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|General Agency Information|
|Name:||Women's Crisis Support-Defensa de Mujeres|
|Alternate Name(s):||Defensa de Mujeres|
Womens Crisis Support
|Address:||233 East Lake Avenue|
Watsonville, CA 95076
|Use California Relay: Yes|
|Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:||Monday-Thursday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm|
|Description:||Santa Cruz Office:
1685 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz(by appointment)
WCS~DdM envisions a community that is free of domestic violence and sexual assault and is committed to serving everyone in our community, with a special commitment to women, youth, children, Latinas and other under served groups.
Intervencion de Crisis
Women's Crisis Support-Defensa de Mujeres ofrece una linea de crisis que esta disponible las 24 horas. (888) 900-4232
La linea de crisis pone a los clientes inmediatamente en contacto con una persona de apoyo que le ofrecera consejeria de crisis, referencias e informacion sobre la violencia domestica y el acoso sexual. Tambien le asistira a desarrollar un plan de seguridad. Al llamar se le hara una evaluacion para ver si es apropiado el refugio de emergencia y otros servicios tal como asistencia de ordenes de restriccion y sesiones de consejeria.
ELIGIBILITY: All survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault.
|Mission:||The WCS~DdM mission is to end domestic violence and sexual assault by providing intervention and prevention services in a culturally-sensitive way.|
|Programs:||CRISIS INTERVENTION: offers immediate crisis response to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault through our 24-hour crisis line, including emergency response to law enforcement or medical facilities, and accompaniment to forensic rape examinations.
SUPPORT SERVICES: include emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault and their children, peer counseling, advocacy, information, referrals, drop-in support groups, and assistance with restraining order applications. We also provide community education presentations to schools, community groups and service providers.
CHILDREN AND YOUTH PROGRAMS: provide services that give children and youth the opportunity to unlearn attitudes and behaviors that could otherwise cause them to perpetuate the cycle of violence in their adult relationships. Includes counseling, support groups and domestic violence/sexual assault prevention education at schools.
EMERGENCY SHELTER: the Mariposa House has been providing shelter to women and children who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault since 1977. Clients needing safe shelter will be referred for shelter screening after their initial crisis intervention contact.
COMMUNITY EDUCATION: Presentations provide information about domestic violence and sexual assault, and about WCS-DDM services.
|Languages other than English:||Spanish|
|Accommodations for Disabled:||Wheelchair Access|
|Public Transportation:||Available Within One Block|
|Eligibility:||See Description Notes|
|Areas Served:||Santa Cruz County|
Domestic Violence Hotlines
Domestic Violence Shelter
Domestic Violence Support Groups
Information and Referral
Sexual Assault Counseling
Sexual Assault Hotlines
|This record last modified February 18, 2014|