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YWCA Monterey County Opens Restraining Order Clinic in Salinas


Our Legal Advocacy team works to increase immediate and long-term legal protection for clients by providing assistance with Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (DVRO), Civil Harassment Restraining Orders (CHO), cease and desist letters, information and referrals.

Beginning on January 26th, 2015, the YWCA will open its Salinas Restraining Order Clinic to assist clients with court-required documents, compiling evidence and supportive materials in preparation for court appearances, and court accompaniment.

The Restraining Order Clinic hours of operation are Mondays from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM and Fridays from 12:30 to 3:30 PM, at our office at 236 Monterey Street in Salinas. To make an appointment with a Legal Advocate, please call our Salinas office at (831) 422-8602

 We Vow to Keep Families & Beloved Pets Together

Pets aren't immune to domestic violence.  Abusers often threaten, injure or kill their partners' or children's pets as a means of control or revenge.  When a woman decides to flee a violent relationship, she'll be able to take her pet to our shelter.  This is our dream - we need your help to make it a reality.  Learn more here. To watch our PSA, click here

 Make a Difference - Join Our Counseling Team  


The YWCA is recruiting bilingual (Spanish) marriage and family therapy interns and associate social workers to provide counseling to individuals who have experienced or witnessed domestic violence or abuse.  Our counseling positions are unique opportunities for pre-licensed  therapists to gain excellent clinical experience while receiving paid supervision toward licensure. Learn more here.

Racial Justice Speaker Series Continues on 4/2/15

Join us as we host CSUMB faculty members Drs. Ann Todd Jealous and Caroline Haskell for a discussion of their co-edited book, Combined Destinies: Whites Sharing Grief About Racism, an anthology exploring the impact of racism on the lives of white people. Thursday, April 2nd, 6:00-7:30 PM, Performing Arts Center, Hartnell College, 411 Central Ave, Salinas. Reception to follow. More here.

Meet Our New Program Director, Kevin McAllister

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Kevin McAllister as the YWCA's incoming Program Director. "It is an honor and privilege to join the YWCA Monterey County as the agency's new Program Director. I am looking forward to meeting all of our community partners, and I am truly happy to call Monterey County my new home!" To learn more about Kevin's leadership profile and experience in serving vulnerable populations, click here.

Donate Your Gently-Loved Furniture to the YWCA!

Thinking about  updating the look of your home?  Looking to find a new home for the sofa you want to replace? The YWCA welcomes your donation of gently used and loved furniture. For a no-cost furniture pick up, please send a photo of the pieces you’d like to donate and send them to Cheryl McCormick, Executive Director,  Click here to learn about our greatest need.

YWCA Monterey County • 236 Monterey Street • Salinas, CA 93901
email: • Phone:  831-422-8602 • Fax:  831-422-8608

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