Our Mission

Rainbow Services seeks to end the cycle of family violence.

Rainbow Services, along with other domestic violence agencies, is part of a network that aims to keep families safe. We do our best to provide support and assistance for women and children dealing with family violence.

Welcome to Rainbow Services

Need help? Call our 24-hour English-Spanish hotline at (310) 547-9343

ESCAPE WARNING – if you are in an abusive relationship and your abuser has access to your computer, it is important that you take precautionary steps to hide your internet activities. If you know that your abuser has access to the computer that you use, the best safety measure to take is to use another computer or press the escape button now. 

 

Thanksgiving at Rainbow

Holidays are often a very stressful time, especially for those who are working on ending the cycle of violence in their lives.  The generosity of our wonderful donors has always been so appreciated by our program participants. 

Would you like to help a family celebrate Thanksgiving this year?  Your donation of food will mean so much.  Feel free to use our Thanksgiving Wish List as a guide.

Thank you and our best wishes to you for a Thanksgiving filled with gratitude and generosity of spirit.

Bringing Happy Holidays to Rainbow Services

Rainbow is grateful for the support from our caring community members who continue to provide the means for our participants to experience joy during the holidays. So many of you have spent so many hours shopping for the "perfect gift" chosen from our Wish list and we truly appreciate all of your time and efforts.  This year we are adding a new request for the holidays and that is for you to consider substituting gift cards for 50% (or more) of the gifts that you would purchase.  We have come to this for many reasons:

              1. To empower our clients to shop for items that would combine what their children need and what they want.

               2. To give our clients the opportunity to be an important part of the family gift choosing and giving.

                3. To ease the burden on staff of gathering and matching wish lists and sorting gifts which is in addition to their already demanding jobs.

               4,  To alleviate the need for us to spend a huge amount of time to find and set up a location for gathering, staging and distributing gifts.

To see our Holiday Wish List (items needed all year-round), please click here.The wish list includes the most popular gift cards as well as items. 

To ensure that we have adequate time for gift distribution to our participant families, we would appreciate receiving your donation by December 13th.  We will, of course, gladly and gratefully receive last minute donations up to December 22nd.

please email Anna Sanchez at donations@rainbowservicesdv.org

Thank you for your support.  You are making a difference.

Domestic Violence Advocate Training

To volunteer, intern, or work directly with victims of domestic violence in a shelter setting, a specific 40-hour training course is required by the State of California*.  Rainbow Services holds 2 sessions of the mandated 40-hour Domestic Violence Advocate Training each year. 

The next training will begin on Monday evening, March 5, 2018.  It will be held on Monday and Thursday evenings,  from 6 to 9 or 9:30 – depending on the topic - and will end on Monday evening, April 16, 2018.  Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the training.  There is a materials fee of $150.  Online registration for the classes is now open. 

*This class is for working with victims of domestic violence.  It is not the training for the batterer intervention programs.

The cost is $150 which includes all materials.  Everyone who completes the course will receive a certificate needed to work or volunteer at a domestic violence shelter agency. 

Click here to register.  For further information please email: jgordon@rainbowservicesdv.org

Thank you.

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