SUPPORT NETWORK FOR BATTERED WOMEN Overview
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Direct beneficiaries per year: 1132 clients were served by the Support Network during FY 08-09
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: To receive additional information on volunteer opportunities please email Volunteer@supportnetwork.org or visit www.VolunteerMatch.org or call: 408-541--6100 x 117.
Geographic areas served: Santa Clara County
Programs: Support Network's services include a confidential, emergency shelter housing 18-24 women and children in crisis, the county's only toll-free, 24-hour, bilingual (English/Spanish) hotline, individual and group therapy, counseling, legal services including court accompaniment, children and teen programs, community outreach and preventative education. La Familia is a growing, innovative, culturally competent program targeted to the Latino community through which we work to keep families united while ending domestic violence. All direct service staff are culturally competent and 83% bilingual (English/Spanish).
For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006, we answered over 5,400 crisis calls, sheltered 245 women and children and assisted 795 clients with 9,400 counseling and 2,965 advocacy and referral services.
In FY 07-08, Support Network staff and volunteers answered 6,208 crisis calls and sheltered 247 women and children. Our agency assisted 1,132 clients and 16,235 counseling and case management sessions, and provided 7,683 advocacy, information, and referral services.