We are a society in desperate need of healing. Only by working together to create a culture of respect can we find peace and strength. Voices Against Violence for Women and Children was birthed to empower women and children who are victims of domestic abuse. Our demographical service arena includes eight Southern California counties with special emphasis on Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties and the City of West Covina and Covina mainly due to an established relationship with West Covina Police Department.
We currently offer comprehensive and cohesive counseling, restraining order preparation assistance (at no cost), empowerment workshops, financial management workshops, self-defense classes, resume writing and job readiness skills workshops, temporary shelter assistance (which provides the victims with temporary shelter for up to 15 days in a hotel), scholarship programs (5 scholarships in the sum of $500.00 available to students who are transitioning from 11th to 12th grade, who have suffered from family violence), a holiday toy drive, our Adopt-a-Family Program and Survivor’s Retreat.
OVERVIEW OF SERVICES
Rebuilding lives is an important and often difficult task.
It takes dedicated and experienced staff, outstanding support programs, and time. Without intervention and education programs, victims of domestic violence find it extremely difficult to break the cycle of coercion and abuse that have become the norm in their lives.
Through the comprehensive domestic violence programs and services at Voices Against Violence, victims of domestic violence receive the time and the tools necessary to live healthy, independent, and violence-free lives.
By reducing risk factors and providing the necessary information, education, life skills and support, Voices Against Violence is able to break the cycle of domestic violence and empower victims to move beyond the abuse and live fulfilling lives.
Free assistance with domestic violence restraining orders, court support, and a free monthly legal clinic. (626) 689-0274.
Counseling & Resource Center
Comprehensive and cohesive counseling, education, domestic violence information, and resources. (626) 689-0274.
Community education, prevention education, healthy dating habits for teens, and community engagement.
Held 2nd Saturday of the month Starting, February, 2015
Moving Beyond Shame
Learn how to overcome obstacles such as abuse and the shame that derives from abuse. When people get paralyzed with shame and withdraw from others. Not only can this create mental health problems for people, but they also no longer contribute fully to society.
Power and control: Weapons of an Abuser
Learn about the methods an abuser uses to wield power over his victim. Not all abusers use physical violence (at first), but when their manipulative tactics are no longer effective, many abusers resort to physical violence to instill fear and regain control.
Developing a Safety Plan
Learn how to develop a safety plan for yourself and your children. Our workshops will teach you, step by step, how to plan before you are attacked, so you will be prepared to flee at a moment’s notice.
Pain into Power
Learn how to turn your pain into power by taking your life back. You are not alone; you are not hopeless, and you are not afraid