Undocumented Victims of Domestic Violence Choose Fear of Deportation Over Fear of Perpetrator

A recent survey has shown that undocumented victims of abuse are not seeking help from law enforcement or from domestic violence outreach centers to obtain restraining orders. In the survey, 78 percent of advocates reported that survivors had expressed concerns about contacting police. Similarly, in March, LAPD Police Chief Beck said that victims of sexual assault[…]

Denim Day Photos

The community of Big Bear wore denim on April on April 26th to show support for survivors of sexual assault. Together, we made the statement that no matter what, even if someone is wearing “tight jeans”, there is never an excuse for sexual assault.        

DOVES Attends California Partnership to End Domestic Violence Southern Section Meeting; Plus Spring Events

April was a busy month for the staff at the DOVES Outreach Center. DOVES was happy to take part in the annual Community Church Easter Egg Hunt. Hundreds of children enjoyed the festivities which included games, prizes, and an opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny. DOVES Program Manager, Quinton Page, was proud to represent the[…]

A Month of Gratitude at Lorrie’s House

Our shelter is fortunate to have several amazing volunteers who never run out of energy or kindness. We would like to take this opportunity to thank one of our longest volunteers by the name of Susan Rich. Susan has been an educator in the Bear Valley Unified School District for over twenty years. She currently[…]

March 2017 Outreach Center Updates

As we make our way into spring, we at DOVES continue to strive to provide the highest level of service to our clientele. The snow days seem to be behind us, and we are buckling down on a number of projects. Strategic planning efforts for the organization are well underway, and DOVES staff along with[…]

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is always a great month for DOVES as it is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. In past years, it has become a tradition for DOVES staff to go to Big Bear High School and talk to the freshman about healthy relationships. This year’s effort was a great success. DOVES’ staff, Maria, Tonya, Quinton, and[…]