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Women's Center-YFS dedicates Serenity House

Serenity House Dedication

TRACY – On Tuesday, September 9, Women’s Center - Youth & Family Services, and Sutter Tracy Community Hospital will host a dedication for Serenity House, Women’s Center-YFS’ new shelter for battered women and their children residing in South San Joaquin County. The dedication will be held from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Women’s Center-YFS invites the agency’s friends and supporters to join staff, board members and dignitaries as it celebrates this exciting new milestone.

Women’s Center-YFS previously operated TREE (Tracy Refuge for Empowerment and Education) House from 2004-2013 and housed more than 450 women and children during its 9 years of operation in South County. In 2013, after evaluating repairs for TREE House, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital and foundation staff determined the necessary repairs would be cost prohibitive. Instead of moving forward with renovations, the agency, hospital and the City of Tracy made the decision to purchase a new home to serve as an undisclosed emergency shelter for battered women and their children in South San Joaquin County. In November 2013, Women’s Center-YFS purchased a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, that is expected to house 70 women and children its first year. Sutter Tracy Community Hospital has also generously donated $15,000 to furnish Serenity House.

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Some problems are too big to face alone

In the spring of 2014, Women's Center-Youth & Family Services, in collaboration with Judith Buethe Communications launched the media campaign, "Some Problems are too big to Face Alone." The billboard and RTD bus ads are currently being featured throughout San Joaquin County. The campaign started April 14, 2014 and will run through July 20, 2014 and feature compelling images in association with our 24-hour helpline numbers. This campaign is designated to let the community know of our services for homeless youth and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

 

Preview some of the billboards below:

Youth Billboard

DV Billboard

SA Billboard

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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
  • DAWN House
  • Safe House
  • Opportunity House

Locations Closed Until Further Notice 

  • WCYFS’ Youth Drop-In Center is closed to the public, but WCYFS will continue to provide food to youth clients in need. Youth clients are able to pick up food at the California Street Office from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
  • Lodi Office
  • Serenity House

Postponed until further notice

  • WCYFS 40th Annual Luncheon
  • Victim Assistance Training (VAT)

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.