The SCV Domestic Violence Center is now operating out of the Child & Family Center’s main office, following the two non-profit organizations’ merger early this year.
“We are pleased to welcome our Domestic Violence Program to their new home here at Child & Family Center’s main site on Centre Pointe Parkway in Santa Clarita,” read a news alert from the CFC, which follows:
“The SCV Domestic Violence Center had been operating out of the Savia Building in Newhall for several years, including this past year since merging with Child & Family Center in January 2018. The relocation benefits both the staff and the clients served.
“The two organizations decided to join together as one entity to better serve our communities, with Child & Family Center providing a strong infrastructure and a staff of professional clinicians, and The Domestic Violence Center a comprehensive domestic violence program in place with the expertise in providing emergency shelter, advocacy, legal support and education.
“The merger has proven to be very successful because the combined organization allows for a greater continuum of care and services.
“On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.
“One in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence.
Often, domestic violence is just one of the many factors trapping a survivor in an abusive cycle. We provide our clients with the support needed to overcome the barriers that keep them in their abusive relationship.
“Here is the story of Jane, and how the D.V. Team worked together with our therapists at the Center:
“Jane called the D.V. hotline in distress. Our advocates arranged for a safety transfer to our shelter. There she opened up that she had been in and out of her abusive relationship for the past few years. Though she had left her partner a handful of times before, she always went back. She shared that she was addicted to meth and that her partner was her supplier. She returned to him every time because her need for the drugs outweighed her need for safety for herself and her son.
“Jane needed help to see how her addiction was trapping her in her cycle of abuse, and that her addiction was more important to her than her safety. If she could recognize that truth, she would be able to find the strength to leave her partner for good.
“With the help of her therapist, Jane began to see how her addiction had chained her and her son to an abusive relationship. She began to heal and take control of her life. She left her partner, returned to school, and graduated college. Today she is living happily with her son.
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