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Women’s Crisis Centre Charity Profile
Established in 1976 as the Rape Crisis Center of Northern Kentucky, Women's Crisis Center (WCC) was formed to provide a 24-hour crisis hotline, crisis intervention, advocacy, community education, counseling and support services for rape survivors. In 1979, the name was changed to reflect additional services being provided to battered women and their children. In WCC's early days, women and children were sheltered in private homes within the community.
The first residential shelter for battered women opened in Northern Kentucky in 1981. In 2000, the Northern Kentucky shelter moved into a new facility that accommodates up to 30 women and children. In 1987, a walk-in office opened in Maysville, KY along with a shelter in the same location with the capacity to house 6 women and children. A new state-of-the art shelter opened in 2005 in Maysville, KY. This beautiful residential shelter can accommodate up to 26 women and children.
WCC has grown from a grass roots organization into an agency with over 80 professionally skilled employees and over 150 well-trained volunteers. The community served has grown to include 13 counties in Northern Kentucky and Buffalo Trace Area Development Districts (Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen, and Pendleton, Bracken, Fleming, Lewis, Mason, and Robertson County). In addition to operating the only 2 state certified residential domestic violence shelters within the 13 counties aforementioned, WCC also has 6 walk-in offices located in Carrollton, Covington, Hebron, Maysville, Vanceburg and Williamstown.
WCC is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit social service agency committed to lead our community in the social change needed to end domestic violence, rape, sexual abuse and human trafficking. Services are provided confidentially and at no cost to our clients.WCC continues to be a leader in innovative programs that are modeled and recognized on both statewide and national levels.
Women’s Crisis Centre Volunteer Information
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us.
Women's Crisis Center (WCC) volunteers provide crucial services to our clients, staff and programs on a daily basis. Our success rests with the support of our dedicated volunteers.Our volunteer program offers domestic violence training and many volunteer opportunities, including direct service, advocacy, public education, special events and fundraising. We also offer short- and long-term commitments to match your interests, schedule and skills.All volunteers providing direct services to clients, including counseling on our 24-hour support line or assistance at our shelter must complete our 40-hour training and must be 20 years of age or older. The training is required by the state so that we can maintain our clients' confidentiality. Our volunteers learn and apply valuable skills, including working directly with victims in emergency rooms and hospital settings