Steps to Success is a voluntary, community-based case management program that provides aftercare support to individuals/families that have been affected by domestic or dating violence. The program is designed to help and support clients with goal-setting, allowing them to become economically, emotionally, and physically healthy. The Steps to Success case managers also provide you with referrals to help you reach these goals and achieve self-sufficiency.

All Steps to Success services are free and confidential and available in our six county service area (Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, Wells & Whitley).

Services Provided:

Services provided may include, but are not limited to:

  • Personal Safety Plan
  • Domestic Violence Education
  • Effects of Domestic Violence on Victims and Children
  • Characteristics of an Abuser
  • Recognizing Healthy Relationships
  • Housing Information
  • Life Skills Training (employment, education, budgeting, parenting, etc.)
  • Developing Support Systems
  • Self-Care, Self-Esteem, and Assertiveness Skills
  • Coordination of services with other agencies
Client Criteria:

In order to enter the Steps to Success program, you must first fulfill the following application requirements:

  • Must be 18 years old, or have legal emancipation
  • Has a history of domestic or dating violence
  • Has not actively engaged in a relationship with their abusive partner for at least 6 months
  • Is seeking assistance with setting and achieving goals
Program Details:

One of the major benefits of Steps to Success, is that your case manager comes to you and creates a unique plan to meet your individual needs!


The purpose of this schedule is to help you achieve long-term self- sufficiency at the end of the two year period. Once this level of self-sufficiency has been achieved, you will partake in a graduation ceremony celebrating the accomplishment with your family and YWCA staff.
For more information on Steps to Success, please contact Candace Underwood at, or 260-424-4908 ext. 228. or fill out a Steps to Success Application Form: PDF format (print, fax, mail, or email).