WomanHaven shelters are residencies with fully furnished rooms that are equipped to provide women, children and men with assistance while working through the harmful effects of domestic violence, stalking and human trafficking. Ww have a confidential 24/7 crisis line where our specialized bilingual operators provide crisis intervention, support, and referral to callers. We aim to help survivors rebuilding their lives, be safe, self-sufficient, and independent through an array of services such as; case management, counseling, advocacy, educational classes, employment assistance, support groups, food, clothing, legal services, court accompaniment, housing assistance, wellness services, children services, and transportation services.
The Wellness Program provides services to anyone in the community suffering from anxiety, depression, irritability, aggressiveness, feeling of hopelessness, mood swings, etc. or anyone that has suffered trauma, a loss or is affected by mental illness. Services provided include, assessment, plan development, individual therapy, rehabilitation, crisis intervention and case management services.
The program is open Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm, accepts Medi-Cal and provides services to children, adolescents, and adults. Walk-ins are accepted or call (760) 337-3915 for an appointment.
Most women who seek Shelter do so because they are in battering relationships have a very few basic resources, and little or no job experience. With children to care for, they do not have many options. In 1977 the Center for Family Solutions established an Educational Services Program for our clients. The classes offered are computer skills, personal enrichment, driver education, and referrals are made to English classes. The classes are designed to lay the groundwork on which to build skills, which will lead to greater independence and improved job prospects.
It is essential that all members of the advocacy team understand their role in assisting clients by providing them with a foundation in which they are able to make informed decisions regarding their individual lives. It is essential that the philosophy of empowerment be the cornerstone of the advocacy process. Empowerment restores a victim's power and control over his/her own life as well as the opportunity to see them self as a strong survivor.
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
• Crises Intervention
• Assistance with Restraining Orders
• Legal Clinic (Dissolutions and Parentage)
• Referrals Based on Need
• Safety Planning
• Family Violence Education
• Court Accompaniment
Anger management groups are classes offered in English and Spanish for men and women who are batterers of their partners, of their children, or recognize their unhealthy reactions to anger and seek to improve their communication skills. The curriculum challenges the beliefs of those who use violence to control others, and creates a process in which dialogue provides an opportunity through lectures, classes, videos, role-plays, exercises and group discussions for men and women to think critically and reflectively about their use of violence in relationships.
The WomanHaven Thrift Outlet store provides goods to individuals that may need to start a new life free of violence and abuse. The WomanHaven Thrift Outlet Store receives donations of goods that vary from clothing, furniture, canned goods, household items, and more.