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530-626-1131 OR 916-939-6616
The Center for Violence-Free Relationships 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 23,000 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
By donating to The Silver Lining Gift Club or volunteering your time, you will help provide a hope to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in our community. Find out more about supporting The Center!READ MORE
Ladies!!!! You are invited to join us! Get ready for this exciting poolside party hosted by The Center’s Board Vice President, Barbara Bossung in her lovely home in El Dorado Hills. Spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool with your friends and enjoying delicious lemon drop libations and savory nibbles. Breathe freely as you are [...]READ MORE