Coalition For Family Harmony | Agency
We provide direct services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; to educate the community regarding violence against women, children, and men; to prevent the cycle of violence.
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Prevention • Intervention • Support • Education


Since 1976, the Coalition has provided victims of family violence with the means to help them escape their life of abuse – and for over 30 years, we have operated a 24-hour bilingual crisis hotline to enable their first step toward a better life. As we assisted more and more victims, we realized that we needed to implement a variety of services – essentially, a continuum of care – to optimize their best chance of a permanent, successful transition to an abuse-free existence. Thus, a primary Coalition focus is not only directly helping the victim but eliminating violence in the home, underscored by our development of a comprehensive range of shelter-based programs for adult victims, parents, and at-risk youth – all of which will help in Building Stronger Families. The Coalition offers a variety of services to assist survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse, as well as family and friends of those suffering from abuse, and all of our services are offered in English and Spanish.

  1. 1976

    The Coalition Against Household Violence is formed.

  2. 1977

    The 24-hour bilingual crisis hotline becomes available.

  3. 1978

    The Coalition is incorporated as a non-profit organization, the first women’s support and batterer’s treatment groups are formed.

  4. 1982

    The Coalition opens its emergency shelter for battered women and their children.

  5. 1983

    The Counseling department is established, providing family, individual and couples counseling.

  6. 1985

    Parenting classes are added to later become, “Family Harmony”.

  7. 1986

    Children’s programs are added at the shelter.

  8. 1992

    Rape Crisis Center is formed (only center in Ventura County).

  9. 1994

    Teen Empowerment groups are added and Domestic Violence Response Team is formed (one of only 12 originally in the State).

  10. 1999

    Created the County’s (what is still today) only Spanish-language batterer’s treatment group for women.

  11. 2004

    Added the 52-week Child Abuse Intervention Program (one of two in the county, and the only one in Spanish).

  12. 2006

    Added Family Harmony, a comprehensive 12-week parenting program with an in-home mentoring component and chosen as the pilot program for county differential response.

  13. 2011

    Agency name is changed to Coalition for Family Harmony to more accurately reflect our new, varied services and programs.


Years Established


Different Programs


Dedicated Employees


Common Goal


At The Coalition we aim to improve the quality of life and create hope for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Our ultimate goal is to provide victims with alternative ways of coping with physical and/or emotional abuse through education, counseling, shelter, non-judgmental emotional support, and housing assistance.



Provide direct services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; to educate the community regarding violence against women, children, and men; to prevent the cycle of violence.



Empower victims of domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault to move from crisis to confidence.



We encourage honesty, respect, transparency, and accountability in serving the community


We are committed to providing comprehensive and effective services in the community


We pursue knowledge and skills to improve our services and ability to serve the community


We strive to serve as a resource to further the well being of the community


We believe in empowering women, children, and men to move from crisis to confidence


We offer a safe and caring environment for women where they can be free of violence


We create and participate in brainstorming, project development, and problem-solving activities as a staff, and in the community


We are committed to ensuring that our programs are responsive to changes in our community


We meet our vision and mission through producing internal and external work of the highest quality possible

Need Help?

Call our hotline at 1.800.300.2181 or Email Us at