ValleyCrisis Center
519 W. 19th Street
Merced, CA95340
(209) 725-7900 / Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services for Mariposa and Merced Counties

24 hr merced hotline (4357)

A Woman's Place of MercedCounty / LAST UPDATE: / 3/3/2004
Service Classifications:
Battered Women's Shelter
Crisis Shelter
Battering Hotlines
A Woman's Place of MercedCounty
P.O. Box 822, Merced, CA95341
815 W. 18th Street
Merced, CA95340
PH: / (209)725-7900
FAX: / (209)725-7908
HOTLINE: / (209)722-4357
Parent Agency:
A Woman's Place of MercedCounty
P.O. Box 822
Merced, CA95341
PH: / 725-7900
FAX: / 725-7908
Diana Almanza (209)725-7900 Executive Director
Days/Hours of Operation:
Open Monday thru Friday
Business Office hours 8 am to 5 pm. Crisis line only - 24 hour operation.
Age Groups Served:
Youth / 0 thru 17 / Adults / 18 thru 99
Fees: / None
Language Interpretation:
Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities:
Handicap Accessible Restroom.
Ramp or Level Entrance
Special Parking
Wide Doors
Special Services:
Dom. Violence & Rape Crisis Intervention, Alternatives to Violence Program
For Youth 14-21 and Fathers
Approximate Number of Individuals Served:
3,000 per F/Y.(all ages)
Training Offered as Part of Service:
New potential volunteer training is offered twice a year to train volunteers on the dynamics of domestic violence & sexual assault (40 Hours
Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention and 40 Hours Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention).
Types of Services Provided:
Provides services to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence such as: 24-hour crisis line, emergency shelter, emergency
transportation, emergency food & clothing, advocacy services, court accompaniment, individual counseling, group counseling, legal assistance
with domestic violence restraining orders, household establishment assistance, training and community education. Also provides information
and referral to other community agencies. Provides prevention programs to jr. high and high schools in the community. A Woman's Place
also, coordinates a quarterly Law Enforcement Round Table and monthly meetings with the Domestic Violence Response Team.
How to Access Service:
Walk-in basis, call 24-hour crisis line, referrals from law enforcement agencies and medical facilities. An assessment is made to determine if
they qualify for our services. If they do not qualify they are referred to the appropriate agency.
Target Population:
A Woman's Place is committed to serving the needs of battered women and their children and of sexual violence regardless of ethnicity,
citizenship, language, religion, physical abilities, sexual orientation or HIV status.

A Woman's Place ofMercedCounty

by abardini — last modified 2008-03-28 14:26

A Woman's Place (AWP) ofMercedCounty is a Domestic Violence and RapeCrisisInterventionCenter.

They are the only Agency in MercedCounty that provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence. Additionally, they are the only Agency in Mercedand MariposaCounties that provides sexual assault services. AWP's bilingual/bicultural staff is "on call" 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, to assist with emergency domestic violence and sexual assault incidents. They provide services such as a 24-Hour Crisis Hotline, services for perpetrators of domestic violence, legal department services, violence prevention services, training and community education, household establishment assistance and emergency food and clothing.
A Woman's Place collaborates with the Merced Co. District Attorney's Office and Local Police Dept. to provide victims with comprehensive and safe domestic violence services. They provide individual/group counseling, walk in crisis counseling, safehouse emergency shelters, survival tips for battered women, advocacy services, court accompaniment and assistance with domestic violence restraining orders.Also, AWP provides support services to sexual assault survivors and their families.
Client Contact:

A Woman’s Place
Mary Jo Campodonica, Acting Executive Director
P.O Box 822
Merced, CA95341
(209) 725-7900