Remember Our Names

Women's Center-Youth & Family Services (WCYFS) displays more than eighty life-sized, red silhouettes – silhouettes that, as part of the Silent Witness National Initiative, represent victims from San Joaquin County who have been killed as a result of domestic violence. The Silent Witness National Initiative was introduced to our county in 2000, and today, it includes dozens of victims ranging in ages from 2 to 60.

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What does Domestic Violence mean?

What does Domestic Violence mean: violent or aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of spouse or partner. This is the definition from Oxford Languages. But what does it mean to someone in the midst of the storm?

To a child, that could mean the way a mommy and daddy love each other; to a neighbor, it could just be the way they fight. To family, it is always how those two act.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) is held throughout the month of October as a way to bring awareness and help end domestic violence. We ask YOU, our community, to unite in our work to end domestic violence because we cannot do it alone. It is time to show solidarity, support and share the stories affecting our community not just those being victimized.

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Transportation: A Vital Role In Safety

Violence. Fear. Panic… the dangerous realities women, men and children face when fleeing abusive relationships. In many cases, the only time to flee is when the abuser is not home – opportunities that often arise late at night or early in the morning when there is no public transportation. In cases such as these, Women’s Center-Youth and Family Services provides fleeing victims with transportation to the refuge and safety of a shelter.

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Women's Center-YFS dedicates Serenity House

Serenity House Dedication

TRACY – On Tuesday, September 9, Women’s Center - Youth & Family Services, and Sutter Tracy Community Hospital will host a dedication for Serenity House, Women’s Center-YFS’ new shelter for battered women and their children residing in South San Joaquin County. The dedication will be held from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Women’s Center-YFS invites the agency’s friends and supporters to join staff, board members and dignitaries as it celebrates this exciting new milestone.

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Some problems are too big to face alone

In the spring of 2014, Women's Center-Youth & Family Services, in collaboration with Judith Buethe Communications launched the media campaign, "Some Problems are too big to Face Alone." The billboard and RTD bus ads are currently being featured throughout San Joaquin County. The campaign started April 14, 2014 and will run through July 20, 2014 and feature compelling images in association with our 24-hour helpline numbers. This campaign is designated to let the community know of our services for homeless youth and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Preview some of the billboards below:


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