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 in 2014
Santa Maria: Jan 10 - April 4
Santa Barbara: April 4 - July 11

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 contact Courtney Gutierrez at CourtneyG@dvsolutions.org or call (805) 964-0500 ext. 105.

Class Schedule and More Information

Download the flyers for:
40hr DV Training Certification
The Alexandra Tang Volunteer Program

 
PSA Marz Miller

Marz Miller, SBHS student

Produces new PSA

Watch the video that originally premiered May 19th, 2011, at Santa Barbara High School and updated on February 15, 2012.

If Love Hurts - Writings By and About Survivors of Abuse

If Love Hurts

Writings By and About Survivors of Abuse

The authors, from all walks of life, tell about the effects of physical and emotional violence on children, on dating teens and on married women trapped by their fear and shame. The stories of healing show the way to break the intergenerational cycle of abuse by exposing the secrecy that surrounds domestic violence and promoting the understanding that leads to healing for victims and for society. All proceeds to benefit DVS. Learn more ...

friends

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

 
Call us now. We can help.

In Immediate Danger?

CALL 911

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

Free Community Support Group for victims & survivors of domestic violence. Hablamos Español e Ingles.
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1st Annual 5k Run for Love

1st Annual 5k Run/Walk for Love

November 1st, 2014
Goleta Beach, 8am

Help us meet our goal of raising $200,000!

Registration for the 5K Run/Walk for Love is limited to 250 runners/walkers.

The $35.00 per person registration fee reserves your bib number and the first 250 participants to raise the minimum of $250 will run/walk in this event (your registration fee will be applied toward this minimum). All other fundraising will serve as donations. Eligible participants raising $250 or more will receive a high quality tech t-shirt and refreshments on race day. Learn more.

Gather your friends, family and co-workers and Take A Step To End Domestic Violence.

National Runaway Safeline

National Runaway Safeline

1-800-RUNAWAY
1-800-786-2929

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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Teen Services

Teen Services

DVS educates and empower Teens to be safe and help them experience positive and supportive relationships.

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

For more information call (805) 963-4458 or send email to Marsha Marcoe at marsham@dvsolutions.org

 
 
 
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 a DVS flags for $100 per flag. Questions? Please call (805) 963-4458 or send email to Marsha Marcoe at marsham@dvsolutions.org.    More info.

Quiz

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."

 
Thanks to Donors like You

Thanks to Donors like You -- Last year DVS:

Gave emergency shelter to 311 women and children.

Answered 2,081 crisis calls.

Responded with law enforcement to 910 domestic violence 9-1-1 calls.

Educated more than 1,500 teens about healthy relationships.

The DVS Teen Services Program includes workshops, classroom presentations and peer education in local high schools, junior highs, juvenile hall, and other youth venues that educate teens about abusive and healthy relationships.

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