Domestic Violence Solutions

Domestic Violence Solutions
805-963-4458
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.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, crisis resources & hotlines, advocacy
Counseling Services:
therapists, associate (intern) therapists, peer to peer
Therapeutic Specialties:
telehealth counseling, sexual assault & dating abuse
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
therapy-counseling, education & workshops
Resource & Referral Support:
resource or wellness navigator
Overview of Programs & Services:

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

*WE PROVIDE SERVICES IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH*

Primary contact: Julia Black DeVry, 805-963-4458
Spanish-speaking contact: Susan Gonzalez, 805-284-4805

Services for undocumented Individuals provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
Address:
411 E. Canon Perdido St. #12
ZIP Code:
93101
Organization Type:
non-profit

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