Our Mission: Tri-Valley Haven creates homes safe from abuse, contributes to a more peaceful society one person, one family, one community at a time. Together, we build a world without violence.


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Tri-Valley Haven Stands Against Violence Towards Asian Americans and People of Asian Descent

Tri-Valley Haven Logo To all Asian and Asian American individuals: Tri-Valley Haven stands in solidarity with you! We condemn all forms of violence, domestic abuse, sexual assault, discrimination, racism, harassment and xenophobia. We're grieved by the escalating violence towards persons of Asian descent. The at least 3,795 reported incidents of hate against Asian American and Pacific Islanders since the COVID-19 pandemic began, recorded by Stop AAPI Hate, are deplorable and unacceptable.

Last Tuesday, a white gunman fatally shot eight people, including six Asian women, in a series of killings at three massage parlors in the Atlanta area. The shootings are the latest in a series of violent incidents against Asian Americans across the country, including the January assault and killing of 84-year-old Vicha Ratanapakdee in San Francisco. It's not a coincidence that six of the eight victims last week were Asian women. The suspect's remarks were rooted in a history of misogyny and stereotypes. Asian American women are often fetishized and hypersexualized; seen as quiet and submissive. These perceptions of Asian American women as hypersexual and exotic can be traced back centuries. It reduces Asian women to an inaccurate stereotype, a commodity, and contributes to the increasing rates of violence.

This racial discrimination needs to be acknowledged and stopped! We must call upon our most courageous selves to fight against harmful stereotypes and stand up for what is right. We believe that shared equity for all is the path to peace. Without oppression, no one person or group of people will be regarded as "less" than another. In sexual assault and family violence services we know we must sometimes be the voice for survivors who are unable to speak out. Their risks may be lethal.

How can we reach a world without violence when we look at what is happening today? We have to keep the faith in change and in our ability to make it happen. It will take all of us. What can we do? Not everyone can protest. We are in the midst of a COVID pandemic. We can speak up. If you see something, say something or do something. Check in with your Asian American peers. Listen to Asian American women and elders, and center their experiences. Some of us can contribute to organizations that reflect our values. Support organizations that are advocating for justice in the Asian American community. Educate ourselves. Consider taking a training about irradiating hate or on implicit bias. Let's do what we can every day. Learn about the history of Asian American discrimination. Be mindful of the fact that we have power in this situation; we have a voice. Some of us enjoy privilege. Let's use it thoughtfully to be allies of and instruments for change.

"Together we build a world without violence." The more we commit to learn about and respect each other, the closer we get to a world without violence.

In solidarity,

Ann King, Executive Director and Christine Dillman, Director of Development

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, 2021

SAAM Logo Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is about both awareness and prevention of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse. It's impossible to prevent an issue no one is aware of, and it's hard to make people aware of a problem without providing a solution. Prevention and consciousness raising work together. Tri-Valley Haven invites you to join us this month and every month in raising awareness and helping to prevent sexual assault. A list of Tri-Valley Haven's SAAM Events is below.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - A National Day of Action to End Sexual Violence Wear Teal on the Day of Action and share your selfies on social media (#SAAM2021). Tri-Valley Haven will be sharing pictures and posts about the National Day of Action all day on April 6th. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tik Tok.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 @ 2 - 2:30 pm - Sexual Assault Prevention Training for Las Positas College Tri-Valley Haven will present an online Sexual Assault Prevention Training at Las Positas College. The class is open to current students, alumni, and staff. Topics will include real life scenarios and bystander intervention techniques. To register and for more information, please contact ashley@trivalleyhaven.org.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 @ 1 - 2:30 pm - Tri-Valley Haven-s Online Self Defense Class This free training will help individuals develop easy-to-use techniques such as awareness, assertiveness and verbal confrontation skills in combination with safe strategies to prevent, resist, and escape violent assaults. In adhering to social distancing guidelines, we have modified our self-defense classes to virtual only. This class will be interactive and will be a great introduction to self-defense techniques and options. To register, please contact christine@trivalleyhaven.org.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - National Denim Day We invite you to wear jeans on Denim Day as a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault! Share your Denim Day pictures on social media to show your solidarity with survivors and with the movement to end sexual violence (#DenimDay). Tri-Valley Haven will be posting pictures and announcements about Denim Day on April 28th. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tik Tok.

Tri-Valley Haven's Thrift Store is Open Five Days per Week!

Thrift Store Image Starting Tuesday, March 30th, Tri-Valley Haven's Thrift Store, located at 116 North L Street in Livermore, will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays 10:00am to 5:00pm!

Donations Gate will be accepted every Tuesday morning from 10:00am to 12:00noon, AND every Thursday from 11:00am to 1:00pm*.

*Please call the store ahead of time at (925) 449-1177 if you would like to donate furniture and/ or baby items so we can confirm with you what the Thrift Store is able to accept.

Thank you for supporting Tri-Valley Haven and our Thrift Store!

Tri-Valley Haven has ONLINE Support Groups during COVID!

DV Group Image DV Group Image Spanish These are hard times for everyone, but if you are a survivor of sexual assault or domestic violence, sheltering in place and dealing with a pandemic could be just one of many stressful things you are dealing with. Tri-Valley Haven has moved its 8-week long support groups online in order to be there for you or your loved ones. Please call our office number at (925) 449-5845 and leave a message in our Intake voicemail to sign up for a group.

- DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT GROUP starts Monday, January 25th, 2021 and runs from 11 AM - 12 PM on Mondays for 10 sessions.
- SEXUAL ASSAULT SUPPORT GROUP starts in January, 2021 and runs from 3 PM - 4:30 PM on Tuesdays
- GRUPO DE APOYO PARA SOBREVIVIENTES DE VIOLENCIA DOMESTICA empieza 20 de enero 2021, cada Miercoles, 11-12 PM.

Estos son tiempos dificiles para todos, pero si usted es una sobreviviente de agresion sexual o violencia domestica, refugiarse en el lugar y enfrentar una pandemia podria ser solo una de las muchas cosas estresantes con las que estas lidiando. Tri-Valley Haven ha movido sus grupos de apoyo de 8 semanas en linea para estar alli para usted o sus seres queridos. Llame a nuestro numero de oficina al (925) 449-5845 y deje un mensaje en nuestro correo de voz de admision para inscribirse en un grupo.

Current Open Positions at Tri-Valley Haven

Work at Tri-Valley Haven! Tri-Valley Haven is looking for passionate and caring people to join our staff! We have a couple open positions at the Haven currently. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.