Victims of violence need support

Sue Yang, Women's Center

Do you know someone in immediate danger due to domestic violence? Are you a victim of domestic violence and afraid for your safety? The South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center provides emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence. This program is not just a roof over one’s head – it is a comprehensive program consisting of peer counseling and support, health screening and case management. We also provide assistance with budgeting and meal planning, transportation, employment, childcare and help with establishing a home of one’s own when the time is right. We also work with our clients to help with short and long-term goal planning including education and debt counseling necessary due to the domestic violence. These services are provided with individual case management, maintaining confidentiality and safety at all times.

Victims of domestic violence experience many stages of healing even after leaving an abusive situation. The Women’s Center assists our clients in building self-esteem and increasing self-sufficiency. Our hope is that all our clients will leave the residential housing program self-sufficient with a wonderful support group consisting of Women’s Center staff and peers that they get to know during their participation in our programs.

In addition to all of the services listed above, we also provide a domestic violence support group, which meets weekly as well as a children’s playgroup that meets in conjunction with the adult domestic violence support group.

If you or someone you know can benefit from these services, contact the Women’s Center and ask to speak with the shelter coordinator.

The South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center has 24-hour services available in English and Spanish for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. If you or someone you know needs confidential help or information call our 24-hour crisis line at (530) 544-4444 or visit our Web site at

The South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center is located at 2941 Lake Tahoe Blvd. The building is financed with a low-cost loan through the Rural Community Assistance Corporation.

Sue Yang is the shelter coordinator at the South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center.

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