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Merger featured in case study

With the help of La Piana Consulting, on July 1, 2012, Family and Youth Services (FAYS) and the Women’s Center of San Joaquin County officially merged to become a new organization, Women’s Center – Youth & Family Services.

The merger is the first of its kind in San Joaquin County in more than a decade, and this union has created a stronger organization with a larger platform, better able to serve the needs of our community. Women’s Center-YFS is San Joaquin County’s only provider of shelter and services specifically designed to meet the needs of homeless youth and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Our staff of more than 75 employees operates 8 sites, 4 of them open round-the-clock, to serve adults, children, youth and families throughout the county. Last year we served more than 21,000 individuals, including more than 750 women, children and youth who stayed in our shelters. 

Click to read the case study by La Piana Consulting

WCYFS staff and youth featured in documentary

 

Did you know that more than 39 percent of the homeless are 18 years and younger? Join us on November 13 for the premiere of the documentary "Left Behind," a film by Shane Williamson that chronicles the lives of San Joaquin County homeless youth, shown in support of Homeless and Runaway Youth Awareness Month. 

November 13 at 6:00 P.M.
Janet Leigh Theatre at University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95211 

Registration is required since seating is limited. $15 suggested donation to the San Joaquin County Office of Education, Educational Foundation in lieu of entrance fees.                  

Click here to register, today!

Click here for more events and activities for Homeless and Runaway Youth Awareness Month

Video pays tribute to domestic violence victims

"Paths no Longer Traveled" is a short film created by Women's Center-YFS staff member Candy Kebe. The video depicts the reality domestic violence victims face in San Joaquin county.

"The Silent Witnesses"

Life-sized red silhouettes represent women and children killed in acts of domestic violence in San Joaquin County. Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services' Silent Witness Exhibit is part of the Silent Witness National Initiative, a non-profit grassroots organization started in 1990. The Silent Witness Exhibit provides a powerful visual testimonial to the sad reality of domestic violence and seeks to educate and motivate public support.

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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
  • Youth Drop-In Center

Locations Closed Until Further Notice 

  • Lodi Office
  • Serenity House

Postponed until further notice

  • WCYFS 40th 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.