Valley Crisis Centerhttp://www.valleycrisiscenter.org
Valley Crisis Center of Merced County seeks to prevent domestic violence, sexual abuse, and human trafficking by advocating for positive changes in the societal systems that may lead to oppression, fostering a better understanding of domestic and sexual violence through community education, and providing culturally relevant direct services that empower victims of abuse and their children. Since 2008 Valley Crisis Center of Merced County has been the community’s response to violence and abuse, serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other serious crimes, while also working to prevent violence and abuse through prevention education, intervention training and public awareness. As a member of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the local shelter is active in the oldest and most respected coalition in the country. Statewide, the Shelter’s services are recognized for innovative program excellence. As the only domestic violence emergency shelter and sexual assault agency in Merced County, the agency’s comprehensive programming serves to address many client needs under one roof. Valley Crisis Center’s programs, along with those of the many community partners we collaborate with, offer practical solutions and helpful opportunities to the families we serve. Our services are free to all victims in Merced County and surrounding communities regardless of gender, race, age, sexual orientation, income level or disability.