24 HOUR CRISIS HOTLINE
24 Hour Crisis Line – 1-877-727-3225
Trained peer crisis counselors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to provide support and guidance for men, women, children and teenagers who are in need.
BARBARA SAVILLE WOMEN’S SHELTER BUSINESS OFFICE
The Barbara Saville Women’s Shelter provides a safe and secure living environment for women and children seeking refuge from domestic violence and/or, who are homeless due to unforeseen circumstances and situations. They house victims of various types of abuse. Due to the nature of the facility, intakes are conducted at the Barbara Saville Business Office which is located at 1208 N. Douty Street; the location of the Barbara Saville Women’s Shelter is kept confidential.
KCAO’s trained Legal Advocate, Intake Specialist assist clients with obtaining protective orders, accompany clients to court, police interviews or other legal settings, and provide referrals and references as necessary per each individual client’s case.
LEGAL ADVOCACY PROGRAM
KCAO’s trained Legal Advocate/Intake Specialists assist clients with obtaining protective orders, accompany clients to court, police interview or other legal settings and provides referrals and references as necessary per each individual client’s case. The Legal Advocacy Program deals with domestic violence, restraining orders, referrals to other companies and court accompaniment.
Trained advocates provide support and referrals to victims and are available to accompany the victim through the healing process. Professional therapy by a licensed therapist is also provided to the sexual assault victims.
RAPE PREVENTION EDUCATION
Rape is a serious issue in the United States, California, and here locally in Kings County, California. Rape and sexual assault are violent crimes that can happen to anyone. Victims can be working women, homemakers, students, grandmothers, children, the rich, the poor, and even men. Sexual assault can happen anywhere at any time. There is no prescribed setting where an assault might occur.
Kings Community Action Organization operates a Rape Crisis and Rape Prevention Education program for all victims of rape and abuse in Kings County.
SEXUAL ASSAULT FORENSIC EXAMINATION (SAFE)
Trained volunteers and/or staff respond as the advocate for the sexual assault victim during the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE). Advocates also provide referrals to the victims and are available to accompany the victim through the legal process. Professional Therapy by a licensed therapist is also provided to the sexual assault victims.