Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence
(South County & San Benito County)
1.877.END.SADV (1.877.363.7238)
Youth & Family Crisis Line
(South County)

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About Us

Our Mission


Our mission is to create opportunities for positive change by promoting and supporting the full potential of individuals, the strengths of families, and the well being of our community.

We advance our mission by building emotionally healthy families, youth, and individuals, and increasing their interdependence, self-reliance, and safety. We provide wellness and recovery-based behavioral health services, empowerment-based domestic violence and sexual assault services, and strength-based prevention and intervention services to South Santa Clara County and the surrounding areas.


Our Values

The following values represent who we are and what we believe in. They guide the work that we do and guide our interactions with each other and the larger world.


Respect - We affirm the dignity, potential and contribution of our clients, staff, partners, donors, volunteers, board members, and community. We actively welcome and respect cultural diversity. We consistently adhere to respectful interactions at all times, using our words intentionally. We support each client to establish and pursue their own life goals.


Integrity - We act consistenly with our mission, being honest and transparent in what we do and say, and accept responsibility for our collective and individual actions. We adhere to firm principles of moral, ethical and professional standards.


Excellence - We continually challenge ourselves to the highest levels of performance and learning in order to achieve the most effective service to our community. We commit to continuous quality improvement and data-driven decision making. We hold each other accountable to these principles and support one another in adapting to change.


Compassion - We value, support and celebrate each individual who constitutes our collective team.   We hold each other in high esteem, and wholeheartedly engage each other and those we serve with kindness.  We strive for meaningful work-life harmony and support self-care.


Celebration - We collectively build a positive, strength-based culture. We celebrate our individual and collective successes and accomplishments.  We strive to build hope and uplift one another. We have fun and laugh together.


Initiative - We seek innovative solutions to the complex challenges our community faces.   We use effective change management and project management skills to ensure we are responsive, timely and efficient. We build on the strength and resiliency of our collective team to address these needs.


Unity - We value personal connection and foster genuine and trusting relationships with one another. We are collectively determined to achieve our mission, vision and shared goals. We whole heartedly engage in strength-based, solution-focused problem solving. We share knowledge, resources, and skills to serve our clients and community with continued excellence.

Please click here for a PDF version of our values.


Wellness & Recovery Service Philosphy

The following principles guide our programs and client interactions. They help us to build emotionally healty children, families and individuals, and to increase their inter-dependence, self-reliance and safety.



Client Centered


Culturally Sensitive

Collaborative and Integrative



Natural Supports


Needs Driven


Outcome Based


Please click here for a full description of our Wellness & Recovery Service Philosophy and how we put these principles to action in our work and in the community.