Committee to Aid Abused Women (CAAW)

General Information
Description of Agency: Provides temporary shelter, transitional housing, protection orders, and support services to victims of domestic violence who are escaping from abusive relationships. Support groups are available as well as 24-hour crisis counseling. Victims who are seeking shelter must be at the office by 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Mission: Rebuilding safe and hopeful lives for victims of family violence.
History: The Committee to Aid Abused Women (CAAW), An Organization for Families, was founded in Reno, Nevada in 1977.
Location: Washoe County
Agency Type: Non Profit
Client Information
Intended Participants: Victims of domestic violence.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Hours of Operation: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Contact Information
Contact's Name: Kelly Corrigan
Contact's Phone: 775-329-4150
Contact's Email:
Physical Site Address 1: 1735 Vassar Street
Physical Site City, State, Zip: Reno, NV 89502
Main Phone: 775-329-4150
Hotline Phone: 775-329-4150 24 hours/7 days a week.
TDD Phone: 775-329-4150
Fax: 775-785-7550
Web Address:
Contact Information
Director's Name:  Denise Yoxsimer
Director's Position: Executive Director
Additional Information
Partner Agency of United Way of No. NV/Sierra: Yes
Affiliated Agency, Programs and Services
This Agency:
Committee to Aid Abused Women (CAAW)
Affiliated Programs: Committee to Aid Abused Women (CAAW)
Community Education and Outreach Program
Domestic Violence Advocate at Child Protective Services
Emergency Shelter
Support Groups
Temporary Protection Order Office
Transitional Housing
Affiliated Services: Community Education and Outreach
Domestic Violence Support Groups
Emergency Shelter for Domestic Abuse Victims
Free weekly confidential support group for victims of intimate partner violence
Holiday Services
Temporary Protection Order (TPO) Office - Victim Services
Transitional Housing for Victims of Domestic Violence/Abuse
Victim Services/Assistance