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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Counseling, Domestic Violence, Family Violence Shelters, Homeless & Housing, Hot Lines & Crisis Intervention, Mental Health

Mission: The mission of the Support Network for Battered Women is to empower our diverse community to live free of domestic violence.

Results: FY07-08 Statistics 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.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1132 clients were served by the Support Network during FY 08-09

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.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for SNBW for almost 3 years. They are a superb organization that is extremely client oriented. They offer the full spectrum of Domestic Violence services. What is special about this organization is that they offer these service seamlessly to the clients. For example, when a client is transferred from the crisis line to the shelter or legal advocates, it is done so in a very sensitive manner with as little disruption to the client as possible. Often the same case manager stays with the client from the beginning to the end of the services being offered. Also, the volunteer program is extremely well run. Volunteers are given all of the training and communication necessary to perform their task. I would definitely recommend volunteering for this worthwhile organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Support Network for Battered Women does amazing work. They do their best to get out to community events ensuring that the public knows they have services available. I don't know of any other Domestic Violence organization that has a 24/7 toll free number, a shelter, sliding scale counseling, a teen program working with high schools and a La Familia program that works directly with the hispanic community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My service to the Support Network attests to my knowledge of and commitment to this outstanding agency. For over 12 years I have volunteered 50+ hours a week in a variety of departments, from fundraising to the hotline, community education and beyond. The staff and volunteers at the Support Network are passionate about our clients and the cause. Overworked and underpaid, everyone does more than his or her share to ensure that the community knows of our services and is able to utilize these services.