Corporate Affiliates Program

Corporate Affiliates Program

Become Part of the Solution

Now forming mutually beneficial alliances with local corporations and non-governmental organizations that share our commitment to ending violence.

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Domestic Violence Advocacy Certification Training

40-Hour Domestic Violence Advocacy Certification Training

New classes!
Santa Barbara: December 2015
Santa Maria: March 2016

Help Yourself. Help Others. Join the Alexandra Tang Volunteer Program.

The 40-Hour DV Advocacy Certification is a series of classes that prepares participants to work directly with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence.

For more information, please call Eloisa Patterson at (661) 477-7145 or send email to

Class Schedule and More Information

Teen Outreach Program

Teen Outreach

Educate and Empower Teens

DVS educates and empowers teens to be safe and to help them experience positive and supportive relationships.

Class presentations and school assemblies are available in Spanish for adult and teens.

For more information, please call Eloisa Patterson at (661) 477-7145 or send email to

National Runaway Safeline

National Runaway Safeline


The Runaway Safeline helps runaway, homeless and at-risk youth stay safe and off the streets.

Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you are thinking of running from home, if you have a friend who has run and is looking for help, or if you are a runaway ready to go home.

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Donations provide critical support!

$50 allows 10 teens to attend a Workshop on Healthy Relationships in a Junior High or High School.    $100 buys one day of food, shelter and support for a mother and her two children.    $250 provides one woman with domestic violence counseling for 3 months.    $500 allows a Shelter Advocate to respond with police to all 9-1-1 domestic violence calls for a week.    $750 provides 3 months of outings and activities for 10 children living at the shelter.    $1,000 keeps our Hotline Service running 24-hours a day for one month.

Lifesaver - $2,500 provides food, shelter, and support for a woman and two children for one month.

Guardian Angel - $5,000 houses a family in our Second Stage Program for 18 months.

Planned Giving - Remember Domestic Violence Solutions in your will or trust with Planned Giving.

Thanks to Donors like You

Thanks to Donors like You

Last year DVS*:

Provided 10,676 nights of emergency shelter for women and children.

Answered 4,080 crisis calls.

Helped 887 victims get legal assistance.

Responded to 459 calls from local police.

And much more.

Your donation is not only helping us save lives now, it's helping us prevent domestic violence in the future. Thank you.

* For the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

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24-Hour Crisis Lines - Shelters

Santa Barbara 805-964-5245
Lompoc 805-736-0965
Santa Maria 805-925-2160
Santa Ynez Valley 805-686-4390
Candlelight Vigils 2015

Candlelight Vigil

Monday, 10/19 - Santa Maria

Please join us for an evening to honor the lives of victims and survivors of domestic violence.

Monday, October 19th, 2015
6pm Memorial Walk at City Hall and 6:30pm Vigil at Ethel Pope Auditorium, Santa Maria High School

For more information call (805) 963-4458

8th Annual High Esteem Luncheon

Coach Beiste of Glee, Guest Speaker

High Esteem Luncheon
October 4, 2015

Thank you to everyone who attended, volunteered, and sponsored this year's event. It was a great success and raised essential funds for our hotlines, shelters, and programs. Thank you!

Dot Marie Jones' keynote speech served as a kickoff for October's Domestic Violence Awareness month. "I am impressed by what DVS is doing in Santa Barbara County to end the cycle of domestic violence by providing awareness, and prevention and intervention services," said Jones.     Read more


Video Public Service Announcements

about Domestic Violence
from DVS & Friends

Education is critical. These video messages help spread understanding of what domestic violence is and the impact it has on the lives of people in our community.    Learn more.

Sponsor a DVS Flag on State Street

Become a DVS State Street Flag Sponsor

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Look for DVS Flags flying on State Street from the beach all through downtown Santa Barbara.

Become part of the solution by sponsoring DVS flags for $100 per flag. Questions? Please call (805) 963-4458 or send email to Hannah Hultgren at


Are You In An Abusive Relationship?

Take Dr. Jill Murrary's quiz. Learn about yourself and your relationship.

Dr. Murray writes, "Sometimes, it's difficult to know whether our relationships are healthy and nurturing or not. Oftentimes, what we think of as healthy is merely “normal” for us. That doesn't necessarily mean that it feeds your spirit, however."