"We provide hope, support and recovery for those who are or who have been victims"

Valley Crisis Center

About

 

Valley Crisis Center of Merced County seeks to prevent domestic violence, sexual abuse, and human trafficking by advocating for positive changes in the societal systems that may lead to oppression, fostering a better understanding of domestic and sexual violence through community education, and providing culturally relevant direct services that empower victims of abuse and their children.

Since 2008 Valley Crisis Center of Merced County has been the community’s response to violence and abuse, serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other serious crimes, while also working to prevent violence and abuse through prevention education, intervention training and public awareness. As a member of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the local shelter is active in the oldest and most respected coalition in the country. Statewide, the Shelter’s services are recognized for innovative program excellence.

As the only domestic violence emergency shelter and sexual assault agency in Merced County, the agency’s comprehensive programming serves to address many client needs under one roof. Valley Crisis Center’s programs, along with those of the many community partners we collaborate with, offer practical solutions and helpful opportunities to the families we serve. Our services are free to all victims in Merced County and surrounding communities regardless of gender, race, age, sexual orientation, income level or disability.

 

Ways to Contact Us

Valley Crisis Center has several ways that you can reach out for confidential help.


You can reach out by phone:

Main Office: (209) 725-7900

24 Hour Crisis Line: (209) 722-4357


You can reach out in person:

Main Office: 1960 P St, Merced CA 95340

Los Banos Office: 545 J St, Los Banos CA 93635


You can reach out online between 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday Through Friday online at:

http://rc.chat/vcc


You can check us out on social media, however we are unable to provide crisis intervention services through them because of safety concerns.

Facebook

Instagram

Safety Alert

Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear through normal means. If you are afraid your internet and/or computer usage might be monitored, you can find some tips here, if you still do not feel safe, please use a safer computer such as the ones found at your local library, or call your local hotline and/or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline which can link you with local domestic violence agencies.

(800) 799- SAFE (7233) or TTY 866-484-4913