24-HOUR SEXUAL ASSAULT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELP LINE:
530-626-1131 OR 916-939-6616
The Center is sexual assault domestic violence agency, 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 sexual assault, domestic violence counseling, drop-in sa/dv counseling, and group support for victims; emergency food, clothing and transportation; legal assistance and accompaniment. Over 24,000 victims have been served to date. See WHAT WE DO above for more info.
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
Many of The Center’s programs are free or low cost so that we can reach as many people as possible within our community. To offer services such as shelters, hotlines, counseling, community education, and batterers’ intervention takes community support. The Center depends on the generosity of our individual and organizational support to help us fulfill […]READ MORE
As the holidays approach, many of us feel a wonderful sense of joy as we look forward to holiday festivities – decorating, baking, shopping, and celebrating with family and friends. Here at The Center we are reminded that – for many of our clients, this time of year brings too little joy and too much […]READ MORE