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Causes: Counseling, Domestic Violence, Family Violence Shelters, Homeless & Housing, Housing & Shelter, Mental Health, Sexual Assault Services

Mission: Women Center–YFS’s primary mission is to build a stronger community by fostering the strengths in individuals and by acting as a catalyst to end violence and youth homelessness.

Target demographics: end domestic violence, sexual assault and youth homelessness.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 21,000

Geographic areas served: San Joaquin County

Programs: Youth services: the youth services department provides comprehensive services to at-risk youth and young adults ages 12-24. Services include a 24-hour crisis line, two emergency shelters for homeless and runaway youth; a youth outreach component, as well as drop-in center. The drop-in center provides hot meals and snacks, shower and laundry facilities, case management, therapy, recreational activities and emotional support. The youth outreach program provides mentoring, field trips, classes, education support, and employment skill building sessions. The clinic offers individual, family, and child therapy; providing assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.

domestic violence: the domestic violence program provides comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence. Services include a 24-hour crisis line as well as personal accompaniment to victims of domestic violence. Temporary restraining order assistance is offered as well as legal and justice system information or information and referrals to other appropriate agencies. Peer couseling in english, spanish, and southeast asian dialects is available either one on or in a support group setting. Presentations about agency services and domestic violence prevention and education are provided to children, teens , teachers, civic groups, churches and classrooms in an age appropriate method.

sexual assault: the sexual assault program offers comprehensive supportive services to victims/survivors of sexual assault and their significant others, helping them to explore and heal from the impact of sexual violence in their lives.

north county (lodi satellite office): north county services provides support services to victims and families of domestic violence and sexual assault in lodi and north county and provides community education on issues regarding domestic violence and sexual assault to the community. South county (tracy satellite office): south county services provides support services to victims and families of domestic violence and sexual assault in tracy and south county and provides community education on issues regarding domestic violence and sexual assault to the community. Dawn house, stockton shelter: dawn house provides temporary emergency shelter for battered woman and their children. Victims may stay in dawn house for up to 60 days while participating in supportive programming including life skills training, support groups, and individual couseling, "just for kids" children's program, "just for moms" parenting program, referral services, and employment readiness. Focus program: the focus program provides post-reunification services by supporting san joaquin county families with children who have returned home following foster care placement. Human trafficking program: the human trafficking program is a comprehensive marketing and outreach effort to educate the public on human trafficking and the commercially sexually exploited children (csec) population. Included in this program are presentations, trainings, media campaigns, and the development of outreach material and collateral.

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