Message regarding COVID-19

As of March 19, 2020
In order to do our part in protecting vulnerable populations and to slow the transmission of COVID-19, many programs of the Alliance will be limiting in-person contact during the crisis. This has not been an easy decision, but we want to ensure everyone that services will still be provided to anyone that needs them.

Mountain Crisis Services will be limiting in person services for survivors at our office. Some in-person appointments will be necessary and will be scheduled by staff. Our hotline will be operational 24/7, our domestic violence shelter is still operating, and all counseling will be done via telephone or through video-based services. Legal Advocacy will still be available and advocates will still accompany survivors to court.

The Alliance provides services to some of the most vulnerable people in our community and we will continue throughout this crisis. We are working diligently to ensure our staff are supported during this time so that we can continue to offer these vital services. We look forward to when our services can resume without restrictions and we will continue to make changes as things evolve. Feel free to reach out to any of our programs to learn how to access services or how you can be a support during this time.

Emergency Shelter

“I always felt really safe at the Crisis Shelter. I felt nothing would happen to us there. I remember how I would take my brother and sister to play in the child care room – I wanted them to feel safe too.”

Our Safe Houses provide emergency housing for men, women, and children on a 24-hour, 7 days a week basis for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault victims to prevent further partner and child abuse. The advocates assist in establishing, or re-establishing, clients and their children with housing, schooling, job training and employment. Peer counseling groups are held for both women and children. Advocacy is provided with other agencies, on behalf of domestic violence and sexual assault victims at hospitals, police agencies and outside agencies in a confidential manner.

Almost half of domestic violence victims are hesitant to leave their situation because it would mean leaving their companion pet behind.  In Mariposa County, they don’t have to.  Mountain Crisis Services has made it possible for victims and their pet to leave their abusive situation and to obtain a safe haven for all.  If you need help leaving an abusive situation call 1-888-966-2350.