Domestic Violence Solutions (DVS) for Santa Barbara County works to end the intergenerational cycle of domestic violence by providing prevention and intervention services and by challenging society's attitudes, beliefs and behaviors to effect social change.
Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County (DVS) provides support services to victims of domestic violence. Currently, we have three shelters and a Second Stage shelter. In addition, we provide 24-hour support through our crisis line, client advocacy, teen outreach and education, and 40-hour domestic violence training.
Students have many opportunities to volunteer at DVS. Our major annual events include Santa Barbara's Annual Candlelight Vigil during the month of October and "One Billion Rising" which takes place in February, the nationally recognized month for Dating Abuse Prevention. Our goals is increase awareness of domestic violence and educate people about the "red flags" that can lead to intimate partner violence. There are many opportunities to volunteer!
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