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Domestic Violence Prevention Services

Helping individuals and families lead strong, safe, and productive lives is among JFCS’ highest priorities. We are committed to assisting women and children who have fled their homes due to domestic violence. We want to make sure that they receive the support they need to live safely and securely and to rebuild productive, happy, and self-sufficient lives. To do so, we offer extensive services to survivors of domestic abuse, including counseling and job-skills training.  

One important component of our domestic-violence prevention program is Dream House, a transitional housing program with supportive services. At Dream House, women and children—of all faiths and backgrounds—find a safe living community and benefit from services that allow them to move forward with their lives with dignity, honor, and strength.

The backbone of these services is Dream House’s comprehensive case management program. Residents are connected to appropriate referrals after they receive an in-depth assessment of their medical, emotional, vocational, financial, educational, legal, and other needs. Dream House’s staff also works with residents to develop a plan for their future so that they can re-establish safe, successful, and self-sufficient lives in their communities.

Residents stay at Dream House for an average of 12 months in a drug- and alcohol-free program. After their residency at Dream House, the families continue to receive supportive services to help them maintain their self-sufficiency and independence.

Note: Mothers in the family must be at least 18 years old and have children who are minors.  

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Making a Dream Come True
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Psychotherapists Michael and Elaine Kaplan had a dream: to help victims of domestic abuse. They found a way to fulfill it at JFCS's Dream House.

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Gabrielle's Story
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Gabrielle had so much going for her: a strong mind, a caring heart, and a warm demeanor. But no amount of intelligence or sweetness could save her from the abuse that she suffered from the time she was a child.

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Kelsey Friedman, Case Manager of Dream House; 415-449-1243; 

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