Domestic Violence is an "epidemic of major proportions" according to the U.S. Surgeon General. It is the major cause of injury to women in the United States, more common then muggings, auto accidents, and rape combined.
- Domestic violence is a crime and is a major factor in other community problems such as homelessness, unemployment and poverty.
- Up to 50% of all women may experience abuse by a partner.
- About 5% of reported victims are men.
- Once begun, the cycle of violence tends to continue, increasing with frequency and severity. Permanent disability of death may result.
- Violence occurs in families of all incomes, races, religious groups, and occupations. There's no "typical" victim.
- The pattern of domestic violence will affect future generations . Children in violent homes are at least at a 50% higher risk of child abuse, and may become abusers of victims as adults.
Alternatives to Domestic Violence (ADV)
Improve the quality of life and create hope by ending the cycle of violence through services and education for residents of Riverside County.
- 24 Hour Crisis Intervention, counseling and ongoing victim support
- Advocate available 1 day a week (by appointment) in the City of Beaumont to assist victims with resources, restraining orders filings, counseling services, etc.
- Referrals to other ADV programs and Community Support Services
- Residential Shelter
- Children's Program
- Children's Outreach Program
- Community Outreach
- Community Education
- Volunteer program
To report a crime please contact the Beaumont Police Department by dialing 911 or our non-emergency number at 951-769-8500.
- If you need assistance, you can contact a crisis counselor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 1-800-339-SAFE (7233).
- If you are experiencing an emergency dial 911.
- If you need to report a crime you can contact the non-emergency number at 951-769-8500.
- To set up an appointment with an ADV advocate, contact Priscella Garcia at 951-320-1370. Appointments are available on Wednesdays at the Albert A. Chatigny Sr. Community Recreational Center, located at 1310 Oak Valley Parkway, from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.