Domestic Violence Solutions

Domestic Violence Solutions

Domestic Violence Solutions (DVS) for Santa Barbara County’s mission is to provide safety, shelter, and support for individuals and families affected by domestic violence and collaborate with community partners to raise awareness regarding the cause, prevalence, and impact.

DVS is Santa Barbara County’s only full-service provider of 24-hour emergency shelter and services for survivors of domestic violence. We welcome all survivors regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or citizenship status.

Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe

Crisis & Information Lines:
Trained staff provide counseling, information, referrals, and access to immediate shelter.

DVS provides 24-hour hotlines in:
South County: 805.964.5245
North County: 805.925.2160

Emergency Shelter:
Survivors and their children may stay in one of our two confidential emergency shelters for up to 45 days. While there, they receive emotional support, food, clothing, goal planning assistance, advocacy for medical, legal and financial resources, along with any other information and referrals they may need.

Domestic Violence Emergency Response Team (DVERT):

  • DVS advocates respond with law enforcement to domestic violence 911 calls and provide victims with support, advocacy, and access to safe, confidential shelter.

Job & Life Skills:
The Job & Life Skills Coordinator helps with the following

  • Resume writing and interviewing
  • Growing knowledge about financial safety and wellness
  • Looking for work and new careers
  • Planning financially in order to leave debt behind and planning for the future

Therapy & Counseling:

  • DVS offers individual, group, child, and family counseling for emergency shelter and non-residential clients. In addition, community support groups are also offered. Drop-in and consultation services are now available to the public, free of charge.

*Employment and housing assistance


Primary Contact: Julia Black DeVre, 805-963-4458 x1110
Spanish-speaking Contact: Veronica Cubillo, 805-702-1826

Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), crisis response & hotlines, recovery & aftercare, advocacy
Counseling Services
therapists, peer to peer
Therapeutic Specialties
telehealth counseling, support groups
Youth Treatment Specialties & Programs
sexual assault, dating abuse, domestic violence, trauma
Targeted Youth Populations
human trafficking
Parent & Caregiver Resources
Resource & Referral Support
family/health advocate or resource navigator
Waiting List
Services for undocumented Individuals provided?
Fee for Services
FREE services.
411 E. Canon Perdido St. #12, Santa Barbara, CA
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