Los Banos

Valley Crisis Center opened its Los Banos office in April of 2009. The opening of VCC in Los Banos came after the previous domestic violence and sexual assault agency shut down its doors. Valley Crisis Center felt that although the former agency was no longer in existence, there was still a need for domestic violence and sexual assault services in the westside of Merced County. VCC aimed to provide these services to the westside community and with Los Banos as the neutral area between Dos Palos and Gustine, people from other areas on the westside would be able to access our services.

Since 2009, the Los Banos office has gone from a single tiny location to a large office. The growth is due in part to the support given by Police Chief, Gary Brizzee. Today, Valley Crisis Center in Los Banos is a well respected agency in the community. Last year alone, our Los Banos office served about 154 people with counseling, DVRT, legal assistance, and other forms of advocacy.