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24-Hour Helplines

Domestic Violence: (209) 465-4878
Sexual Assault: (209) 465-4997
Youth/Human Trafficking: (209) 948-1911

 

Education

Health Fairs

The Women's Center–Youth & Family Services participates in a number of health fairs and community events throughout the year. This is a part of our ongoing Public Education and Community Outreach Programs. We provide staffed informational tables for churches, schools, medical facilities, local businesses and agencies, and community centers upon request. Anyone interested in having the Women's Center–YFS participate in an event may contact any of the three Women's Center–YFS business offices in Stockton, Lodi, or Tracy.

Assertiveness Skills

Assertive behavior involves the ability to express your feelings, to choose your behavior in any given situation, to exercise your rights when it is appropriate without denying the rights of others, to disagree when it’s important to do so, and, if appropriate, to change your own behavior or ask others to change their abusive behavior.

Read more: Assertiveness Skills

Cycle of Violence

The theory of the Cycle of Violence was developed by Dr. Lenore Walker. It has three distinct phases which are generally present in violent relationships:

  1. Tension Building Phase
  2. Violent Episode Phase
  3. Remorseful/Honeymoon Phase

Outlined below are typical feelings and behaviors exhibited by family members in the various phases of the cycle of violence.

Read more: Cycle of Violence

Awareness Skills

Awareness is the foundation of personal safety and self-defense and gives you a means of safely avoiding or escaping potentially dangerous situations; it replaces false confidence based on denial with true confidence based on fact.

Read more: Awareness Skills

WCYFS cares deeply about the health of its community, supporters, clients and team. Due to rising concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and recommendations from government agencies, we have made changes to ensure the safety of everyone.

Effective immediately, the following programs, services and events are limited, postponed or cancelled:

 

In-Person Services are Limited 

  • Our 24-Hour helplines are available for over the phone crisis services.

24-Hour Helplines 
Domestic Violence | (209) 465-4878 
Sexual Assault | (209) 465-4997 
Youth/Human Trafficking | (209) 948-1911 

  • Client appointments are available by phone.
  • Court accompaniment will be on a case-by-case basis at this time. 
  • We are still available to assist with any urgent temporary restraining order (TRO) needs over the phone during business hours (209) 941-2611.

Locations Open

  • San Joaquin Street Office
  • California Street Office
  • Shelters
  • Youth Drop-In Center

Locations Closed Until Further Notice 

  • Lodi Office

Postponed until further notice

  • WCYFS Annual Luncheon

Cancelled until further notice 

  • Support Groups
  • Parenting Courses 

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and support! Please call us at (209) 941-2611 or check back for any new updates.