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The Center is empowering individuals to live a life free from abuse and is dedicated to building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual assault and domestic violence through education, advocacy and services in western El Dorado County.
Current services include: a 24-hour crisis line; individual counseling, drop-in counseling, and group support for victims; emergency food, clothing and transportation; legal assistance and accompaniment; a safe house; hospital and court accompaniment and advocacy; information and referrals; group counseling for those who have battered their partners; community education; school prevention programs; and training for volunteers. Over 24,000 victims have been served to date.
1 SURVIVOR TESTIMONIAL
“The Center literally saved our lives. I wanted to leave my abuser, but many things were stacked against me. All of my family lives out of state and I had been totally isolated from my friends. I wasn’t working and wasn’t sure I could work and afford childcare. I was at The Center talking to a counselor and she told me that I was a candidate for the shelter. I left my abuser soon after and have never looked back. The Center provided numerous resources for childcare, counseling for me and my son, housing and legal services. The Center literally saved us, and we will be forever grateful!”
- Julie, Survivor
2 VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIAL
“My volunteer work at The Center as an Advocate Counselor is the most rewarding volunteer job I’ve ever had. The staff at The Center creates such a positive work environment while we work together as a team to meet the needs of our clients. I truly feel supported, appreciated and respected by everyone. I know I have the perfect fit for doing meaningful work in our community for many years to come.”
- Cynthia Leisz Higgins
3 COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Above are some of The Center’s Community Partners. They are dedicated supporters of The Center for Violence-free Relationships and help us build healthy relationships, families, and communities.
Here are some more of our supporters: Blue Shield of CA: Hanson & McClain; Sierra Pacific Mortgage; The Steers Family; DST Output; Raley’s;
To see more of our community partners and notable donors go to How You Can Help, Donate, Notable Donors
Give Where You Live is a national event with local impact. We are joining hundreds of communities across the country in a one-day giving challenge to raise funds for local causes. Imagine the impact we can have if we invite our whole community to give where you live! On May 6, 2014 people all over El Dorado County will […]READ MORE
Just in case you were wondering… superheroes DO exist! 6-year-old Gabriel has been visiting The Center on and off for about 4 years with his grandma, Cindy Brown. Cindy volunteers a lot at various organizations and Gabriel is always willing to lend a hand to help out. On one of their recent visits, Gabriel saw […]READ MORE