Crisis Shelters, Community Resource Centers, and Prevention & Education
During the fiscal year 2018-2019 (Jun-Jul) South Valley Services provided 14,595 nights of shelter to 438 homeless individuals of which 53 percent were children, 3,109 hours of case management services to 705 individuals, SVS’ advocates answered 2,626 crisis hotline calls, of which 953 were high risk of homicide, 100 individuals with financial assistance in order to access safe and affordable housing, 1,381 hours of clinical services to 209 individuals, and 99 classes about Safe Dating and Healthy Relationship to 2,396 high school students.
“Education is the vaccine for violence” -James Olmos
Prevention and Education
In 2019 the SVS Prevention and Education team gave 170 domestic violence awareness presentations, gave out information at over 50 community events, facilitated 30 coalition meetings, and created a strong social media presence reaching over 33,800 people!
In 2019 our SVS Clinical Team provided 690 therapy sessions including child and adult individual sessions, family, intakes, and crisis sessions. Clinical services are offered at no cost to clients both in shelter and in the community.