We are dedicated to creating a community where everyone,
regardless of the struggles they are overcoming,
is housed, healthy and safe.
Lynn Southworth (Volunteer) & Carol Tantau (Coordinator), Support Services Program
Sojourn Domestic Violence Services
Since 1977, Sojourn, The People Concern’s domestic violence program, has been meeting the emergency and long-term needs of thousands of domestic violence victims each year.
Sojourn’s mission is to:
- Provide, without prejudice, shelter and support services to adult and child victims of domestic violence;
- Prevent violence through non-dominant child-rearing and the re-envisioning of gender stereotypes using a philosophy of nonviolence and individual empowerment; and
- Work toward advancing social justice, locally and globally.
Through shelter, support groups, workshops, hotline calls, children’s empowerment programming, legal services and service referrals, Sojourn brings safety, connection and hope to individuals and families. Sojourn also works to educate the broader community and advance public policy that affirms the rights of oppressed populations.
Last year, Sojourn added in-house counsel to expand the capacity of its legal services programs and better serve the complex needs of this population. The staff attorney provides much needed legal assistance, including various direct services to clients and training and consultation for staff and volunteers.
24/7 RESOURCE HOTLINE
Our trained hotline volunteers provide: crisis intervention, peer counseling, lethality assessment, safety planning, advocacy, child/elder abuse reporting, information, referrals, and safety arrangements for pets. Collect calls accepted.
What We’ve Accomplished
New clients served
Hotline calls received
Support groups provided
Spotlight on Supporters:
Sisters of Sojourn
Sisters of Sojourn was founded in 2000 to raise funds for victims of domestic violence. Each year, Sisters of Sojourn hosts an annual event benefiting Adams Family Foundation House. Adams House, operated by Sojourn staff and volunteers, offers up to 6 months of shelter paired with service-enriched programming, enabling victims and their families to regroup, rebuild and reestablish their esteem and lives following their trauma. Click here to learn about Sisters of Sojourn and the incredible work they are doing.
Three Ways You Can Make a Difference!
1. DONATE ONLINE
Your generosity brings safety and hope to adult and child survivors of domestic violence.
Make an online gift today!
2. Make an In-Kind Donation
Join our cadre of dedicated and passionate volunteers who bring kindness, support and hope to victims of domestic violence. Upon completing the required 40-hour domestic violence counselor training program mandated by California Evidence Code §1037.1, volunteers are able to get involved in our Children’s Program, Support Services, or the Hotline Program. Click here for details on how you can become a volunteer! View Sojourn’s 40-hour domestic violence training schedule.