can also text “LOVEIS” to 22522.

National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673

National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888

Kansas Coalition against Sexual & Domestic Violence at 1-888-363-2287