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Victim Services

At Shepherd's Door, we are committed to fostering an environment where victims feel safe, supported, and empowered. Our team undergoes extensive training, including our  40-hour domestic violence training as mandated by California Evidence Code 1037.1 for designation as Domestic Violence Counselors. This training equips us to handle all aspects of client intake, case management, peer counseling, and group facilitation with expertise and sensitivity. We firmly believe in adopting a trauma-informed approach in our work, recognizing and responding to the unique needs and experiences of each individual we serve.

Direct Services

Domestic Violence Peer Counseling


Self care and Empowerment Support Group

Shelter placement

Case management

Assess housing needs

Referral Services


Mental Health Services

Healthcare Services

Substance Abuse Counseling

Restraining Order

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Domestic Violence Assessment Tools

SHARP, a quick and confidential 15-minute online assessment, offers valuable insights to both stalking victims and professionals supporting them. Following completion, participants promptly receive a personalized narrative outlining their situation and suggesting steps to enhance their safety. Developed collaboratively with input from legal professionals, victim advocates, law enforcement, and organizations like the Battered Women’s Justice Project and the Stalking Resource Center, SHARP aligns with the legal components of stalking statutes. This tool is designed to empower individuals by providing practical guidance for improving safety in cases of stalking.


Childhood Adversity Assessment

The ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) quiz aids in the identification of various forms of abuse, neglect, and other indicators of a challenging upbringing. Initially conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Kaiser Permanente in the mid-1990s, the research revealed that a higher count of ACEs correlates with an increased risk of negative health, behavioral, and opportunity-related outcomes. If your quiz score is elevated, we recommend reading the article titled "Because of the Adversity I Faced in Childhood, There's Nothing I Can't Do." ACE

The Danger Assessment serves as a tool to evaluate the potential risk of lethality for an individual experiencing abuse from an intimate partner. The assessment consists of two components: 1) a calendar and 2) a 20-item scoring instrument. The calendar aids in gauging the severity and frequency of abuse, promoting victim awareness, and mitigating denial or minimization of the situation. The 20-item scoring instrument employs a weighted system to evaluate yes/no responses concerning risk factors linked to intimate partner homicide. This tool is available in multiple languages and includes a separate assessment, the "DA-1," designed specifically for immigrant women.


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