Founded in 1898, the YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. It is the vision of the YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee to focus on women and girls who desire to create a better quality of life for themselves and/or their families, to achieve self-sufficiency, and to increase their financial strength. Its outcomes for this year include: 55 of 69 (80%) children (over age 5) and teens in shelter who have witnessed domestic violence will demonstrate understanding of their safety plans by role-play. Safety plans help children know what to do during a domestic violence situation. 160 of 200 (80%) women will attend 1 of 4 need-based therapy groups (domestic violence dynamics, family violence cycle, substance abuse, basic assertiveness training), which promote mental health. 110 of 200 (55%) women will, upon shelter exit, move into safe and sustainable housing.