Prevention and Empowerment Services

Stepping Stones

YWCA McLean County's sexual assault program provides 24-hour assistance for sexual assault and sexual abuse victims and their families in McLean County. This free, confidential service also serves as the central sexual assault resource for McLean County. Services include 24-hour hotline, medical and legal advocacy, counseling, prevention education, and volunteer advocacy training.


YWCA Labyrinth Outreach Services to Women offers reintegration services to formerly incarcerated women residing in McLean County. The overall vision is to significantly reduce recidivism. Labyrinth addresses the needs of women released from the Illinois Department of Corrections and McLean County jail who are returning to the community. We help rebuild each woman’s dignity and nurture her growth as she develops the attitudes and skills required for productive, independent living.

Prevention Education

As part of YWCA Stepping Stones, we know an important piece to the elimination of sexual abuse and assault is through education, beginning at a young age. To that end, we are on a mission to provide education throughout McLean County to children starting in pre-Kindergarten through high school and college-age students, as well as civic groups and employers.