DVS Santa Barbara County (formerly Shelter Services for Women) operates three 24-hour shelter programs and two transitional housing programs for domestic violence survivors. DVS also offers four 24-hour hotlines, countywide teen outreach and education programs and comprehensive counseling to men, women, and children.
TEEN SERVICE PROGRAM
Teen Services Advocates from Domestic Violence Solutions are available year-round for presentations on teen relationship issues.
We provide interactive activities and videos in the High schools, Jr. High schools and any professional setting.
Activities include a variety of related topics, including jealousy, communication, power and control, sexual harassment, and of course, descriptions of all types of abuse.
Help Families in Our Community Break the Cycle of Violence! Educate local teens about healthy relationships & early warning signs of abuse. Directly impact the lives of domestic violence victims as a client advocate.
Provide child mentoring and assistance to mothers in our shelter programs.
Support agency efforts to raise community awareness with public events & campaigns.
Foster care for client’s pets while our clients are in shelter.
Bring your family or a group and do a one day project… This can be any number of activities including fixing up an apartment for move-in, playground cleanup and fixup, build a playhouse for shelter children (these projects can vary depending on the skill level and interests of the group)
OR support one of our family parties… Any holiday, you could be a ‘sponsor’ and provide food, decorations, kids games and prizes, etc.