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Certified Volunteer Advocate

Certified Volunteer Advocates are trained to provide prevention, education and outreach presentations about intimate partner abuse, sexual assault, and human trafficking; assist with legal advocacy and court accompaniment; and provide peer support, crisis-line support, and in-person responses for survivors in crisis.

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Gilroy & Hollister Innovators

The Innovators are teams of adult and youth community volunteers dedicated to creating safer communities in Gilroy and Hollister. The Innovators design community-led initiatives and solutions to prevent domestic and sexual violence from happening in our community.

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Holiday Giving Program

Our Holiday Giving Program provides holiday gifts and food to struggling families by matching local donors with families in need served by our agency. Our volunteer committee meets year-round to coordinate the program. Additional volunteers are needed in November and December to sort and wrap gifts, help set-up and staff gift distribution, and more.

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Special Events Volunteers

Our Special Events Committee helps plan and implement our Healing Hearts Gala, which is held annually in April. Volunteers can be involved year-round on the committee, for specific tasks, and/or as an event-night volunteer.

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At Community Solutions I met some wonderful women who helped me with my fears and helped me understand that I did not deserve to be abused by anyone.

Luz, age 50, Solutions to Violence

[Community Solutions] helped me with my problems and were there when I was having hard times. They have helped my family with a place to live and helped us pay some bills and buy some food when we needed it.

Serena, age 15, Child & Youth Behavioral Health

I cannot describe very well but all I know is that each day is getting better. Your program helps.

Jin, age 62, Adult Behavioral Health

Thanks to the program, I left the ugly house I was living in that had two small windows for the 8 of us, dirt floors, broken windows, no door, and the toilet always clogging. Now my children and I have a nice apartment where we have more space, privacy, and carpet where we can be barefoot.

Teresa, age 38, Solutions to Violence Supportive Housing Program