DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCE CENTER
1735 Vassar Street
24 Hour Hotline
The Domestic Violence Resource Center has served more than 80,000 victims of domestic violence in Washoe County since the organization was founded in 1977. The Domestic Violence Resource Center provides confidential bi-lingual trained advocacy through face-to-face meetings and through the 24-hour crisis hotline, support groups, clothing assistance, Temporary Protection Order advocacy and assistance and community-wide referrals. In addition to the supports listed above, our short and long term shelter and housing programs offer additional supports such as client activities/outings, life-skills classes, child assessment and parenting classes through the Children’s Program, health and education services, transportation and food assistance, financial literacy/coaching, counseling services and access to the pet boarding facility through a partnership with Noah’s Animal House. Comprehensive services are listed below:
24-Hour Crisis Hotline 775.329.4150 —The Domestic Violence Resource Center has trained and compassionate advocates available 24/7 to confidentially answer questions or talk through your concerns. This system provides a direct line to an advocate, offering immediate assistance to anyone who calls the crisis hotline.
Support Groups – We offer weekly, facilitated support groups in English and Spanish for both male and female survivors of domestic violence. The sessions cover a variety of topics. Please call our 24-hour hotline for more information about which group will be most helpful for you.
Legal Support/Access to Temporary Protection Orders (TPOs) – If you are seeking information about or want to know how to obtain a Temporary Protection Order (TPO) or a related order, we can connect you with a Domestic Violence Resource Center advocate who will help you through the process. Anyone who believes he or she has been a victim of domestic violence may ask for a TPO.
Clothing – The Domestic Violence Resource Center is the only Washoe County non-profit organization that offers clothing and household items free of charge to victims of domestic violence and to non-victims of the community.
Motel assistance -- Motel placement is provided to clients when the emergency shelter is at full capacity or if a Domestic Violence Resource Center Advocate is not immediately available to complete an intake from and needs assessment.
Emergency Shelter – Our Emergency Shelter provides short-term housing (90 days) in a confidential location and supportive services designed to shelter individuals and families while they work toward personal and economic self-sufficiency.
Children’s Programs – This program provides shelter and transitional housing clients and their children with free, weekly supportive services such as referrals to meet the medical, emotional, educational and behavioral needs of children. In addition, these services include, parenting classes, family yoga, pet therapy, art and cooking activities, a Girl Scout troop, parent’s day out and children’s extra-curricular activities such as swimming and T-ball registration.
Transitional Housing – Our Transitional Housing Program provides up to 24 months of subsidized housing and supportive services to individuals and families who have been through a shelter program. One requirement is that residents have a consistent source of income and pay a small percentage of their income as rent. This is a goal-oriented program to support families working toward a violence-free life.