TRACY – On Thursday, July 18, 2013, Women’s Center - Youth & Family Services, the Tracy Police Department and the Tracy Chamber of Commerce will host an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony at the Women’s Center-YFS’ new Tracy office in the Tracy Police Department Annex.
Local dignitaries and friends of Women’s Center-YFS will gather to celebrate this partnership. Women’s Center-YFS’ Tracy office has moved from its previous location at Healthy Connections Family Resource Center on 35 E. 10th Street to a shared space at Tracy Police Department Annex at 400 E. 10th Street.
“We are grateful to the Tracy Police Department for their collaboration with us and believe this new partnership will help us better serve the community and provide greater support to homeless runaway youth and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the Tracy area,” Women’s Center-YFS’ CEO Joelle Gomez said.
Gomez says the move is not only cost-effective, but also creates a closer partnership with local law enforcement and will enable the agency to reach even more survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
“We are very excited about the move. We believe this will strengthen our partnership with the Tracy Police Department and help us to better serve the community. Having our office in the annex will allow our staff to work more closely with law enforcement to serve homeless youth and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the Tracy area,” Gomez said.
The open house and ribbon cutting will be held Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. The program will begin at 5:30pm and the Tracy Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting will take place at 6:00 pm. Women’s Center-YFS invites the agency’s friends and supporters to join staff, board members and dignitaries as it celebrates this partnership with the Tracy Police Department.
Women’s Center-YFS has operated an office in Tracy since 1998, offering a wide range of free, confidential services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Since the agency merged with Family & Youth Services (FAYS) in 2012, the agency has expanded its programs to include services for homeless and runaway youth. Last year the Tracy office served more than 900 victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Services provided through the Tracy Satellite Office include: individual counseling, support groups, court accompaniment and advocacy services, assistance with temporary restraining orders, safety planning, information and referrals, and parenting classes. Women’s Center-YFS also conducts the outreach and education to raise awareness in the community and connect those in need with services.
For more information about Women’s Center-YFS services in the Tracy area, please call (209) 833-0300. The Tracy Satellite Office is open Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm and outside of business hours, clients can receive support through the agency’s 24-hour crisis lines.
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