CAAW - Rebuilding safe and hopeful lives for victims of family violence.
We provide free services for people experiencing family violence. We connect individuals and families in Washoe County with essential resources to help them restore safety and reclaim their lives.
With access to our support groups, housing options and legal referrals, those who come to CAAW for help are able to start rebuilding their lives immediately. Whether it’s a phone call to our 24-hour hotline for advice or a need for immediate emergency help like housing, CAAW provides support in any and all capacities for families experiencing violence.
Here at CAAW, it is extremely important that those who reach out for help feel safe and comfortable at all times. We offer full anonymity and are always there for victims when needed.
CAAW has helped over 70,000 families end the cycle of domestic violence. Last year alone, CAAW provided shelter for 104 adults and 109 children in its emergency shelter and transitional housing facility. More than 10,000 bednights were provided by the organization for women seeking safe shelter for themselves and their families.
During this same year CAAW's staff processed over 3,000 motions and protection orders for women in the northern Nevada community. Through the Domestic Violence Advocate at Child Protective Services, almost 800 victims and over 1,600 children were supported.
The Committee to Aid Abused Women provides free, confidential, bilingual services in an effort to bring an end to family violence in Washoe County.
In 1977, Joni Kaiser founded CAAW which became the first domestic violence shelter in the State of Nevada. Operating from a one-bedroom apartment, it was recognized early on that the need was greater than expected so a larger home was purchased giving way to what is offered today. Today we operate both an emergency shelter and a transitional housing facility which are available to women and children seeking safe shelter and receive critical help to get back on their feet.
Also, CAAW operates a 24-hour emergency hotline and provides support groups, crisis counseling, protection orders, legal support and referrals for women and families.
CAAW's 24-hour crisis hotline is (775) 329-4150.
IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER, CALL 911.
Rebuilding safe and hopeful lives for victims of family violence.