(760) 955-8010     P.O. Box 2825, Victorville, CA 92393-2825
Does your partner prevent you from seeing family and/or friends?

Does your partner intimidate or threaten you?

Has your partner ever prevented you from leaving the house, getting a job or continuing your education?

Has your partner destroyed things that you care about?

Does your partner constantly criticize you and your abilities?

Has your partner forced you to have sex or engage in sex that makes you feel uncomfortable?

If there is a weapon in your house, has your partner ever threatened to use it against you when he/she is angry?

IF YOU ANSWERED 'YES' TO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS, YOU SHOULD SEEK HELP BECAUSE YOU MAY BE IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP. THE ABUSE IS NOT GOING TO GO AWAY BY ITSELF. THE VIOLENCE IS GOING TO GET WORSE AND MORE FREQUENT.

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"A BETTER WAY"
WE CAN HELP!
IF YOU ARE A VICTIM OF ABUSE:
THE MOST DIFFICULT STEP FOR YOU TO TAKE IS TO ACTUALLY ADMIT THAT YOU ARE BEING ABUSED BY YOUR PARTNER. YET, ADMISSION IS THE FIRST STEP IN GETTING HELP.

Our Mission Statement...
To advocate for and assist those victimized by domestic violence by providing shelter, programs, opportunity and education; to contribute to social change through intervention, prevention, education and community awareness.
Are you a Victim or a Survivor?
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IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF SHELTER OR ASSISTANCE OUR HOTLINE IS AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY
CALL:
(760) 955-8723
To learn a little about our Executive Director Margaret Diaz, please follow this link.
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“A Better Way”
Domestic Violence Shelter and Outreach
Offers the following classes and groups
Mondays: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
LIFE SKILLS
Anger Management & Parenting.
Certificate upon completion of 12 continual classes.
See instructor for limitations.
Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PEER SUPPORT GROUP
This group is open to any person who has been or is in a
Domestic Violence relationship and needs support.
Wednesdays: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
VICTIM IMPACT
Self-help course on Domestic Violence to help survivors educate and strengthen themselves and provide hands on intervention.
Certificate upon completion of 12 continual classes.
See Instructor for limitations.

All classes are held at “A Better Way” Victor Valley Domestic Violence, Inc.
14114 Hesperia Road, Victorville, CA
For further information please call: (760) 955-8010
All classes are FREE and Child Care is provided for children aged 12 and under.
“A Better Way” is a Member Agency of
Desert Communities United Way
THERE’S NO EXCUSE FOR ABUSE
"A Better Way" wishes to congratulate our own
Anita Gomez
on winning the
California Partnership To End Domestic Violence
Advocate Of The Year Award 2010
Toll Free Numbers
         888-949-5770                            866-228-2059                             
DISSEMINATION EEO PLAN (EEOP)
AND EEO POLICY


Internal Dissemination

1.  Distribute a hard copy of the EEO Plan to all Managers/Supervisors.
2.  Send an email and a hard copy memorandum to all employees, to let them know that a copy of the EEO Plan is available on request from the EEO/HR Office.
3.  Post a copy of the EEO Plan on the organizations intranet service, as in-house electronic communication network.
4. Post a copy of the EEOP Policy and the Federal and State Notice of Equal Employment Opportunity and Nondiscrimination on Department bulletin boards, HR Office and at all locations where applicants/clients are served.
5. A discussion  of the EEO Plan and EEO policies and procedures are included in the orientation of all new employees.
6.  The EEO Policy is distributed annualy to all employees. In addition, this policy is included in the personnel policies and procedures and in the employee handbook.
7.  Copies of the organization's EEO procedures are available for all employees' review through supervisors/managers or theEEO/HR Office
8.  The phrase "A Better Way"/Victor Valley DometicViolence is an Equal Opportunity Employment Opportunity", will be used in all job announcements.  The phrase will be incorporated in all bargaining agreements, brochures, etc.


External Dissemination

1.  Post a copy of the EEO plan on the organization's public website.
2.  The phrase "A Better Way"/Victor Valley Domestic Vionce is an equal Employment Employment Opportunity". will will be used in all recruitment publications, brochures; and, if pictures are utilized, minorities, females and the handicapped will be represented where appropriate.
3.  Include on all job announcements that applicants may obtain a copy of the organization's EEO Plan and  Policy on request.
4.  Notify all contractors an vendors that do business with this organzation that we are committed to equal employment and  a copy of our EEO Plan and Policy are available on request.

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