BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION
LET'S END SEXUAL ASSAULT & FAMILY VIOLENCE
Community Violence Solutions provides support services to child and adult victims of sexual assault and their families.
DO YOU NEED HELP?
Our crisis hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
School Closings Due to COVID-19 Present Potential for Increased Risk of Child Exploitation
COMMUNITY VIOLENCE SOLUTIONS IS PROUD TO PRESENT
Human Trafficking Awareness Month
Yoga for the Community
Please join us on January 28 at 5:30 p.m. for Yoga for the Community, a live Zoom yoga class led by our trauma informed yoga instructor Rachel Smith. This class will be 60 minutes of gentle and restorative yoga, with meditation and breathing.
We will be doing gentle poses to ground, connect and de-stress. People can hold trauma in their bodies. With yoga, breathing, and meditation we can help manage our nervous systems and release it.
Rachel has been providing these yoga classes to CVS clients and staff to help process the trauma they experience in their lives and jobs. With all of us surviving the trauma of the pandemic itself, we wanted to open up this experience to the broader community.
When you join the virtual session, make sure to wear something comfortable. Please find a comfortable space to practice. Near a wall or furniture is preferred to use it as a prop. If you have a yoga mat and props, you can also use those. If you do not, you can use two-bed pillows and/or two bath towels on hand to support your body.
All proceeds will go towards Community Violence Solutions and the valuable work it continues to do throughout this pandemic. All participants will also be entered to win a basket of yoga supplies valued at $150.
When you buy a ticket for yourself, please consider also purchasing a ticket to donate to a survivor so we can all participate in the class together. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you on January 28.
8 Week Support Group
For Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Group meets online Mondays, 6:30-8pm
starting March 22, 2021.
Open to all who identify as female.
Call 707-515-0874 for more info.
There is no fee for joining this group.
Funded by California Office of Emergency Services.
For more information please call 707-515-0874
Online Support Group for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault
The online support group for adult/older teen (17 and up) survivors of childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault will meet on Mondays, 6:30-8pm, for 8 weeks. This is an English-speaking group and is open to all who identify as female. There is no fee for the group. This is a psychoeducation group so each week, we will focus on different topics such as safety, repercussions of the abuse, understanding trauma, addressing our anger and learning self-forgiveness and self-compassion. We will explore these topics through journaling/responding to questions, group reflection, artmaking, and psychoeducation. Each session will begin with group-building activities and end with learning a self-soothing tool. We will meet online via Zoom. If you are interested in joining this group, please call Cindy at 707-515-0874 to do an intake in order to determine whether or not the group is a good fit for you.
Become a State Certified Sexual Assault Counselor
Online (hybrid) Training STARTING on
Aug. 18, 2020
To sign up contact Veronica Ramon Boutelle, Victim Services Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rape & Sexual Assault
According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, one in five women and one in seven men will be a victim of sexual assault in their lifetime.
According to the CDC, a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds and 4 to 7 children die from child abuse every day in the US due to abuse or neglect.
Persons aged 18-24 years experience the highest rate of stalking. One in 6 women and one in 19 men in the United States have experienced stalking during their lifetime.
According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, 1 in 6 endangered runaways reported to them were likely sex trafficking victims.
Our Support Services
Rape Crisis Center
Community Violence Solutions’ Rape Crisis Center responds to nearly 2000 requests for help each year. Staff and trained volunteers are on call to provide support both by phone and in-person, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Community Violence Solutions provides prevention and outreach services throughout Contra Costa and Marin Counties to raise awareness of the issue of sexual violence and to teach risk reduction strategies.
Sexual Assault Response Team
SART, Community Violence Solutions’ Sexual Assault Response Team, provides a pool of specially trained on-call sexual assault nurse examiners to respond to the special needs of sexual assault victims.
Community Violence Solutions’ Rape Crisis Center is a collaborating partner in the county-wide Anti Trafficking project. Helping adults, children, teens exposed to the sex industry and labor exploitation.
Children's Interview Center
The Children’s Interview Center of Contra Costa, a program of Community Violence Solutions, provides a variety of specialized services to children who have been sexually abused and their non-offending family members.
Differential Response Team
CVS is a service provider for “Path II”, or Differential Response, cases in West Contra Costa County, and receives referrals from Children and Family Services (CFS) to provide intensive case management services under this program.