As a volunteer-led, staff-managed organization, the DVC of Santa Clarita Valley is governed by a board of directors that holds a minimum of six meetings per year and elects its own board chair. The board is composed of members of the community who are committed to eradicating domestic violence. The co-founders of DVC of Santa Clarita Valley are currently on the board.




VICE PRESIDENT (acting PRESIDENT): Susan Reynolds


SECRETARY: Perry Smith


Suzanne Bohamed

Chris Chegwin

Steven Chroman

Barbara Cochran

Dianne Curtis

Suzanne Duncombe

Debra Fishburn

Oriana John

Jonathan Kraut

Victoria Lamrecht

Alina Makarian

Mayumi Miyasato

Missy Skinner

Jo Ann Vindigni

Strategic Goals 2013 – 2014

    • Ensure adequate level of services for core program
    • Increase public awareness of domestic violence and of DVC’s programs and service
    • Increase board leadership and engagement.
    • Enhance the organization’s capacity.

Financial Information

More than 78% of every dollar raised by DVC goes directly to programs and services for victims of domestic violence in our community. DVC receives the majority of its funding from state and local government grants, which have been steadily decreasing over the past few years. To sustain the agency in the future, it is imperative that we increase revenue from individuals, corporations, and foundations.





Blue Shield of California Foundation recognizes the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley as a critical member of California’s domestic violence field

San Francisco, CA (August 10, 2015) – Blue Shield of California Foundation today announced a grant of $15,000 to the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley (DVC) to strengthen their capacity to provide critical services and shelter for survivors of domestic violence in Santa Clarita Valley. These core operating funds offer the flexibility to respond to changes and challenges as they arise, so that vital community organizations like the DVC can continue to reach many of the most vulnerable Californians.

“It is a privilege to partner with and support California’s network of domestic violence service providers, including the DVC” said Peter Long, Ph.D., president and CEO of Blue Shield of California Foundation. “Their role in the community is absolutely essential, and we are committed to ensuring they have the resources they need to continue serving domestic violence survivors and their families.”

The Foundation understands the importance of unrestricted core operating funds, which can help domestic violence agencies cover important organizational costs during a time when public resources remain scarce.

“Blue Shield of California Foundation is an amazing partner supporting our mission to create healthy relationships through intervention, prevention, and education to end the cycle of violence. Blue Shield of California Foundation has made a huge difference in California effecting positive change in the lives of women, children and men who have experienced intimate partner violence”. Said Linda Davies, Executive Director of the Domestic Violence Center in Santa Clarita valley.

This funding is part of a group of grants designed to empower California’s domestic service providers and help them continue to make a difference in the lives of thousands of women, children, and families across the state.

About Blue Shield of California Foundation
Blue Shield of California Foundation is one of the state’s most trusted grantmaking organizations, as well as the largest private funder of domestic violence services organizations in California. Its mission is to improve access to high-quality of health care for the underserved, and help end domestic violence. To learn more, visit

About the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley
The Domestic Violence Center transforms lives. We help women, children, and men gain the confidence and capability to demonstrate dignity and respect, now and in future generations.


S. Mark Taper Foundation Awards $50,000 Grant to Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley

 (Santa Clarita, January, 2014) The S. Mark Taper Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant in support of the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley.

When families and individuals meet the advocates at the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley, they are typically meeting them during one of the worst times in their lives.

The survivors that walk through the doors of the DVC have generally experienced emotional, sexual, and/or physical abuse. Every year, 1 in 3 female homicide victims are killed at the hands of their current or former partner. One in 4 women will experience domestic violence during their lifetime. Women are victims of more than 4 million physical assaults and rapes because of their partners, and men are victims of nearly 3 million physical assaults. With statistics like this, it is safe to say that domestic violence is a rampant, and ever increasing, issue that plagues the world around us, including Santa Clarita Valley.

The S.Mark Taper Foundation grant will help support the important services that the DVC offers to victims of intimate partner violence. “We are so grateful to have this wonderful foundation paying attention to the victims of domestic violence in our valley. The S. Mark Taper Foundation is being so generous with funds that keep our work vital in the community.”  Stated Linda Davies the Executive Director of the DVC.