About Us

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.

Safety Alert

Computer Safety

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.

Valley Crisis Center

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If you need help today, call our 24 hour hotline. We can help you (and your kids) get safe today. We can provide you with a safe, confidential shelter if necessary. We can help you develop a safety plan and discuss all your options. If needed, we can help you with legal paperwork. We will also help you access resources and provide counseling so you can regain control of your life. Most of all, we will be there for you. When you are ready, we will be here.

Merced Office 

790 Loughborough Drive
Merced, CA 95348
Next to the Merced Mall

Los Banos Office

545 J Street
Los Banos, CA 93635
In the Police Annex