Our Domestic Violence Program provides safety and support to victims of domestic violence while working to break the cycle of abuse. We primarily offer shelter, crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy and activities to support increased economic opportunities for victims. We provide all of these services and more at either our Outreach Center or our Emergency Center.
Our Outreach Center serves men, women, teens and children who are victims of domestic violence by offering group and individual counseling, parenting classes, legal advocacy, TRO preparation and court accompaniment.
This program also provides numerous community education presentations each year to schools, community organizations, religious groups, social service agencies and professional associations to raise awareness about family violence, child abuse, teen dating abuse prevention and available resources.
Since 1979, our Emergency Shelter has consistently offered food, shelter and support services to individuals and families who are victims of domestic violence and child abuse.
The program provides individual and group counseling, transportation, emergency food and clothing assistance in addition to case management, legal advocacy, CalWORKs assistance, temporary restraining order (TRO) preparation and submission, court accompaniment, parenting education and transitional services.
The legal advocacy component assists victims in meeting with an advocacy counselor and accessing the resources available for restraining orders. The advocates are bilingual to meet the needs of Spanish-speaking clients and they will accompany the victim to court.