Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
To advocate for, educate and support those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.
LVCSS is a non-profit,United Wayagency serving Yakima County. We provide crisis services and education for community members on issues regarding sexual assault/abuse and domestic violence. The agency relies on community volunteers to help run its 24-hour hotline.
Volunteer advocates respond to calls on a 24-hour crisis hotline by providing emotional support, crisis intervention, referrals and information to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as their non-offending family members.
All calls are dispatched to the volunteer’s home or cell phone through the agency’s answering service to keep their personal contact information confidential. Hospital advocates respond to sexual assault or domestic violence calls from our local hospitals and law enforcement agencies.