Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. Each year, the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center volunteers assist over 3,000 people on the 24-hour crisis hotline. All crisis line counselors complete an intensive 65-hour training program prior to working on the hotline. To find out more about volunteering with SADVC.

Leadership for the Center is provided by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. The Board is made up of local community members and business leaders who give their time and talent to support and lend direction to the Center. Each member also contributes financially to the Center.

Funding for Center programs and services comes from a combination of government, foundation, corporate, and individual support.

The ongoing support of our funders and the efforts of individual volunteers have made it possible for the Center to assist victims of physical and sexual abuse and their families for nearly twenty years.



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To eliminate sexual assault and domestic violence through sensitive prevention, intervention, and treatment

Our History: In 1977, a group of concerned community members created the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center. The Center began to provide crisis intervention services to battered women and sexual assault victims in Yolo County and a 24-hour crisis hotline, individual counseling, and support groups. The need for services continued to grow and, in 1980, Harper House, our county’s only shelter for battered women and children, was opened. In 1982, a child abuse prevention component was added, and in 1987 the Latina Outreach Program was launched. In January of 1994, the Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Program was added. It is a long-term treatment program for children who are victims of sexual abuse and for their families.