As a full-service domestic abuse agency, DVC of Santa Clarita Valley provides a crisis hotline, a 30-day crisis shelter for victims and their children, outreach counseling programs, legal advocacy, children’s programs, and volunteer training. Our primary goal is to offer shelter, intervention, and prevention to victims and their children.
The crisis hotline is staffed with trained volunteers and staff. Training includes a 40-hour state mandated certification program. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and receives over 12,000 calls per year. It is often the first contact a victim has with the agency and is an important one. It may facilitate getting a victim out of a circumstance of abuse and into a safer situation. The hotline’s staff also offers resources and referrals to other agencies, medical support, and housing assistance.
The 30-day crisis shelter is comprised of three units with a total of nine beds and is able to accommodate women, and their children, at a confidential site. Counseling is an integral part of all the DVC’s programs and services, and the crisis shelter.
The 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 Program 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.
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