Corporate Affiliates Program

Corporate Affiliates Program

Become Part of the Solution

Now forming mutually beneficial alliances with local corporations and non-governmental organizations that share our commitment to ending violence.

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Domestic Violence Advocacy Certification Training

40-Hour Domestic Violence Advocacy Certification Training

Santa Barbara: November 2014

Help Yourself. Help Others. Join the Alexandra Tang Volunteer Program.

The 40-Hour DV Advocacy Certification is a series of classes that prepares participants to work directly with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence.

For more information, please call Dédalo Purificação at (805) 963-4458 x110 or send email to

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Teen Outreach Program

Teen Outreach

Educate and Empower Teens

DVS educates and empowers teens to be safe and to help them experience positive and supportive relationships.

Class presentations and school assemblies are available in Spanish for adult and teens.

For more information, please call Dédalo Purificação at (805) 963-4458 x110 or send email to

National Runaway Safeline

National Runaway Safeline


The Runaway Safeline helps runaway, homeless and at-risk youth stay safe and off the streets.

Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you are thinking of running from home, if you have a friend who has run and is looking for help, or if you are a runaway ready to go home.

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Are You In An Abusive Relationship?

Take Dr. Jill Murrary's quiz. Learn about yourself and your relationship.

Dr. Murray writes, "Sometimes, it's difficult to know whether our relationships are healthy and nurturing or not. Oftentimes, what we think of as healthy is merely “normal” for us. That doesn't necessarily mean that it feeds your spirit, however."

PSA Marz Miller

Marz Miller, SBHS student

Produces new PSA

Watch the video that originally premiered May 19th, 2011, at Santa Barbara High School and updated on February 15, 2012.


Donations provide critical support!

$50 allows 10 teens to attend a Workshop on Healthy Relationships in a Junior High or High School.    $100 buys one day of food, shelter and support for a mother and her two children.    $250 provides one woman with domestic violence counseling for 3 months.    $500 allows a Shelter Advocate to respond with police to all 9-1-1 domestic violence calls for a week.    $750 provides 3 months of outings and activities for 10 children living at the shelter.    $1,000 keeps our Hotline Service running 24-hours a day for one month.

Lifesaver - $2,500 provides food, shelter, and support for a woman and two children for one month.

Guardian Angel - $5,000 houses a family in our Second Stage Program for 18 months.

Planned Giving - Remember Domestic Violence Solutions in your will or trust with Planned Giving.

Thanks to Donors like You

Thanks to Donors like You

Last year DVS*:

Served 200 Women and 184 Children.

Provided 2,117 Crisis Calls.

Responded to 442 Domestic Violence 911 calls.

Reached 6,000 individuals in local schools and community organizations.

Assisted 121 survivors establishing independent households.

Your support is not only helping us save lives now, it's helping us prevent domestic violence in the future.

* For the 2012-2013 fiscal year.

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24-Hour Crisis Lines - Shelters

Santa Barbara 805-964-5245
Lompoc 805-736-0965
Santa Maria 805-925-2160
Santa Ynez Valley 805-686-4390
7th Annual High Esteem Tea

7th Annual High Esteem Tea

October 5th, 2014
Guest Speaker: Jackson Katz

Jackson Katz, creator of Mentors in Violence Prevention, a gender violence prevention and education program is featured in this video from the event.

(uploaded 10/8/14)

Domestic Violence Epidemic

Marsha Marcoe interviewed on keyt    (9/12/14)

Marsha Marcoe, Associate Executive Director at DVS, speaks with KEYT's Alys Martinez about the epidemic of domestic violence in SB county.

Domestic Violence Epidemic

NFL domestic violence sparks local conversation. Football season starts and domestic violence increases. DVS is prepared to handle it. Watch the video at KEYT.

Sponsor a DVS Flag on State Street

Become a DVS State Street Flag Sponsor

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Look for DVS Flags flying on State Street from the beach all through downtown Santa Barbara.

Become part of the solution by sponsoring a DVS flags for $100 per flag. Questions? Please call (805) 963-4458 or send email to Marsha Marcoe at    More info.