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Our Philosophy


We Support Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault/Abuse

Our Philosophy

We are here to listen.

We are here to help you explore your emotions.

We are here to safety plan, discuss steps, and identify options with you.

We are here to help you find your strength.

We are here to support you in the path you choose.

We are here to support you on your journey.


Our Objectives

Provide immediate and confidential support to survivors and secondary victims of domestic violence (DV) and sexual assault/abuse (SA).

Provide short and long-term supportive services to survivors and secondary victims of DV/SA living in or visiting San Juan County.

Provide client-directed empowerment-based services to DV/SA survivors and secondary victims that increase client safety and autonomy.

Provide confidential emergency and long-term shelter for survivors of DV and SA.

Raise awareness about DV/SA and provide education about available DV/SA services and how to access them.

Bring about change in individuals, relationships, communities, and society through strategies that address root causes of violence, shift culture, build skills, and promote healthy relationships.

Our Services

Safety Planning and Shelter: We can assist you in creating a safety plan for you and your loved ones, including providing access to safe shelter as needed.

Crisis Intervention: We are here to support and connect you with information and referrals anytime on our 24-hour crisis lines or in person during office hours.

Advocacy and Counseling Services: We will listen and help with arranging services, connect you to available resources, and provide you with a safe space to process what you are going through.

Legal Advocacy: We can assist you with filing for a protection order and preparing for court appearances. We will also provide advocacy and support for you at court appearances.

Medical Advocacy: We can be with you to provide support at the hospital or medical appointment. Our free reproductive health services include condoms and pregnancy tests.

Support Groups: Ask us about online and in-person educational and support groups, which are directed by our therapists, educators, and advocates.

Professional Mental Health Counseling: Our Master-level mental health clinicians provide counseling therapy on a case-by-case basis for those dealing with the trauma of domestic or sexual violence.

Secondary Services: We are here to offer support and advocacy for you if you are a family member or friend of a survivor of domestic violence or sexual assault.

Our Services
Our Staff

Our Staff

Our Board


Executive Director



Community Advocate

Administrative Assistant



Community Advocate


Program Manager

Legal Advocate


Community Advocate

Spanish Speaking support

Eli B.


Community Advocate


Therapy Manager



Community Advocate

Prevention Specialist

Our Board

Our Staff

Terry Whalen


Veronica (Roni) Becker

Board Member

Ron Krebs

Board Member

Patty Brightman

Vice President

Becky Bell

Board Member

Richard Low

Board Member

Taylor Davis

Board Member

Heidi Bruce

Board Member

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