A- A A+

Gem City Safe Bars

Led by YW prevention staff, Gem City Safe Bars is part of a national movement that uses innovative bystander education strategies to empower bar, restaurant, and club staff to stand up against sexual harassment and assault.

According to RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and an affiliate partner of YWCA Dayton, an American is sexually assaulted every 73 seconds. About half of those who commit sexual assault are under the influence of alcohol at the time. Given the prevalence of sexual violence, the Safe Bars program is not just important – it is necessary.

Gem City Safe Bars is led by staff who have been certified as prevention educators. YWCA Dayton’s prevention programming – including Girls LEAD! and AMEND Together – has also been certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS). Businesses receive a decal to indicate successful completion of the program and send a message to the community that their staff knows what to look for and how to respond to potential predatory behavior.

Questions? Contact us! Email safebars@ywcadayton.org.

Participating Businesses:

  • Yellow Cab Tavern
  • Branch & Bone Artisan Ales
  • D20: A Bar With Characters
  • 416 Diner
  • Fifth Street Brewpub
  • Troll Pub Dayton
Schedule a Training

Need help? It starts with a call.

If you are in immediate need of assistance, call 911.

24/7 Crisis & Domestic Violence Hotline: 937-222-SAFE (7233)