The Sexual Assault & Domestic
Violence Center of Yolo County
Woodland (916) 662-1133
Davis (916) 662-1133
W. Sacramento (916) 371-1907
927A Main Street Woodland, CA 95695
(916) 661 -6336
Serving Yolo County since 1977
To eliminate sexual assault and domestic violence through sensitive
prevention, intervention, and treatment.
In 1977, a group of concerned community members created the Sexual Assault
and Domestic Violence Center. The Center began to provide crisis intervention services to
battered women and sexual assault victims in Yolo County with a 24-hour crisis hotline,
individual counseling, and support groups. The need for services continued to grow and, in
1980, Harper House, our county's only shelter for battered women and children, was opened.
In 1982, a child abuse prevention component was added, and in 1987 the Latina Outreach
Program was launched. In January of 1994, the Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Program was
added. It is a long-term treatment program for children who are victims of sexual abuse
and for their families.
The Center now has service sites in Davis, West Sacramento, and Woodland.
The administrative offices and primary counseling services are located in Woodland.
Our Support and Funding...
Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. Each year, the Sexual Assault &
Domestic Violence Center volunteers assist over 3,000 people on the 24-hour crisis
hotline. All Crisis line counselors complete an intensive 55-hour training program prior
to working on the hotline.
Leadership for the Center is pro" vided by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. The
Board is made up of local community members and business leaders who give their time and
talent to support and lend direction to the Center. Each member also contributes
financially to the Center.
Funding for Center programs and services comes from a combination of government,
foundation, corporate, and individual support.
The ongoing support of our funders and the efforts of individual volunteers have made it
possible for the Center to assist victims of physical and sexual abuse and their families
for nearly twenty years.
The Center is a member of the Woodland United Way and an affiliate member of the
Sacramento Area United Way.
How You Can Help...
Your support of the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center will help to ensure the
availability of services for years to come.
Your gift is an investment in the future. Working together, we can strengthen our
community by helping individuals and families rebuild their lives free of violence.
An annual pledge of support to the Center is a commitment to peace at home and in our
To learn more about how you can help through a tax-deductible donation, call the Center
at: (916) 661-6336.
Peace Begins At Home
Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Center Services
|24Hour Crisis Line: Emotional support and information and referral for
victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Staffed by trained volunteers
Harper House Shelter: Emergency shelter and six to eight week
comprehensive program for battered women and their children. Also provided are food,
clothing, counseling, and transportation to services.
Latina Outreach Program: Bilingual crisis counseling and prevention education programs for
the Latino community.
Counseling and Support Groups: Peer counseling, support groups, and
short-term individual counseling. Ongoing support groups are offered for battered women,
adults molested as children, and adult sexual assault survivors. Alternatives To Violence
Program provides 32 weeks of anger management classes for batterers.
Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Program: Long-term treatment program for
children who have been sexually abused and for their families.
Community Education and Outreach Program: Presentations on domestic
violence, sexual assault, and child abuse prevention are offered to schools, businesses,
organizations, and community groups.
C.A.R.E. (Concerned Advocates Responding to Emergencies): Hospital and court accompaniment
and advocacy for victims of sexual assault.
Temporary Restraining Orders: Assistance in obtaining restraining orders
in cases of physical and sexual abuse by a partner or spouse.