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The Women and Children’s Center of the Sierra stands ready to assist victims of domestic violence. We are here for you. We are focused on your safety and your choices and will provide you with options.
We will NOT make you do anything.
YOU decide what is best for you.
Please come to our office or call us at 825-7395.
Information and Referrals
Are you being abused?
Abuse can take many forms. The abuser chooses how to control his victim and does whatever he needs to in order to gain and retain control. Below are some of the ways an abuser exerts power.
Physical violence – hitting, punching, shoving, using weapons to hurt you
Sexual violence – making you have sex when you don’t want to, forcing you to do sexual things you don’t want to do, demanding that you have sex with others
We are here to help
We are here to listen — we cannot work miracles.
We are here to help you acknowledge your feelings — we cannot make your pain go away.
We are here to help you identify options — we will not make decisions for you.
We are here to discuss the steps for changing your life — we will not take the steps for you.
We are here to help you discover your strength — we will not rescue you only to leave you vulnerable.
We are here to help you realize you can help yourself —we will not take responsibility for you.
We are here to help you learn to choose — we will not eliminate difficult choices from your life.
We are here to provide support for change.
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Shelters and Programs:
CAAW (Committee to Aid Abused Women) — (775) 329-4150
Safe Embrace — (775) 322-3466
Nevada Urban Indians — (775) 788-7600
Tu Casa Latina – (775) 432-9929
Tahoe Safe Alliance — (800) 736-1060
Victims Services Pyramid Lake – (775) 575-9444
Advocates to End Domestic Violence – (775) 883-7654
Help For Sex Trafficking Victims:
Awaken — (775) 393-9183
Reno Police Department - 775-334-2175
Reno Police Department Victim Services Unit - 775-657-4519
Sparks Police Department - 775-353-2231
Sparks Police Department Victim Services Unit - 775-353-2217 • Spanish (775) 353-2267
Washoe County Sheriff's Office - 775-353-2231
Washoe County Sheriff's Office Victim Advocates
Heather Dreiling - 775-325-6465
Adrianne Phillips - 775-328-3334
Crisis Call Hotlines:
Crisis Call Center Sexual Assault Supportive Services — (775) 784-8090 or (800) 992-5757
National Domestic Violence Hotline — 1-800-799- SAFE (7233)
Temporary Protection Order Office — (775) 328-3468
Washoe Legal Services — (775) 329-2727
Nevada Legal Service — (775) 284-3491 or (800) 323-8666