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Survivor Resources

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LA-HOP Outreach Services for Homelessness – lahsa.orgEnglish / Español +

How to Get Help If You Are Experiencing Homelessness – endhomelessness.org

Long Beach Winter Shelter Program Flyer – PDF


How to Clear Your Browsing History – WikiHow

Technology Safety Resources for Survivors – techsafetyapp.org – English
Recursos de Seguridad Tec – techsafetyapp.org – Español

Technology Safety & Privacy: A Toolkit for Survivors – English
Seguridad y Privacidad Tecnológica: Una Herramienta para Sobrevivientes
– Español

Consumer Privacy Act Fact List – caprivacy.org

Teen Dating Violence Resources – English
Para Los Jóvenes Prevenir y Terminar con El Abuso en El Noviazgo
– Español

Teen Dating Violence Resources – breakthecycle.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifelife – suicidepreventionlifeline.org – English
Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio – suicidepreventionlifeline.org
– Español

Suicide Prevention and Intervention Agencies – PDF

Other Services

Pantry Locator – lafoodbank.org

Hot Food Long Beach (proof of Long Beach residence required) – PDF

LADWP Refrigerator Exchange Program – PDF

Articles and Interviews

Improving the Community From Within Your Home – mycashflowacademy.com

What is being done about homelessness in Los Angeles – English
Qué se hace sobre la falta de vivienda en Los Ángeles
– Español

Domestic Violence Services Must Renew Their Social Change Roots

Reports and Presentations

The Impact of The DV Housing First Model in California
A statewide evaluation of the DV Housing First model, including a longitudinal study of Rainbow’s community housing program. An executive summary and infographic are also available.

Domestic Violence-Homeless Services Coalition Messaging
Common messaging from the Los Angeles Domestic Violence-Homeless Services Coalition (DVHSC) regarding their focus on creating a client-centered system that increases access to safe housing and supportive services for survivors of domestic violence and their families.

From Power Over to Power With: Rainbow Services’ Transformation to a Trauma Informed CultureAn evaluation detailing Rainbow Services’ shift to becoming trauma-informed, including information about the organization, an explanation of trauma-informed care (theory and practice), the complete transitional process, and an in-depth summary.

From Power Over to Power With: Applying a Trauma-Informed Approach to Our Work
A webinar presented by our Executive Director and Dr. Eleanor Lyon on the process of incorporating a trauma-informed approach to organizational culture.

Trauma-Informed Care Evaluation ReportStarting in 2015 and funded by the Blue Shield of California Foundation, Rainbow Services completed a two-year, agency wide transition to a trauma-informed theoretical framework. The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health conducted an evaluation of this project and produced this report, including an in-depth analysis of survey responses from survivors.

Safe Housing for Survivors in Los Angeles
The Domestic Violence and Housing Technical Assistance Consortium (DVHTAC) collected responses from various stakeholders and agencies regarding their views on how we address the safety and housing needs of DV survivors in Los Angeles.  A summary of their findings are provided in this report.

Domestic Violence, PTSD, and Early Childhood Experiences
The Center for Violence-Free Relationships and seven California-based domestic violence organizations including Rainbow Services have administered a survey to see how early in life survivors were concerned about unhealthy relationships and to measure the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) on their lives.  This analysis is based on 520 surveys conducted by these organizations.

DVHSC Focus Group Report – Survivor Solutions to Program and Systems ChangeThe Domestic Violence and Homeless Services Coalition (DVHSC) is a group in Los Angeles committed to decreasing the number of women experiencing homelessness as a result of domestic violence.  They have shared their findings from focus groups conducted throughout LA County with domestic violence survivors who had experienced homelessness.

DV-HS CoalitionRainbow Services and The Downtown Women’s Center has developed a partnership with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), the City Attorney’s office, and County Supervisor Kuehl’s office to address women entering homelessness as a result of DV and to improve their access to permanent housing.

How California’s Housing Crisis Affects Victims of Domestic ViolenceAn article by our Executive Director discussing the lack of affordable housing and how it affects victims of domestic violence.

Going Against The Grain
A report from a Survivor-Centered Practices learning circle that explores what survivors value in their journey towards healing and their definition of success.

Establishing Domestic Violence Housing First in CaliforniaAn evaluation of the DVHF model as implemented by 8 agencies (one of which is Rainbow Services) in 2016.

DVHF Infographic SummaryA summary of the key findings from the process evaluation above.

LAHSA Ad Hoc Committee on Women’s Homelessness – Report and RecommendationsRecommendations provided through a partnership between LAHSA, the LA City Attorney’s Office, Downtown Women’s Center, and Rainbow to address the intersection between DV and homelessness.

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